Official Closing Date for JAMB’s Direct Entry Portal

The media and information head of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, disclosed in an interview in Abuja on Friday that the board will soon close the Direct Entry e-Registration portal.

Official Closing Date for JAMB's Direct Entry Portal
A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it’s going to close the Direct Entry e-Registration portal on Sept.15.

Fabian Benjamin, the Chief of Media and Information of the Board, said this within an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

Mr. Benjamin advised candidates yet to register to take action before the deadline, saying that there could be no postponement of the deadline.

He also advised JAMB candidates to re-upload their ‘O’ level results in the new portal as the previous portal didn’t allow for the capturing of candidates level of grades.

He also said that candidates should use the approved Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres for the exercise.

According to him, the new portal has provided a platform for the detailed categorizing of the West African Examination Result (WAEC) of candidates for proper placement.

“The first platform that was used for the exercise does not create room for the capturing of the levels of grade such as C4, C5, C6, B1, B2, B3 and A1,” he said.

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“You know in some schools, all these ‘O’ level grades are being considered. For example, if you have B1 and another one has B3 and there is no room for separation in the platform schools may not be able to ascertain the level of grades some schools will consider the O’ level grades.

“And the first platform just stated A, B, C, so with this new platform, there will be room for the download of the level of grades. Somebody who has B1 will stand a better chance than the person with B3.

“So, we use this new platform to capture all those detailed categories of WAEC result so that no grade of result will be left uploaded.’’

Benjamin, however, said that any candidate who felt that what he/she uploaded before was enough should not bother.


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