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The JAMB registration process for the 2024/2025 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations has begun for all interested candidates nationwide, according to the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board.

Jamb Registration

After the announcement, JAMB made the registration process available to all eligible applicants nationwide.

In a meeting with media executives on Sunday in Lagos State, the JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, stated that steps have been taken to guarantee a seamless examination process for all candidates who express interest.

What is JAMB Registration About? 

For Nigerian students hoping to get into postsecondary institutions, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is an essential test. 

However, you have to go through the registration process to take this exam. We’ll guide you through the process of successfully registering for the JAMB UTME in this blog post.


Who Can Register for JAMB?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) of Nigeria is in charge of managing the registration procedure for entrance exams into postsecondary education.

However, generally speaking, JAMB registration is open to anyone seeking admission to Nigerian universities, polytechnics, mono-technics, and colleges of education after completing their secondary education. This comprises:

  • Graduates of secondary schools apply to colleges of education, polytechnics, universities, and mono-technics.
  • those who have finished their secondary education through other approved channels, like homeschooling or private education.
  • candidates who have taken previous exams and want to retake them or get better grades.
  • Candidates who fulfill the JAMB-established age requirements.

The particular prerequisites and eligibility standards established by JAMB annually should be verified by candidates, as they may differ slightly based on the situation and rules in effect.

Getting Started

Get started by following the steps laid out below;

Creating Your JAMB Profile

You must first register for the JAMB UTME by creating a profile on the JAMB portal. Take these actions:

  • Visit www.jamb.gov.ng, the official JAMB website.
  • “Click here to create a JAMB profile” should be selected.
  • Enter your password and a working email address. You will be communicating with JAMB via your email address, so make sure it is active and easily accessible.
  • Once your information has been entered, click “Sign Up.”
  • Your email will receive a link for confirmation. To confirm your email address, click the link.

UTME vs. Direct Entry

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) are the two main entrance exams for tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Here is a quick contrast between the two:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) administers the UTME, an entrance exam, to prospective undergraduate students who want to get into Nigeria’s universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, and mono-technics.

Therefore, those who have recently finished their secondary education are the main candidates (usually after completing the senior secondary school level, equivalent to 12th grade).

For applicants seeking admission to the second year or higher levels of university education who already qualify higher than the UTME, Direct Entry is an alternative method of entry into postsecondary institutions.

The Advanced Level (A-level), National Diploma (ND), National Certificate of Education (NCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB), or any other comparable qualifications are acceptable for application.

In conclusion, Direct Entry is for candidates with higher qualifications seeking admission to advanced levels of tertiary education, whereas UTME is for candidates seeking admission into the first year of tertiary education following secondary education completion.

The UTME Registration Process

The following is the UTME registration process  you should follow to apply successfully;

Getting Your JAMB e-PIN: 

Use these steps to obtain your JAMB Registration e-PIN:

  • To get the e-PIN, go to any JAMB office, bank that has been accredited, or website that has been given permission by JAMB.
  • Present your NIN at the appropriate location.
  • Pay the registration fee (currently available on the JAMB website; subject to change annually).
  • Get your e-PIN for JAMB registration as well as the e-Brochure, which has important details about the registration procedure.

Filling Out the Online Form:

Once you have your e-PIN for JAMB Registration, follow these steps to finish registering:

  • Go to www.jamb.gov.ng, the JAMB portal.
  • On “UTME Registration,” click.
  • Enter the e-PIN you purchased along with your 10-digit NIN.
  • Enter all of your personal information, including name, address, and date of birth, accurately on the registration form.
  • Upload your biometric information along with a recent passport photo.
  • Choose your state and preferred exam town.
  • Verify the accuracy of all the information by going over it all.
  • Print the information on your registration slip, which includes your exam schedule.
  • Upload your photo and leave your fingerprints behind.
  • Evaluate and Send in at last Take a print of your registration slip.

The Direct Entry Registration Process

The start of the 2024 JAMB Direct Entry Registration has been announced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

This is a significant chance for those with degrees, diplomas, or A-level certificates who want to enroll in a university degree program.

This process necessitates a careful understanding of the eligibility requirements, registration process, and important dates. It is essential for many aspiring university students, especially those looking to enter at an advanced level.

What Documents Do You Need for DE? 

Keep in mind that for the registration process, only 13 qualifications or certificates will be accepted. Among them are:

  • First degree
  • University diploma
  • Higher National Diploma
  • Ordinary National Diploma / National Diploma
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board A’ Level
  • Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board A’ Level
  • NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate
  • NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate
  • NABTEB GCE-A’ Level (2015 – 2021)
  • Higher Islamic Studies Certificate by NBAIS
  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Registered Nurse / National Registered Midwife

DE Registration Deadlines

The Direct Entry registration period is typically announced by JAMB concurrently with the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration period.

Typically, the registration period lasts for multiple weeks to give candidates enough time to finish the registration procedure.

Applicants are encouraged to keep an eye out for announcements regarding the Direct Entry registration deadlines by visiting the official JAMB website and other reliable information sources.

They should also make sure to finish registering well in advance of the deadline to prevent any last-minute problems or complications.

Filling Out the DE Form

There are usually multiple steps involved in completing the Direct Entry (DE) form for admission to Nigerian postsecondary educational institutions. The following is a general guide to completing the DE form:

  • Purchase the DE Form
  • Create a Profile
  • Provide Personal Information
  • Choose the Institution and Course
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Upload Documents
  • Review and Submit
  • Payment
  • Printing of Confirmation Page
  • Await Admission Processing


Important JAMB Registration Info

The following crucial information must be kept in mind when registering for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)-facilitated Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry (DE) in Nigeria:

1. Registration Period: The UTME and DE registration periods are usually announced well in advance by JAMB. To avoid missing the deadline, you must register within the allotted time.

2. Licensed Registration Hubs: Only JAMB registration centers with authorization may be used for registration. To ensure that there are no problems with your registration, make sure the center you select is authorized by JAMB.

3. Profile Creation: On the JAMB portal (www.jamb.gov.ng), candidates must first create a profile before registering. This profile will be used both during and after the registration process.

4. A working phone number and email address: During registration, a working phone number and email address are needed. Make sure the phone number and email address you provide are reachable and operational because JAMB will use these to send out important information.

5. Personal Data: During registration, provide correct personal data such as your full name, birthdate, gender, nationality, state of origin, and local government area.

6. Choose Your Course and Institution: Give careful thought to the courses and postsecondary institutions you would like to apply to. Before making their choices, candidates are urged to look into the admission requirements of the courses and institutions they have targeted.

7. Registration Fee: Use one of the authorized payment methods to pay the registration fee. JAMB typically announces the registration fee, which varies from year to year.

8. Document Uploads: Scan copies of all pertinent documents, such as birth certificates, passport photos, and O-level results, must be uploaded by candidates during the registration process. Make sure the documents adhere to the format and size specifications.

9. Examine and Verify: Verify the accuracy of all the information provided before submitting the registration form. Once submitted, it might be challenging to make changes.

10. Print the page with the confirmation. Once your registration has been approved, print the confirmation page for your records. Important details about your examination, including your registration number, are contained on this page.

11. Respect Guidelines: During the registration process, pay attention to all JAMB-provided guidelines and instructions. Disqualification or other problems could arise from breaking the rules.

Candidates can guarantee a seamless and successful registration process for the UTME or DE exams by bearing these crucial points in mind and adhering to JAMB’s registration instructions.

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