Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Direct Entry (DE) candidates seeking admission to Nigerian universities will henceforth be required to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) along with other candidates.

JAMB, in a statement on Thursday by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, at the end of its management committee meeting, said the new policy was to ensure that the DE candidates justified the possession of their A’level certificates.

It said the committee meeting was held to appraise the recent crisis witnessed in the conduct of the 2023 DE registration, adding that the policy change was also to holistically address the loopholes which had compromised the DE admission processes.

The Board explained that the policy would be situated within the ambit of its relentless efforts aimed at enhancing the growth of the nation’s education sector to promote transparency, accountability and good governance.

JAMB said the development underscored its commitment and determination towards changing the negative narrative of A’level admissions into higher institutions in Nigeria.

Source: (NAN)

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