Ever wondered what direct entry admission is?

Well, wonder no more because this information will not only explain what admission through DE means, but it will also show you how to gain admission into any Nigerian university through direct entry.

There are several ways to get admission into a university in Nigeria. One such way is direct entry, abbreviated as DE.

Direct entry admission involves entering school without writing UTME in the admission year, although you might have sat for UTME previously.

While it may not be the most convenient way to enter a Nigerian university, it’s worth considering primarily because of the one-year advantage it provides while in school.

What does that mean?

When you gain admission into a university through direct entry, you start from 200 level instead of year one. So, you end up completing a four-year course in three years.

But if you want to know more about direct entry and how to get admission through it, I’m committed to showing you the way now.

How to gain admission in Nigeria through direct entry programme:

First things first. You need to know that direct entry admission was not intended for everybody. That is, there are categories of students that direct entry is most suited for. That’s what you’re about to find out.

1. Have a national diploma, NCE, or degree:

You are eligible for direct entry admission if you hold a national diploma, Nigerian Certificate of Education, or a university degree. This includes a national diploma (ND, NCE) from a polytechnic, a diploma from a university, or a university degree or NCE.

Maybe you graduated from a polytechnic and you still want to attend a university. Or you did a diploma course at a university and have a desire to have a university degree.

2. Have a JUPEB certificate:

JUPEB is a nine-month/one-year programme at a university. On completion, a successful candidate is awarded a JUPEB certificate.

This certificate is to be used to seek DE admission into a university, either at the university where you did the JUPEB or another university.

So having a JUPEB certificate puts you in a strong position for DE admission into a Nigerian university.

3. Have a complete O’level result:

O’level results include WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or GCE.

A complete O’level result means having at least 5 credit subjects relevant to the course you want to study. Having a complete O’level result makes you eligible for direct entry admission into a university in Nigeria.

So regardless of your diploma or JUPEB certificate, an O’level is a basic requirement to get admission through direct entry.

4. Get JAMB Direct Entry (DE) form:

Getting a JAMB direct entry form is the first process to getting direct entry admission. The previous tips are what qualify you for direct entry.

Where do I get it from?

Approach JAMB, just the way you got the UTME form.

JAMB direct entry form is usually sold like the JAMB form. Oftentimes, the application starts once UTME registration ends.

So you’ll immediately be issued a JAMB DE Registration Number when you get the form.

On your JAMB Direct Entry form, select your first choice university and course.

Submit your DE application form online. That’s it.

Please note: You won’t get a chance to be admitted into the university through Direct Entry if you don’t first pick the JAMB Direct Entry form. It’s the first and primary thing to do.

5. Get your school Direct Entry Admission form:

Nigerian universities sell direct entry forms, but that’s usually after the JAMB Direct Entry application has ended.

So you have to wait for further instructions from the university you chose. While some universities invite Direct Entry candidates for post UTME, other universities don’t. Though all universities sell DE forms.

For example, UNIBEN and some schools conduct post UTME for direct entry candidates before admission, whereas UNICAL, UNILAG, UI, LASU, and others don’t.

6. Wait for the admission list:

Direct Entry admission list is next after completing the previous processes. Most schools release their DE admission list less than 3 weeks or more after the application ends.

In fact, most universities’ admission policies dictate that 10% admission slots are reserved for direct entry candidates. So in a case where 100 students are to be admitted, 90% are reserved for UTME and 10% for DE.

Though admission through DE is competitive, you have a great chance of being admitted if you have the minimum requirements mentioned earlier.

Among other things, DE gives you a chance at studying your dream course, even if you were denied in your previous attempts through UTME.

Thank you for reading!

Written and compiled by:

Folorunsho Taiwo Victor

Managing Director

Campusinfo Consult Ltd

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07051331690, 08138079845

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