Direct Entry Requirements 2022/2023 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

General JAMB Direct 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 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 do accept DE. For instance, if you want 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

A tutor with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter.


    1. If you are writing UTME, you don’t need to upload your ND result but if it is Direct Entry form, you have to upload your ND result.

  1. Please can I use another waec result apart from the one I use in registering for my ND program and again can I use awaiting o level result while registering for jamb direct entry

  2. Morning sir
    Pls I want to know if my NCE result ie my 10point can I be giving admission to unilorin
    Nd more so I study English/Political science in my NCE but I don’t want to study d two courses for my degree program I want to study Preforming art is it possible at unilorin
    Pls reply it urgent

  3. Pls I’m done with my national diploma and I want to apply for D.E but I have lower credit
    What is my chance of get admitted
    Would they ask for my national diploma details because I’ve not yet get the papers but I know my CGPA

  4. Can I be admitted to study Nutrition and Dietician with direct entry with BA in Religious studies in UI. And am a science student.

  5. I’m confused.I apply for DE, but the asked me whether is jamb that gave me admission or school.After that, the ask for the jamb registration number nd I gave them.but immediately the put it,it refused to work.And the told me that I have to go and do jamb regularization,then come back and upload it, before the will give me admission.so under the space for Qualification the put GCE AL.

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