If you intend to buy the Direct Entry (DE) form of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) you have few days to do that.

JAMB on Tuesday announced that the DE application, which began in December 2017, would close on June 4.

The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria, in Abuja that over 140, 000 candidates have so far obtained the forms online.

The closure became necessary in order to avail the board to plan ahead for the 2018 admission process into various institutions.

"With the policy meeting coming up on June 26, which involves the Minister of Education and all stakeholders in the sector, the 2018 admission guidelines would be discussed and approved for the board.

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"This includes both for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and DE.

"Therefore, candidates who are still interested and want to apply for the DE should use the window period of seven days to apply, as no extension of date will be granted," he stated.

Similarly, Benjamin said that the board has released the results of the mop-up examination conducted for candidates, who were rescheduled for the UTME on Saturday, May 26.

The exam was conducted for over 12,000 candidates in some of its centres across Nigeria.

Applicants whose biometrics could not be captured during the initial period of the UTME in March, those who were yet to see their results and have not been involved in any form of malpractice took part in the examination.

Others included those who were unable to print out their e-slip before the earlier examinations and those whose centres were cancelled for suspected malpractices.

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On the admission process, Benjamin said the board frowned at some institutions that have breached the constitutional guidelines for the entire process by making advertorials before the policy meeting.

He explained that all institutions must note that they are not to make any form of adverts for admissions into their schools until after the policy meeting.

Institutions that breached the rule would be sanctioned. 

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