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Direct Entry Form: DE 2020/2021 Registration, Price, Closing Date etc

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The direct entry form is meant for holders of NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB, Cambridge or NABTEB Advanced, Bsc, and HND who want to continue their studies in their previous or related course at a university of interest.

Recommended: JAMB Reopens DE Form. Allows Upgrade UTME to DE

Background of Direct Entry Form

If you had completed or about to complete your NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB, etc, you can apply for the JAMB DE form. Picking up this form will let you seek admission directly to 200 level to any university/course of your choice without writing UTME.

JAMB is the body in charge of Nigerian admission. Hence, they administer admissions through UTME (for SSCE holders who are to proceed to universities, polytechnics, and colleges) and DE (for holders of qualifications already mentioned above who are to proceed to universities for the continuation of their studies)

To learn more about the differences between UTME and DE, kindly read my post “UTME/DE: A Compulsory Requirement to Gain Admission to Nigerian Tertiary Institutions”.

How to Register for JAMB Direct Entry Form

Currently, there are two procedures to apply for DE admissions.

1. Fresh Application 

If you did not gain admission to your earlier qualification through JAMB, this is for you. I mean if you already have BSC, HND, ND, NCE but the admission was not given through JAMB. It could be through pre-ND, Pre-ND, pre-degree, Daily part-time programme, etc.

You’re required to do a fresh application if you don’t have existing JAMB profile. Those who had done the two noted above must have already got the JAMB profile. Hence, they may choose not to do a fresh DE application. You can just use your old profile if all details, therein, remain the same.

However:
  1. some candidates did any of the pre- programmes but later wrote JAMB through which they’re offered admissions. They may not use a fresh application.
  2. If however, you did JAMB regularization recently, it means you also had been given admission by JAMB. You may not use fresh applications too.

Read further!

See also: JAMB Profile Code: 3 Quick Ways to Get New One or Retrieve/Recover Lost One

Procedures for Fresh DE Registration

  1. Send YOUR FULL NAME as an SMS from your unique GSM number to 55019 (e.g TOLANI TIJANI MUTIU to 55019).
  2. Note that you may be debited with N50 for the SMS service.
  3. A profile/confirmation code will be sent to your phone after being debited.
  4. Use the code to buy DE form/PIN through JAMB sales of form portals. The form price is N3,500. Text price N500. Registration at CBT centres N700.
  5. After the purchase of the form (PIN), proceed with your PIN to the nearest CBT centre for full registration and biometrics
  6. Go to CBT centre with your SSCE results and the higher qualification results for scanning and uploading unless you’re using awaiting results. It’s important to return to any CBT centre for reuploading if you use awaiting results this time before you can be offered admission.

2. DE Application By Upgrading

This is for you if you had earlier registered for UTME but also had ND, NCE, IJMB, etc. Then, later you change your mind to obtain DE form. You're not allowed to register for both UTME and DE in the same year. Hence, you should just upgrade the UTME to DE. 

JAMB now allows candidates with existing UTME profiles to upgrade their profiles from the UTME of a year to the DE of the same year. This will attract no charges at the nearest JAMB office. The upgrade registration, though, can only be done at the JAMB offices nationwide.

In other words, you won’t need to buy a fresh DE form. They will just log in to your existing UTME profile and upgrade to DE. See more details in "How to Upgrade UTME to DE For ND/NCE/JUPEB/IJMB/HND/Bsc/RN Holders".


Note:
  1. This is possible because all your O’level results, fingerprints, passport photo, etc were already in the UTME profile. Hence, no need for new profile registration.
  2. Just walk into any JAMB office, tell them you’re a UTME applicant and you want to upgrade from your recent UTME to DE.
  3. In the guideline, direct entry candidates can ‘upgrade’ their UTME form to direct entry without buying two forms.
  4. The board said direct entry candidates would be required to provide their JAMB registration numbers with which they wrote UTME.

Direct Entry form Closing Date 

  1. This year, the sale or registration forms to all candidates (UTME/DE) including those outside Nigeria, started January 13 and will end February 17.
  2. There could be an extension though. Subscribe to this blog to know when sales of the form is extended.

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131 comments:

  1. Hello sir, pls while registering for D/E I used a different reg no and meanwhile I'm writing jupeb this year hope it wont affect my admission

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    1. Your question was not clear or not detailed. Kindly break things down.

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  2. I'm currently doing a jupeb program. Is it possible for me to register for jamb, write jamb , then if my jupeb result comes out(if favorable) upgrade to DE

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  3. Is the upgrade before writing the UTME or after?

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  4. Hello Sir, will Buying and registering the both form(is DE and UTME) affect me?
    I've bought the pins for both but have registered for one remaining the other should I continue with the registration??

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    1. JAMB doesn't allow candidates to register for DE and UTME the same year again. You can take advantage of UTME to DE upgrading. See details through the link below:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/how-to-upgrade-utme-to-de-for.html

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  5. Pls can I register for direct entry while am still waiting for ijmb result. Am a bit confuse bcos am into ijmb lectures and we will write exam by February and by then direct entry form might have closed , and not only that, one have to wait for 2-3 month before the result will be released. Pls let someone help me with helping guideline on what to do

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    1. Yes. You can apply. During the registration, indicate awaiting results. When your result is released and collected, return to any CBT centre and upload it.

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    2. Sir... I'm a Jupeb Student and my Juoeb exam is next month and i have a Direct entry form but they said that i need two Direct entry form... Please why is two Direct entry form necessary?

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    3. I will like to know why is necito have two Direct entry form as a Jupeb Student?

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    4. There is nothing like two direct entry forms. All you need is to obtain JAMB direct entry form. And also, you must obtain the school post DE form.

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  6. Can l upgrade my utme to de before the exam starts?
    If not, how many marks must I have before I will be qualified for upgrading?

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    1. Wait till your UTME result is out before making attempt to upgrade. You don't need any mark to upgrade. You only need to qualify for the upgrade i.e you must be holder of RM/RM, NCE, ND, HND or BSC.

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  7. I gain admission through jamb during my ND program, is it necessary for me to do jamb regularization before applying for direct entry. I need your help sir
    Thank you

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  8. Hello sir, am sorry I never knew that the direct entry registration date will be the same that with jamb and have done my direct entry registration.. Pls will the registration be extended sir? .so that I can register

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    1. No. JAMB didn't extend the registration closing date.

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  9. Please sir I’ll like to know if there’s extension date

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  10. Plz my National Diploma isn't out yet and I want to apply for Direct entry . Can I apply ?

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    1. Yes you can. In order words, you can use awaiting result to obtain DE form. Read the post below for more details on this.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/direct-entry-candidates-applying-with.html

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  11. I didn't obtain jamb but am through with my ND and I wish to further to the university what can I do to enable me go for Nysc service

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  12. Sir, I didn't no when the direct entry form cameout, now is there any university I can apply directly with ND result without the Direct entry form sold earlier in February ?

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    1. For full-time progreamme, NO. You will need JAMB DE for that! You can consider degree part-time direct entry admission or degree distance learning programme. For details of schools offering that, use the search box on the blog to find out more.

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  13. Sir please is possible for me to use my last year direct entry form for this year because I didn't gain admission for last year and I couldn't buy the de form for this year before the closing date.

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  14. Hello Mr Tolani. I'm a graduate of medical biochemistry from Delsu and I want to get DE admission into another university to study nursing. I gained my first admission through Jamb. My question now is, do I need to buy new Jamb DE form? Now that it's closed can any school still consider me for admission? Anticipate your response. Thanks

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    1. First, you may need to check JAMB brochure to be sure of universities accepting Medical Biochemistry BSC for Nursing. Visit http://ibass.jamb.gov.ng/

      Secondly, you must obtain DE form for such admission processing. As for the closed form, you will need to wait till next year for another JAMB direct entry form.

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  15. I’m a graduate of Uniben, I studied philosophy and I want a DE to study Law in uniben come 2021, will I be giving admission?

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    1. Being offered admission depends on so many factors, your BSC grade, previous course etc. UNIBEN requires a Degree with at least second class lower division. If you meet the requirement, you stand the chance to be offered admission.

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  16. Is the DE form still available

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  17. Sir I have OND and I wrote a Jamb so now can I upgrade it to DE

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  18. And when I suppose to upgrade it before the closing date and where I have to go to do it Jamb office or cafe

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    1. There is no closing date for upgrading of UTME to DE. Just go back as soon as JAMB offices open and convert it.

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  19. Pls sir where do I apply for medicine with more chance of being taken. It's always been my desire. My heart still lies there even though I ve a degree in another field. Thanks sir for reply.

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    1. There is no way to be specific about a university. Kindly try any of the universities accepting your course for DE. See the post below
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/02/can-i-study-medicine-with-bsc-through-de.html

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  20. Sir please can I get direct entry form now?

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    1. No. You have to wait for the 2021/2022 application.

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  21. Sir, kindly notify when the DE form is out.

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    1. kindly bookmark this post and revisit for my updates.

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  22. Sir, I am a registered midwife am I eligible to apply for BNSC through Direct entry?

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    1. It depends on the university. Not all universities are accepting midwifery only. But if you have RN with RM, you can apply to any university possible.

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  23. Sir, can I still upgrade my utme to DE, hope is not too late.

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  24. Good day sir,I wasn't able to buy my direct entry form and I'm doing jupep please is there a way I can upgrade to 200l.i also wrote jamb this year.

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    1. If you wrote JAMB, you can easily upgrade to DE at the nearest JAMB office.

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  25. Good day sir,I'm a jupep student but I wasn't able to register for my direct entry how can upgrade to 200l.i also wrote jamb

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    1. If you wrote JAMB, you can easily upgrade to DE at the nearest JAMB office.

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  26. Good morning sir.
    I bought DE form this year, someone just told me my school DE form is available I should come and buy, I confirmed from someone that works in the school, he said I need not buy another form that it's only post utme form that is on sale now. He said I just need to wait for admission list. Please what's the correct way?

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  27. pls I enrolled for both jamb and jupeb/d.e for Ds year using different phone number....can I also register for post utme?

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    1. Plz I want to make an enquiry, is there any uploading of results going on for De candidate? If there's any when could be the closing date

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    2. Yes. No closing date yet. Do it as soon as possible.

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  28. Can I still convert my jamb form to DE form after writing post utme?

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  29. please sir, is jamb DE still on going

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  30. Pls sir I wrote jamb 2016 and I gain admission into a polytechnic now am done with the ND program now am aiming for DE 2021 how do I go about it do I even need jamb regularization and to start with do I need to create a new jamb profile

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    1. You should create another profile to register for the next DE. You don't need regularization if your ND admission was full-time. You may need it if part-time. Check the links below for more details:
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/jamb-regularization-how-it-affects.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/how-to-create-profile-for.html
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/using-last-year-jamb-profile-code-is-it.html

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  31. Can I get admission with E8 in English language in to Agricutural technology in DSPZ

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    1. No, you can't.

      OZORO and COLAGRIC-GAR require at least 'O' Level passes in English and Mathematics /Statistics and in addition, FEDAGRIC-IBD requires 'O' Level pass grade in Chemistry

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  32. Hello sir I didn't register for the de that just passed is there anyway I can still get the form

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  33. When is the next DE form going to be out?

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  34. can we get de form to buy the this yea .

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    1. More likely towards the end of the year. And that will be 2021/2020 DE form.

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  35. Please sir when will they start selling the direct entry form

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    1. Bookmark this page and revisit again or subscribe to this blog for the updates. There is no way to state a date the sales of form will commence right now.

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  36. Hello..pls sir I want you to enlighten me on this...am an ND holder by don't which mean I got admitted without jamb,I did jamb last with d hope of starting new in University but not given admission..d question is dis ,I want to apply for Direct entry DE after purchasing direct entry form can't I use my existing jamb I mean last year jamb number for it,or wat do I need to do?

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    1. You will have to do JAMB regularization first. You will apply for the regularization so that JAMB will give a new registration number that you will use for the next JAMB DE form application. Read more through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/jamb-regularization-compulsory.html

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    2. Sir I've registered since march but I'm having a problem with my print out wat can you do to help sir

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  37. Sir,I wrote jamb utme hoping to gain admission into university to start afresh but I wasn't admitted .and am an ND holder without jamb sir,is it still possible for me to change the utme to DE now?

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    1. Yes you can if it is the current year JAMB UTME. And you also need to do JAMB regularization before or after the upgrading.

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  38. Sir, I have a B.Sc. in pharmacology and I would like to study pharmacy in university of ibadan. However, I did not write jamb or obtain jamb d.e form. Is there another way I can gain admission this new session?

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  39. Hello! After getting a jamb direct entry form, do you need to get the institution's direct entry form also?

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    1. PlesPl sir for direct entry what is the mark he or she will have before admission will give to him or her

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    2. Direct entry applicants won't write UTME. So, no mark required for their admission. However, you must meet the DE requirements of the university you're proposing e.g. Upper Credit, 2nd Class Upper or 13 points in JUPEB, IJMB etc.

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  40. Please my question is, I have an ND result what is exactly required from me to do or what steps am I to take to get the DN certificate or form in any University? Thank you.

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    1. DN certificate? Your question was not clear. Can you explain better?

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  41. If you wrote jamb and jupeb .can you write post utme and then upgrade it when jupeb result comes out

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    1. Yes you can. See how to upgrade through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/how-to-upgrade-utme-to-de-for.html

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    2. Enter your reply...sir may I fill d,e form with my certificate of two year?.

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    3. Yes, even if it's older than that.

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  42. Good day sir

    Please I'd like to make an enquiry about purchasing a DE form, I'll be rounding up my OND by Jan and i'd like to go to a University, but I'm being informed that in order to do so i was meant to have gotten the JAMB DE form, which was sold earlier this year

    Pls my question is can i still apply for DE without purchasing of the JAMB DE form, if JAMB offered me admission in running my ND or should i just wait for next year ??

    Thanks

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    1. You can't obtain a post DE of a university if you don't obtain JAMB DE form. So, you have to wait till next year. Read more through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/07/can-i-obtain-university-post-de-form.html

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  43. Good day sir. I will like to apply for DE next year, but I have done change of name due to marriage, how will I go about the registration. N.B my first degree was through jamb 2006.

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    1. You will use your marriage names. Change of name is the official document that will always be summited along with your document as a reference to the reason for the difference in the names. If you must go for NYSC or apply for exemption certificate or exclusion letter, you're to use married and supply all backing documents as well.

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  44. pls sir,i finished my NCE program 2016. now i want to go for my degree. how can i purchase the DE FORM and also the form on sales now

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    1. You can purchase DE form. The form is yet to be out. Be on the look - it will be on sales when UTME also comes out. For more clarification read the post through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/10/can-i-use-old-results-for-direct-entry.html

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  45. hello please i want to ask if I can fill in more than one university in my direct entry form

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    1. Yes. See the posts with the links below for on this.
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/how-to-choose-institutions-in-utme-and.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/choosing-universities-polytechnics-and.html
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/does-choosing-same-school-as-1st-and.html

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  46. Hello..
    Pls sir...I want to apply 4 DE nd my 1st degree was tru JAMB utme in 2013. My qstn s: do i need regularisation, or do I jst upgrade to DE
    Second qstn s: Does one hav to write an exam for DE?
    Thanks

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    1. 1. You don't need regularization again. You already have one valid JAMB reg number. You don't upgrade anything too. Just obtain DE form. Upgrade is meant for candidates who just wrote JAMB for the present admission year but they're still qualified for DE.
      2. No JAMB exams for DE applicants. However, you proposed university may subject you to test before being offered admissions. It depends on the universities of choice.

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  47. What is another name for DE form

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  48. Hello sir, I haven't gotten my ND results from my polytechnic and I had my jamb since 2018,I want to process my direct entry to university and I haven't process any DE form yet.
    So when should I get my DE form from now on and what steps should I take for me to get admission to an university please sir?

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    1. You can use awaiting ND result to obtain DE form. You should obtain the next DE form to process your admission. Read more through the posts with links below.
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/direct-entry-candidates-applying-with.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/direct-entry-form-de-20192020.html

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    2. Hello Sir
      when DE form is out

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    3. It will be out as soon as JAMB UTME is also out. Be on the lookout or subscribe to this blog for updates.

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  49. My own problem is they made a mistake in the date of birth during registration. Hope that will not affect my admission processes ?

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    1. It may. Consider applying for the JAMB change of date of birth. It also affect you for any other purposes in future. Read more about this in the post below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/utme-errors-with-name-email-date-of.html

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  50. Good evening sir, I really want to know if the Covid 19 and ASUU will affect the next JAMB/ Examination since most of the schools couldn't complete their academic year.

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    1. Definitely it will. However, that doesn't mean it won't hold. Dates may be shifted beyond usual schduels.

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  51. Please sir, i registered for utme, just collected my ijmb result, what am I to do now

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    1. It's up to you. You may keep chasing your admission through UTME or consider converting that to DE so you can use your IJMB result for the 200 level admission. If you must go for the latter, you should be sure the university's post De form is still on sales (won't close any time sooner) or yet to be out.

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    2. Sir I converted to de today, the institution I chose is closing post utme/de on the 14th

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    3. It may take a few days before it will reflect. Just keep checking the portal before the closing time.

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  52. is direct entry an exam? I am transferring from a university in Kenya do I need to write an exam to transfer?

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    1. Direct entry in Nigeria is not an exams. It doesn't involves any exams except the proposed institution requires an entrance exams from their end.

      As for Kenya, transfer of admission between two universities may require exams or otherwise. You must be sure of what your proposed university uses. Try to visit the school admission office for guide.

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  53. Good day sir,I hold B.A and M.A degree in History. I want to know if I am qualified for Direct Entry of Entrepreneurship course in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. I write in anticipation of next admission session.

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    1. You should be qualified with your qualification. However, I advise you check the DE requirements of the university directly on the university's portal or JAMB brochure. This could save you some confusions.

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  54. Hello sir.
    I wrote jamb in 2016 and i have my ND certificate now.
    i want to process DE with this result, do i need to obtain DE form or my jamb can still be upgraded to DE?
    if i need to obtain another DE form pls sir when is the new form for DE likely to be out?
    and if i can still upgrade, cn i do that right now and proceed with registration with my school of choice?
    await your response sir

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    1. You can't upgrade old JAMB for the new DE. You have to obtain the next DE that will be out the same time UTME will be out and close the same time. Look out for the form by January or late December.

      Subscribe to this blog for future updates. Use the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/p/newsletters.html

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  55. Is it possible to check your de form online

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  56. Goodday Sir, I wrote Jupeb exams and passed with 12 points but didn't write Jamb is it possible to upgrade my Jupeb results to DE?

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