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How to Register for UTME and Direct Entry: Quick Guide


Guide and Answers to your Question about Registrations for UTME and Direct Entry


Question: What is the closing date for the UTME/DE?

Answer: The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from 6th December, 2017 to 6th February, 2018

Question: What are the general requirements to apply for JAMB UTME?

Answer: The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutions and Colleges of Education are five (5) O'Level Credit passes including Mathematics and English Language. Details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT centres and JAMB State-Offices. It is available for download on www.jamb.gov.ng and on Android Mobile App from the Google Play store.

Question: What are the qualifications to apply for Direct Entry (DE) or who can apply for Direct Entry?

Answer: Direct Entry Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) A minimum of O'Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level
(b) Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
(c) Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses, Education may be accepted as a third A' Level subject
(d) Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O'Level requirements

Question: How should I select institutions in my JAMB UTME during registration?

Answer: Every candidate is to note that the 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or the Police Academy.

Let's me take you further. You can take you school in any of the orders below:
Order 1: University (federal), University (Federal only a few federal universities can be taken as 2nd choice), Polytechnic, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 2: University (Federal) University (State), Polytechnic, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 3: University (State), University (State), Polytechnic, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 4: University (Federal), Polytechnic, College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 5: University (State), Polytechnic, College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 6: Polytechnic, Polytechnic, College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 7: Polytechnic, Polytechnic, Polytechnic, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 8: Polytechnic, College of Education, College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 9: College of Education, College of Education, College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution.
Order 10: University (Federal) University (State), College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution
Order 11: University (federal), University (Federal only a few federal universities can be taken as 2nd choice),  College of Education, Innovative Enterprises Institution


For direct entry applicants, you can only choose two universities. Kindly be aware that majority of schools are not accepting 2nd choice any longer.

Question: What are the first steps to take to register for JAMB UTME?

Answer:
A. PROFILE REGISTRATION
i. One Cell (mobile) number can be used by one candidate only. The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate's name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2018 Application/Examination
ii. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle-Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 55019 e.g Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu Surname and first name are mandatory
iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number
B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
i. To correct a mistake in candidate's name, send the [CORRECT Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
ii. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number.
 

Question: Where can I buy JAMB form or UTME e-PIN?

Answer: The ePIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH)
ii. Four Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
iii. Two participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
iv. Two online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
v. POS (Citi-Serve)
vi. ATMs of banks listed in 5C (i) above (InterSwitch)
vii. USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
viii. Nigerian Embassies s in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London

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