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I'd covered a series of posts around Direct Entry form and admissions into various universities. Some of those posts linked at the end of this post. However, a topic of concern now is to point out the list of universities that accept direct entry applications and probably those that are not accepting it.

In other words, is there any university not accepting DE applicants? Or, are all universities accepting applications for Direct entry?

If you're on this page to get answers to these questions, kindly read to the end of the post. There are more things to talk about.

Direct Entry Applications are Widely Accepted But Not Generally

For the basics, Direct entry applications, in this context, are the JAMB forms obtained by holders of BSC, HND, ND, NCE, RM/RN, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB A'level and Cambridge who want to proceed to university to further their studies into related courses to their previous ones or new ones entirely.


Direct Entry in this sense is different from what most candidates mistake for admission into universities or polytechnics without JAMB. We can best refer to those ones as part-time admission, distance-learning, or sandwich.

Back to our heading above, all universities are expected to accept DE applicants. However, a few don't have provisions for DE at all or have provisions but not for all the courses.

Some Universities Have Preferences For Certain A'levels

For instance, some universities will prefer BSC or IJMB over NCE or JUPEB and vise versa. In fact, some may accept certain A'levels but with certain conditions such as "we don't accept Maths in A'levels". This means for such a course, the school won't accept a candidate who sat for Maths in JUPEB, IJMB, etc. In fact, some don't admit for some courses through DE at all.

More on this later.

To open your mind to these situations, I'd extracted a few courses from the official JAMB brochure. Under these courses, some universities make it clear that they won't accept direct entry applicants at all or for certain reasons. Except those that state that,  other universities are accepting candidates for the courses and through the Direct Entry.

Courses and Universities Accepting Direct Entry Based on Conditions

The following courses and institutions are just a few chosen to explain the situations some applicants may find themselves while seeking admissions through JAMB direct entry. However, for more, if your course or university is not here, kindly check the list of courses and universities in my mini JAMB brochure or check the official one online.

BIOCHEMISTRY
  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL) does not admit through Direct Entry.
  2. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) does not accept NCE
  3. Plateau State University (PLASU) does not accept University diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies. Note: They accept diplomas only from recognized bodies or institutions.
  4. Federal University of Lafia (FED-LAFIA) does not accept NCE. 
  5. University of Benin (UNIBEN) does not accept Mathematics at 'A' Level.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL) does not accept IJMB or any 'A' Level paper or NCE for Direct Entry.
  2. American University of Nigeria (AUN) accepts ICGSE and 'A' Level Cambridge and does not offer admissions direct to 200 level programs. May transfer credits relevant to it's major at the discretion of the Dean of School.

LAW
  1. Ambrose Alli University (AAU) does not accept any Diploma and NCE but accepts only first-degree second class lower plus the UTME requirements. AAUA requires 'O' Level credit passes in Literature in English and Mathematics.
  2. University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts any class of first degree but does not accept NCE, ND and HND.
  3. Bayero University Kano (BUK) does not accept NCE.
  4. University of Lagos (UNILAG) does not accept JUPEB / A' level passes in Fine Arts, Accounting or Commerce

COMPUTERS
  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG) ts; Very good passes in the following three (3) JUPEB/'A-'level subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology. Candidates must have Further Mathematics at 'O' level. Direct Entry into Computer Science is four  (4)years. It does not accept NCE.
  2. University of Jos (UNIJOS) does not accept ND in Statistics.
  3. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) does not accept NCE.
  4. American University of Nigeria (AUN) accepts ICGSE and 'A' Level Cambridge and does not offer admissions direct to 200 level. May transfer credits relevant to its major at the discretion of the Dean of school.
  5. Plateau State University (PLASU) does not accept university diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.

ECONOMICS 
University of Jos (UNIJOS) does not accept ND, HND and NCE as entry requirements.

ENGLIS STUDIES 
Adekunle Ajasin Unvieversity (AAUA)does not accept NCE.

MICROBIOLOGY 
  1. University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept 'A' Level Zoology.
  2. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) does not accept NCE.
  3. American University of Nigeria (AUN) accepts ICGSE and 'A' Level Cambridge and does not offer admissions direct to 200 level. May transfer credits relevant to its major at the discretion of the Dean of school.
  4. Plateau State University (PLASU) does not accept university diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.

PHARMACY
  1. University of Jos (UNIJOS) does not accept A'level Mathematics for Physics. Accepts B.Sc. second class and above in related programmes.
  2. University of Kano (BUK) does not accept NCE.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 
  1. University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept 'A' Level Zoology.
  2. Ambrose Ali University (AAU) does not accept a degree in Zoology and Botany
  3. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Registered Nurse (RCN) and Registered Midwife (RM) Certificate only in addition to UTME requirements. Accepts Registered Nurse (RN) or and Registered Nurse  certificate only for DIRECT ENTRY and does not accept 'A' Level passes or any Degree for DIRECT ENTRY
  4. AUN accepts ICGSE and 'A' Level Cambridge and does not offer admissions direct to 200 level. May transfer credits relevant to its major at the discretion of the Dean of school.

INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) does not accept NCE, ND/HND but accepts IJMB & JUPEB 'A' Level.

MASS COMMUNICATION
PLASU does not accept university diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  1. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTECH) does not accept ND lower credit for Direct Entry.
  2. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) does not accept NCE

MEDICINE AND SURGERY
  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts Degree, not below a good Second Class Lower Division in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory, Biology, Zoology or Chemistry. Does not accept IJMB for Direct Entry.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Plateau State University (PLASU) does not accept university diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.

Universities That Doesn't Accept Direct Entry At All

The list given above generally accepts DE applications but may not under certain conditions, for selected courses, with selected grades, with selected programs, etc. However, we have some universities that are not accepting Direct Entry applications to date.
This also called Nigeria Army, Airforce, and Nay University. Irrespective of the courses, applicants' grades, A'level programs, and so on, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) doesn't accept applicants for DE. In other words, they're are not admitting to 200 level through JAMB.

The university strictly admits to her 100 level courses, only the UTME applicants.

2. Nigerian Police Academy (POLAC)

Similarly, the Nigerian Police Academy (the Nigerian Police university) doesn't accept DE applications to date. Interested applicants are to obtain their forms using UTME and O'level results. Only the admission into 100 level is possible till now.

3. Nigeria Army University Biu (NAUB)

This is a recently created university for the Nigerian Army only. In other words, it's different from NDA.

To date, the university has not started admitting through Direct entry more likely because it's in its infant stage. With time, they should be admitting to 200 level.

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