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Can I Obtain a University Post DE form Without JAMB DE? See Answer

 Can I still Obtain a University Post DE if I Don’t Obtain JAMB DE Form?
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I keep getting calls from applicants who wish to obtain direct entry form into universities. They want to know if they can obtain the universities’ direct entry form without necessarily obtaining JAMB Direct entry form.

Let’s break this down.

This set of admission seekers seem to know that JAMB sells DE form for aspirants who want to proceed to universities through Direct Entry. Yet, they want to know if it is possible to still gain DE admission without buying the DE form being sold by the matriculation body.

Do you get that?

This post will explain that. We’ll know if it’s possible or not. We’ll as well clear some misunderstandings.

Is Direct Entry - Admission Without JAMB?

What most candidates understand by Direct Entry admission is an offer that doesn’t involve JAMB. NO!

DE is an admission into 200 level of a university course if you’ve already completed programmes such as ND, NCE, HND, Bsc, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB Advanced or Cambridge A’level.

Do you get that?

In other words, if you’re seeking DE admission, you will not just have SSCE, you must also have one of the above mentioned qualifications.

That’s the misconception number one!

Do I still need to Obtain JAMB UTME Before DE Admission?


You don’t need UTME again.

JAMB only requires those who are seeking admission through DE to obtain the form called “Direct Entry (DE) Form” being sold by JAMB.

Such candidates will also register at a CBT centre of choice and select at least one university or two he has interest in.

Unlike the UTME candidates, you won’t need to write any exams (UTME) before being offered admission into those universities. The proposed universities will offer admission based on your performance in O’level and the A’level programme grade e.g distinction, Upper Credit, Merit, 9 points etc.

That’s the misconception number two!

Now to the main question…

Can I still Obtain a University Post DE if I Don’t Obtain JAMB DE Form?

Having said that you must obtain JAMB DE form before proposing any university for direct entry admission, some candidates are still skeptical that, won’t it be possible to just buy the direct entry form of a university and be offered admission through that?

Sorry to disappoint you, it’s not possible!

Most candidates have missed JAMB DE registration and they’re not sure if the form will still be reopened this year. As a result they’re thinking, they can just obtain the post DE form and see if they would be offered admission.

As a matter of fact, it’s JAMB that’s offering admissions now not your proposed universities. Yes, all that your proposed universities do is to conduct post DE and recommend you as their passed candidates for JAMB. JAMB will then offer you admission on behalf of the institution.

Having said that, you won’t be offered admission except your record is already with JAMB in the first place.

However, if you’re thinking you don’t want JAMB before being offered admission into your proposed course at that university, consider any of these universities that will offer you admission for Direct entry without JAMB DE.

Those universities run several other programmes that will take you out of this mess.


Don’t misunderstand direct entry as an admission offer directly by a university without involving JAMB. No. You still need JAMB for DE admission.

If a candidate must avoid JAMB before DE admission, he will have to go for admission through Degree Part-Time, Sandwich programmes, National Open University, Distance Learning etc.

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