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Universities that will Accept Direct Entry Applicants

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I'd covered a series of posts around the JAMB Direct Entry form and admissions into various universities. Some of those posts are linked within and at the end of this article. Kindly check them.

However, a topic of concern now is to point out the list of universities that accept direct entry applicants and probably those that are not accepting them.

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

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

Direct Entry Applications are Widely Accepted But Not Generally

Confused?

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 universities in order 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 admissions into universities or polytechnics without JAMB. We can best refer to those ones as part-time admissions (daily or regular), distance-learning, or sandwiches.

Back to the 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 their approved courses.

Let's ride on.

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 university won't accept a candidate who sat for Maths in JUPEB, IJMB, etc. In fact, some don't admit into some departments 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

For certain courses, some universities make it clear that they won't accept direct entry applicants at all or for certain reasons (usually best known to them). Except those that state such conditions, other universities are accepting candidates for the courses and through the JAMB Direct Entry.

In other words, if a school doesn't state that it's not accepting Direct Entry applicants, through the JAMB brochure, the university ultimately will accept you if you choose them for DE and provided admission requirements are met.

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 its 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 University (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. The university 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 the 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. The only admission into 100 level is possible till now.

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55 comments:

  1. I have an ordinary diploma ond in architecture can I change to electrical engineering through direct entry.

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    1. I couldn't find any university declaring architecture as a requirement for Elect/Elect DE admission. It will be safer to consider any course from the faculty of Environmental rather than Engineering.

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    2. Am so confused am studying diploma this year just started my first semester,the question is will I be doing DE into 200level next year ,(like be in 200level degree) next year???

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    3. Yes, you're picking next jamb DE form.

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  2. So please which university in Enugu accept direct entry A level

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    1. ENUGU STATE COL OF EDUC.(TECH), ENUGU (AFFL TO NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIV, AWKA)
      UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE
      BIGARD MEMORIAL SEMINARY, ENUGU. (AFFLIATED TO UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, OYO STATE)
      INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU (AFFILIATED TO UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA) Programmes
      SPIRITAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, ATTAKWU, ENUGU STATE (AFFILIATED TO UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA)
      CARITAS UNIVERSITY, AMORJI-NIKE, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
      COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
      GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE
      RENAISSANCE UNIVERSITY, OJIAGU-AGBANI, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
      ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE

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  3. Please I want to confirm if lasu accept ijmb for direct entry

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  4. Does esutech accept ND for accounting

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    1. Yes. ESUTECH accepts ND in relevant programmes within the Faculty into 200 Level

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  5. How is the cahnce of admission into funaab mechanical engineering with uppercredit in ND and good olevel

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  6. which course can i offer with library and information science(ND) In distinction for DE

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    1. You can go for the same course or related ones.

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  7. Is it possible to apply for DE wit lower credit ?
    If yes, what universities accept it

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  8. It's Jamb utme upgrade to DE on going? And hope my current jamb score won't affect the process or my result?

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  9. Please which school is selling there direct entry form now

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  10. Please which school is selling there direct entry now

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  11. Please what course can I get direct entry to with ND biomedical photography

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    1. You will not study the JAMB brochure. Check through all available related courses and see if there is any university accepting that. Use the link below.

      https://ibass.jamb.gov.ng/?jk=UU400GHDSW6AQ98

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  12. Pls am doing diploma in uniuyo mass communication when am done can I do direct entry into unilag or yabatech
    Which one will be sure for me if I get an upper credit

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    1. If the diploma is the UNIUYO-owned diploma, you can only use it for UNIUYO admission.

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  13. Am an ijmb Student . Does Uniuyo Accepts Ijmb DE candidate

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  14. I have a diploma certificate from a university and i want to continue by applying for direct entry, which school can i apply for with it. Pls

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    1. If it's a school=owned diploma, you can only use it for the same school admission.

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  15. Please can I do direct entry to university with a degree in medical laboratory technology from school of health?

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    1. Check the post below to see if your own qualification is there and universities that may accept it.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/universities-offering-medical.html

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    2. I study health education and promotion at college of health and technology in Akure I have upper credit in my ND which university can I apply for using direct entry to study health / medical related course

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    3. The best way to go about this is to study the JAMB brochure, see the courses available, which universities offering them and which ones are accepting your course and grade.

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  16. Pls sir,can I do direct entry to polac with the holder of nd upper credit

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    1. For now, POLAC, to the best of my knowledge, is only accepting UTME candidates not DE.

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  17. Can NCE holder apply for direct entery admission in USA Universities as international student?

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  18. Pls which uni in oyo state accept NCE Business education as direct entry

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  19. Hello sir
    Please can i apply for medical courses like medical lab science in unilorin with DE from kwara state polytecnic?

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  20. Sorry 😞 looking for a good course that can fetch me money here in Nigeria just finish my nce program biochemistry

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  21. Can I do direct entry into university after Nd community health?and wich course can I study with Nd community health

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  22. Sir can I cross from laspotech to unizik or nsukka University

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  23. Can I study Mass communication in HND after studying Local Government And Development Studies (LGDS) in OND ??

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    1. I don't think so.

      Read that through the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2022/03/direct-entry-requirements-for-mass.html

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  24. I wish to study at the Nigeria Defence Academy but this country is not encouraging and helping the less privileged to study at that school..... The government should try and give room for the less privileged the right to study in that school.... And there are Erudite who are ready to study hard and makes the country round

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    1. This is not only a true talk but very touching. Thanks

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  25. I am an nce holder on maths physics I would like to study engineer in the university is it possible ??

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    1. Sir can I study ISD through DE after I already did mass comm in my OND..will uniben accept it

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    2. Below is the DE requirement for Mass Communication at UNIBEN.

      Two (2) 'A' Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

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  26. Please sir, does unical accept direct entry for Nd student

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    1. The best approach is to check the JAMB brochure. Then, check your proposed course to see if ND is among what they accept for the course.

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