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Do I Need JAMB Registration Number for DE Registration?

What are the conditions that will make you need the UTME registration number for DE? Where can you avoid it?
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As soon as you decide to register for Direct Entry (DE), one question comes to mind. Do I need the JAMB registration number to register for Direct entry?

And if you’ve never thought of that, they may be asked about it at the CBT centre you visit to register. Then, you start to wonder if it’s true you must use a JAMB registration number while applying for DE.

Whether you've heard this before you picked up the DE form or right at the CBT centre, there are things to know about this dilemma. Read JAMB Reg. No. Not Found on DE Registration Portal: Why?

In complex terms, the answer to your question is YES. And NO, you may not need it.

What are the conditions that will make you need the UTME registration number for DE? Where can you avoid it?

1. Full-Time Candidates of ND, NCE, HND, and BSC

You will need the JAMB registration number as a full-time ND, NCE, HND or BSC candidate. These candidates had gained admission through JAMB in the first place. Hence, they will be required to provide the JAMB registration number they were offered during the first admissions.

It’s shouldn’t be a problem getting it. You can trace it back to your JAMB admission letters, original JAMB result or the exams slip.

It’s that 10-digit number with 8 numbers and 2 alphabets. 

2. Part-Time ND, NCE, HND, and BSC

You will need the JAMB registration number for DE if you’re a part-time candidate. These candidates gained admissions into their various schools and courses without sitting for UTME or using JAMB results.

However, they will be required to do JAMB regularization to convert their admissions to JAMB admissions. It’s through this regularization that the body will approve a new JAMB registration number (or approve any existing ones) for them.

Another means to get a JAMB registration number as a part-time graduate is what JAMB now calls Part-time, Sandwich, and DLC registration. This was just introduced for candidates admitted into these programmes starting from the 2019 admission year. Candidates are instructed by their institutions to register with JAMB after being offered admission. They won’t need to write exams. JAMB will only issue registration numbers to them through the applications.

3. JUPEB, IJMB, Diploma Cambridge and NABTEB Advance Candidates

You won’t need the JAMB registration number for DE if you’re a JUPEB, IJMB, Cambridge and NABTEB advanced candidate.

These candidates are exempted from writing or registering for JAMB UTME. They’re not also included in the JAMB part-time, DLC and sandwich registration as explained above.

They will only be required to present their diploma application/registration number. During the DE registration, they will take the IJMB/JUPEB/Diploma/OTHERS option. Hence, the system won’t request any JAMB registration number.

4. Registered Nurses/Health Assistants and Technicians

You won’t need the JAMB registration number for DE if you're a registered nurse/health technician or environmental health officer.

Just like in the case of IJMB and other diplomas above, an applicant with an RN or 2-Year Diploma in Health Technology can apply for Direct Entry without JAMB registration numbers.

While filling out the form, the CBT center will choose OTHERS as your qualification. With this, you won’t be asked for any JAMB registration number.


As a matter of fact, the JAMB registration number is required for Direct entry registrations but not in all cases. You will need it if you’re recently a full-time candidate or part-time candidate with regularization.

However, holders of IJMB, JUPEB, Registered Nurses, Health Technicians and Technologists, etc. won’t need JAMB registration numbers since they will be registered as OTHER/DIPLOMA.

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  1. Pls sir,,,what can be done if I didn't use my jamb registration number I used in my national diploma to register for my direct entry??

    1. You will need to return to the CBT centre and add your JAMB registration number.

      Read more through the link below.

  2. Plz sir I got my Ond from an institute without jamb but by the school exams and now I need to go back for my hnd in another institute please Resumption se reply

    1. You will need to do JAMB regularization in order to secure a valid JAMB registration number which you will need to apply for the HND if requested.

  3. Please did Gmail account means on jamb registration number for dpt aspirant without jamb

    1. Your question was not clear. Pls, break it down.

  4. I did jamb regularization and I was given admission, but I couldn't print it after payment, is telling me that the Registration number does not exist for the selected year

    What can I do?

    1. Use the service of a trusted café of CBT center if you find anything difficult.

  5. Pls sir i did undisclosed admission but i told them i did not write jamb because i did DE jubep, so the man clicked that I don’t have a jamb registeration number. He later found out that i have a jamb reg number and i payed 8500 pls will it affect anything. Will i have to do the whole process again?

    1. It's the date of birth on that JAMB number that JAMB will export for your admission

  6. Please I need help can I still get direct entry form have an old profile code from last two years,please I need feedback have been admitted in the hospital

  7. Can I purchase Delsu direct entry without jamb direct entry I did business education diploma in Delsu have old jamb reg number though and profile code but did not meet this year’s jamb direct entry can I proceed to buy Delsu DE WITHOUT JAMB can’t stay home for another year my set are In finals


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