Direct Entry Requirements 2024/2025 For JAMB

Some of my readers who want to enter Universities in Nigeria through Direct entry are looking for a well-written article on JAMB direct entry requirements.

And because of them, I have decided to put something down on the said topic.

The first thing is that most universities prefer candidates who graduated with Upper credit and Distinction than candidates with lower credit. Although some schools do accept lower credit.

In the same vein, candidates with Cambridge A level or IJMB or JUPEB should have at least 12 points to have a higher chance.

Before I continue, I will give the JAMB eligibility for DE below.

Read: Requirements for JAMB registration

Entry Requirements

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  • A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at the Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level
  • Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses, Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject
  • Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements

Furthermore, you have to be sure that the university of your choice does accept DE. For instance, if you want to do Direct Entry for Medicine and Surgery, some universities won’t accept irrespective of your grade.

Finally, it is easy to secure admission through DE if you can research the school and meet up with their requirements.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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  1. Pls can I gain admission into ndu with the cgpa of 2.99 to study education and biology, I was a student of science laboratory technology, akwa ibom state polytechnic

  2. Hi Monday,
    I think you should check JAMB brochure to see if NDU will accept lower credit for DE. If it happens they accept it, that means you have a chance.

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