'It Would Soon End', JAMB Provides Key Update on 2023 Academic Year Admissions

'It Would Soon End', JAMB Provides Key Update on 2023 Academic Year Admissions

  • JAMB has vowed that it would not process any DE admissions without certificate verification for the advanced level (A-level) candidates who applied for the 2023 admissions
  • JAMB said the candidates should contact their former institutions for swift verification of their certificates because it would not consider all affected students of non-responsive institutions for admissions for the academic year
  • The examination board disclosed that the admission process for the academic year (2023) would soon end

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FCT, Abuja - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed all A-level candidates who applied for the 2023 admissions into higher institutions through direct entry (DE) to contact their former institutions for prompt verification of their certificates.

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JAMB on Friday, January 12, warned candidates that it would not process any DE admission without certificate verification, adding that the admission process for the academic year (2023) would soon be concluded.

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JAMB asks DE candidates to immediately verify their certificates. Photo credit: Olalekan Biliamin Oba
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DE admissions: Certificate verification is important

JAMB’s statement which was shared on his official X handle fully reads:

“This is to inform all A-Level candidates that applied for the 2023 admissions through Direct Entry (DE) to contact their former institutions for prompt verification of their certificates.
“To expedite the verification process, the Board on its part has written to all tertiary institutions that issued the certificates and a significant number of them have responded positively, while others have been lackadaisical.
“You are to hereby note that the Board would not process any DE admission without certificate verification and that admission process for the academic year would soon be concluded.

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“As such, the Board would not consider all affected students of nonresponsive institutions for admissions for the academic year.”

Kindly click on this link to access the list of nonresponsive institutions.

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Meanwhile, in November 2023, JAMB announced that the registration for its 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), would begin on Monday, January 15, 2024.

In anticipation of the JAMB registration’s start date, the board chairman of MIMS Educational Services, Prince Adesegun Ogungbayi, told Legit.ng that parents and schools who desire success for their wards in the coming examination “have a big role to play”.

'Parents need to get UTME past questions'

Legit.ng also reported that Ogungbayi advised parents of candidates seeking entry into Nigerian universities to obtain the UTME past questions.

Ogungbayi stated that intending candidates for the 2024 JAMB must treat the past questions thoroughly.

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"Certificate won't guarantee jobs": JAMB registrar

In another related news, JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, urged Nigerian students to seek skills in this new age as certificates would no longer guarantee jobs in the long run.

The JAMB boss advised that Nigerians should continue learning and unlearning to excel.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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