Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended closing date of the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration.
In a statement shortly after the management meeting, the exercise, which commenced on March 20 and was to terminate on April 20, has been prolonged by one week.
JAMB said: “This extension is partly to give all holders of Cambridge A/Level Certificate, who were unable to register for the exercise on account of some issues associated with verification of their certificates, another opportunity to do so, as well as accommodate others, who wish to register, but were unable to do so within the stipulated time.
“It should be noted that in its bid to ensure that the Cambridge A/L Certificate is on-boarded in the verification process, the British Council is partnering with the Board and, as such, would be providing a verification portal for seamless verification of its Cambridge certificates as obtains with other categories of A/Level certificates. It is this provision of a verification portal by the Council that informs the Board’s decision to reconsider its earlier stand on non-inclusion of Cambridge Certificate for DE registration.”
“Consequently, all holders of Cambridge certificates, who desire to register for the 2023 Direct Entry, can now proceed to any of the Board’s offices nearest to them to register for the exercise.
“This consideration does not in any way include candidates awaiting Cambridge certificates as ‘Awaiting Results’ would not be accepted.”
The examinations body had, after discoveries of falsified A/Level results, modified its DE registration platform to ensure that only certificates with verifiable processes are allowed as entry requirements.
To streamline the process, JAMB had also published a number of certificates allowable for the exercise, which hitherto, excluded the Cambridge Certificate.