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JAMB Reopens 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 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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41 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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  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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