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JAMB May Reopen DE Form. Allows Upgrade UTME to DE

How to Upgrade UTME to Direct Entry (DE)
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Let’s talk about the latest issue of whether JAMB will reopen the Direct Entry (DE) form again this year. Let me show you the way out if you missing DE registration. Let me open your eyes to what can be done if you still need admission through Direct entry this year.

Before that, there are things to know.

JAMB Direct Entry Form has Closed

In case you want to know or be sure whether Direct Entry form has closed or not, I’m sorry to tell you that DE IS TRULY CLOSED.

We’re all disappointed with the date when the form closed. How can JAMB close UTME and DE on the same date and without extension?

What we were used to is DE form closing some weeks after the UTME form has closed. Things suddenly changed!

In fact, it has never happened in the history of admission in Nigeria until 2018. But it’s happened anyway. And the next question aspiring candidates keep asking is “Is JAMB going to open DE portal again this year?”

I’m here to answer that.

JAMB May Open DE Form Again

From a reliable source but unofficial, I’d gathered that Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; the main administrator of IJMB (A’level exams conducted in order to obtain DE form) has already met JAMB and ministry of education in order for DE registration to be reopened again this year.

IJMB has certain levies to pay the federal government. And if their candidates won’t be allowed to obtain DE form this year, the government will lose out as well.

The source made it known that, for the sake of IJMB candidates, JAMB may soon reopen DE registration. The body has promised that once IJMB results are out, candidates will be informed if the registration reopens. You can also subscribe to this blog for such updates.

And now, the result is out. We should be on the look for it sooner.

Recommended: Do Direct Entry (DE) Applicants Have to Write UTME or Post DE?

JAMB Proffers Another Solution – Upgrading of UTME to DE

Yes, this is so quick if you can take advantage of this opportunity.

JAMB has opened the chance for candidates who obtained UTME form and at the same time, are hoping for admission through direct entry. I covered this in detail in my post, "How to Upgrade UTME to DE For ND/NCE/JUPEB/IJMB/HND/Bsc/RN Holders"

Here is the picture!

If you have a UTME profile and you prefer being offered admission to Direct Entry, you can go ahead for upgrading now.

However, only candidates with NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB Advanced, and Cambridge A’Level and who at the same time had obtained UTME forms are allowed to upgrade from UTME to DE.

For example, some candidates have obtained JAMB UTME while still awaiting the results of their A’levels (NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB). These sets of candidates can go ahead and covert the UTME to DE and consider any schools of interest.

If you do that, however, you won’t be able to pursue the two admissions. You’re forfeiting UTME for DE.

Another Scenario!

Candidates who are already done with their NCE, ND, HND or BSC but with active JAMB profile accounts can also covert their old UTME accounts to DE.

How to Upgrade UTME to Direct Entry (DE)

  1. Visit the nearest JAMB office. I encourage you to use the office in your state of origin if closer.
  2. Tell them you have come for the upgrading of your UTME to DE
  3. Go along with your UTME registration slip, A’level results, and JAMB profile code
  4. They will attend to you for the registration. You will be asked to choose two universities– 1st and 2nd choice.
  5. After upgrading, wait for your information to reflect on the portal of the new school you’re proposing. In my experience, one of my candidates that upgraded for the University of Ilorin took a week before it reflected on the school’s admission portal before we could start her post DE registration.

NOTE
You can't do changing of UTME to DE or upgrading at a cafe or CBT centre for now. Kindly go to the JAMB office.

Conclusion

My position on this development and opportunity is that, candidates should not rely entirely on the fact that JAMB will open the Direct Entry application this year. Upgrading UTME to DE will be your best bet if you have a better result in your A’level.

However, candidates who didn’t register for UTME in the first place or still don’t want to upgrade can wait as the hope to reopen the DE application is moderately high.

Best of luck!

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88 comments:

  1. I would be so glad if jamb could reply the portal we are begging sir

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  2. Can I upgrade my 2019 jamb to DE and use it for 2020

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    1. You should be able. Kindly visit the nearest JAMB office.

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  3. When exactly does upgrading start?

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    1. Already started. It advisable you let UTME results released first.

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  4. Pls sir will jamb still reopen d portal dis year again.cus I want to collect direct entry form

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  5. Sir can upgrade my 2013 utme form to de

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    1. I'm not sure that is possible. However, I will like you to visit the nearest JAMB office for confirmation. I will update on this blog if I find anything reliable out.

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  6. Is it compulsory I sit for the Jamb exam before I can upgrade to direct entry because my centre is quite far
    And if I don't sit for jamb exam, is it going to affect me when I want to upgrade?
    Please, I will appreciate a quick response
    Thanks

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    1. wow the same question i just asked.

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  7. Have convert my 2019 jamb to de last year and am not yet gained admission and also I didn't collect direct entry form this yea..is it possible for me to use it this year again... please sir l need reply sir.. thanks

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  8. Please can I want to know if i can seat for the exam and as well covert to DE when it time?

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  9. Please let jamb reopens the de direct entry portal to enable those that miss out to register

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  10. Please let jamb reopens the de direct entry portal many are to register

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  11. Hello sir,please is conversion done after exam or before

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    1. Either way. Yet, I advise you do that after UTME results are out.

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  12. I don't understand the 2019 jamb people are talking about,is it the last jamb? Can it be upgraded or can we use our last de form

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    1. That is not certain. This year JAMB/DE works for this year admission.

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    2. MY JAMB RESULT ARE OUT CAN I UPGRADE TO D E NOW

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    3. Yes you can. Follow the guide in this post.

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  13. Is the portal open?
    Can I change from utme to DE?

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  14. How can I check my result, I sent "result "to 55019, 3 times and they have deducted 150 from my account but I have not seen my result

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    1. You should wait till JAMB allows online checking. Or call me for help 08065152292.

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  15. Sir Can I upgrade my 2018 utme form to DE

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    1. Not likely. Kindly visit the nearest JAMB office for confirmation.

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  16. can I upgrade utme to de and change institution at same time while change of institution as not begin

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    1. Once you do the upgrading to DE, that is the end of your admission with UTME. However, if you upgrade, you can choose any universities other than the ones you chose in the UTME.

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  17. Sir I was also late to Exam so I couldn't seat for Exam bcus d supervisor didn't allow me... which implies dat I didn't seat for d exam, so sir can I be able to convert my utme to De?

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    1. Yes, you can upgrade notwithstanding. Upgrading doesn't require that you necessarily sit for UTME. Nope.

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  18. Pls sir can I upgrade after my school postutme exams

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    1. Sorry sir, pls how is that possible to upgrade to DE even after the school's postutme exams because my school has started registration for postutme exams and my results may not be available till after the registration

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  19. Can my son up upgrade his DE 2019/20 to 2020/21?

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  20. Hello sir, i want to upgrade my Utme 2020/2021 to DE but have not seen my result on line, can i still go for d upgrading

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    1. You can before you check your result. Yet, I advise you wait for your result. Upgrade won't close until your proposed university is selling or has sold the post DE form.

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  21. sir i wrote jamb and i score 195 business administration dept so can i convert the utme to DE after a written jamb

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    1. Yes you can. It doesn't matter the score in UTME. What matters is once you're qualified for Direct Entry, you can upgrade.

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  22. Pls can someone still upgrade last year jamb to d.e of this year

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  23. Will jamb still open portal for direct entry registration

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    1. No certainty. And with the state of things, the chance more than impossible.

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  24. I'm in100level
    Please can I take De in 200level into 300level

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  25. I sat for this year jamb and I have seen my result but I haven't done jamb regularization,can I convert to DE.

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    1. You can covert to DE without regularization if you already have your A'level result. Regularization is meant for those people who didn't register JAMB before they want to consider Direct entry and previously gained admissions without JAMB. In other words, since you already have JAMB number you don't need regularization again.

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  26. Goodday
    When will UTME conversion to DE be available? And I didn't sit for the exams, hope I can still convert?
    Please I await your response
    Thank you.

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    1. It starts as soon as JAB offices open nationwide. Be on the lookout.

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  27. Please wow can we be notified, or know if jamb offices are opened.

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    1. Bookmark this post and revisit again. I will update the post if that happens. However, with the state of knockdown and admission delay in the country, there is no hope that DE form will be reopened this year again.

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    2. Pls sir, is conversion available at jamb office now..

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  28. Can I upgraded utme to de after doing post utme

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    1. Yes you can if the school you're targeting for DE has not completed her own exercises too.

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  29. Pls sir I want to upgrade my utme to de but yet I didn't write my final exam in diploma, can I use de as awaiting result?

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    1. If you're sure the result of your diploma will be available on time for the DE admission, you can go ahead to convert.

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  30. Sir, someone is telling us that the conversion has not start even now that jamb has resume,i am not close to jamb office here to confirm.

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  31. Please has anyone successfully booked an appointment with Jamb in Lagos? Been trying to but no success yet
    I want to convert my UTME to Direct Entry. Please any help/advice or response will be appreciated.

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  32. I sat for jupeb last year and I wrote utme this year can I still upgrade to d.e

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  33. I scired 285 in jamb utme and I still have my jupeb exams coming up September. Can I sit for the exam and then upgrade to DE afterwards. Or will the time for upgrade be exhausted by then?
    Please I really need to know

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    1. For the upgrading, it doesn't close. All that matters is to upgrade to a school whose post DE is still in progress or yet to start. Hence, you can write your JUPEB and upgrade accordingly.

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  34. Hello, please i'm an international, came for the DE registration in febuary at UNN but an error was made and was registered for UTME, was told at the school that it wasnt much of an issue that it could be upgraded when i come back in august for the screening. with the current situation and the dateline for the screening registration at the school fast approaching, i'm just o confused, how can i do to upgrade my account to the DE so i can register for the screening. Tried upgrading from the jamb account but no avail, is there no way it can be done apart from going to the Jamb head office personally or someone help go do it there for you?, i'm just so confused now

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    1. Ok Emmanuel. Sorr about the situtaion.

      Kindly note that JAMB may make special arrangement for you in this case. However, you will have to file complaint to JAMB through their support channels.

      Some channels are available through the link below:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/jamb-supports-how-to-contact-jamb-for.html

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  35. Goodday,
    I wasn't able to meet up with my UTME exams due to my location and health issues. I just realized that there's something called conversion of utme to direct entry. I have an OND certificate from 2018. Can I convert even though I couldn't sit for the UTME?
    I'm asking because I was able to book an appointment with Jamb office in Ogun state. I wasn't able to use the one in my state (Lagos) because of the lockdown
    I just want to know if it's possible, in order not to waste transport fare as it is very cost now
    I'm sorry for the long write up
    I await your reply sir
    Thank you.

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    1. Yes, it's possible. Conversion doesn't require you writing UTME first. Once you have the UTME profile, JAMB will convert for you.

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    2. Thanks for your response sir
      God bless you.

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  36. Please can I convert my Utme to D.E? I was told it won't reflect on Unilorin portal cause Unilorin post utme form is out and I choose Unilorin in Utme.

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    1. You can. If the school won't be about to accommodate new conversion, JAMB office should let you know during the conversion.

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  37. Can I change my state of origin during the converting of jamb to DE??

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  38. Sir I want to upgrade from jamb nd DE can I use awaiting result for the upgrading because am yet to write my jupeb

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  39. Hello, please I converted my UTME to DE on the 19th of Aug, whenever I login into the school's (UNILORIN) portal, it keeps saying invalid reg num.
    Please when will it reflect on their portal and how will I know it has reflected?
    Their form closes on the 31st

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  40. I finished my ijmb last year and did post utme..but wasn't admitted..this year i couldnot register the DE..can i stil convert lssl year utme to DE?

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    1. No. You can only convert the current admission year UTME.

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  41. Sir please I have UTME result of 2017 and last year ND result, what can I do to apply for DE this year since I did not buy the DE form in January, because they asking for Jamb registration number before I can be able to apply.

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    1. First, you can't upgrade old JAMB UTME for current year DE. As a result, you may need to wait for the next DE form to be out. And be sure you'd done your regularization before that time.

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  42. Sir, I did an upgrade to direct entry on the 4th of this month and it has still not reflected on unilorin portal, and unilorin post utme will on 30th of this month.
    What can I do sir.

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  43. Please can I still upgrad my utme to DE now because my ijmb result is just out please sir I need your respond fast

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    1. Yes you can, as long as the DE form of the university you're trying to upgrade to is still on sales or yet to be out.

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  44. Sir I loss my sim card that I registered with it, and now the are told me that you must be booking through the Sim before you get pin to convert my utme to de what's was fact

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    1. That's true. You may need to book appointment with JAMB before going for UTME to DE upgrade. If you'd lost your SIM, kindly retrieve it. That's the only way around it.

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    2. Sir i convert my UTME to DE last month and I go for screening reg today but they said my profile is not showing whats the problem

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    3. It's temporary. You have to give it a few days or weeks more for the school and JAMB to arrange things.

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