The sale of the 2017 Direct Entry application form has now commenced according to press release by The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday.
The statement was signed by the boards Head of Public Relations Mr Fabian Benjamin, the statement was then sent to newsmen in Bwari, FCT.
According to the statement, the form is made for those with A-level results wishing to get direct admission into their desired Degree Programmes in Nigeria universities.
Furthermore, the statement explained that the Direct Entry process was spelt out in the past (UTME).
It also said that it has commenced the sale of UTME application forms for For Foreign candidates and Nigerian’s abroad who desires to school in Nigerian Institutions.
“We urge all candidates wishing to register through direct entry to obtain the pins at Interswitch, Remita or any of the commercial banks approved earlier for the vending of UTME pins.
“The process is as it was with the UTME where you create a profile and obtain the pins and proceed for biometric capturing at the CBT centres for Direct Entry candidates.
“Candidates for the Direct Entry are expected to possess `Advanced Level, Diploma or its equivalent, while foreign candidates must possess proof of residency abroad.
“For foreign candidates, you must have stayed in the foreign country for at least a minimum of six months and you must have had your secondary education there.”
The change of course and institution forms are not on sale yet but will be in no time the Board noted.
“Candidates need not necessarily come to the Board’s centres for the change; it can be done in any of the CBT centres.
“This is to avoid overcrowding of our offices for services that can be obtained at the utmost comfort by the candidates.”
The process delay was as a result of the Boards preparations to make sure the systems are all in good shape the statement added.
It also said that candidates who desires to change their institutions and courses would be allowed as the process will be opened till admission closes.
It advised candidates not to panic as the change process would not close as speculated by people, adding that the people wants to use that medium to defraud them.
The Boards statement also warned candidates of fraudsters, that registrations should be done at approved C.B.T centres and to make sure all information are correct.
“Do not fall victim of fraudsters who claim they can inflate your scores; they do not have the ability, the Board will prosecute such fraudsters and the candidate who patronise them,” it said.