I decided to talk about this today due to volume of questions we keep receiving from students who are seeking admission but do not know what direct entry admission really means. They continue to ask us questions such as what is the meaning of direct entry into University? who can apply for direct entry? is direct entry form available? what does direct entry into Nigerian Universities means and what are the admission requirements into direct entry in Nigerian University?.
To be sincere with you, all the questions above were few of the questions I was desperately in need of answers to when I was seeking admission and could not get one. I just wanted to run any program that has to do with University. So today, I will write a comprehensive post on the topic, so you wont have to disturb yourself again. The articles will answer the following questions:
- What is direct entry into Nigeria University
- Who can apply for direct entry
- What is direct entry admission requirements
- Is direct entry form still available
- What are the courses offered in direct entry
- Which school can I apply direct entry
So let Move on….
1) What Is The Meaning Of Direct Entry? I’m very sure the issue of direct entry will only be new to students who just graduate from secondary school and have not gain admission into any higher institution before.
Direct Entry is a mode of entry into any Nigerian University directly to 200/300level. Usually, when you obtain UTME and sat for the exam, you can only gain admission into 100level, but if you obtain direct entry form and gain admission, you are to start from 200/300level. This depends on the entry qualification you used to gain admission. I will talk of the requirements later.
2) Can I Apply For Direct Entry? Not everybody can apply for direct entry admission into University. Direct entry admission into any Nigerian University is for applicants who already had an additional certificate after their O’level. This means that, if you are a O’level holder without any additional certificate, you cannot apply.
3) What Is University Direct Entry Admission Requirements? To secure a direct entry admission into any Nigerian University, you must have O’level with five credit in relevant courses and you must have any of:
- B.sc, HND, ND, NCE, A’Level, IJMB, JUPEB, Midwifery and any other acceptation additional qualifications.
4) Which University Accept Direct Entry Application? All Universities in Nigerian are meant to accept direct entry application from students and offer them admission. Though, I only know of one University that don’t accept direct entry applicants which is UNIPORT.
So apart from UNIPORT, all other Universities in Nigeria should accept direct entry weather they are Federal or State Universities or private.
5) What Are The Courses Offered In Direct Entry? The answer is simple. Let me say, all the courses offer in UTME are also been offered In Direct entry. This means you can apply direct entry to any course. Simple.
6) Is Direct Entry Form Still Available? You want to know when direct entry form will be out?
Direct entry form, just like UTME form has its own time of release and closing date.
Direct entry form is always out around March to April every year and closes around July to August. So if you want to obtain direct entry into any Nigeria University, kindly look out for it as soon as UTME result is out every year. This is because JAMB will start selling direct entry form immediately UTME result is out.
7) Where Can I Obtain Direct Entry Form? Direct entry scratch is solely sold by JAMB and its obtainable in banks too. Just like the case of UTME cards. When the form is out, you can get it in any bank selected bank and complete the form in the cafe.
Note: You don’t need to go to any University before you obtain your their direct entry form. Just get it from JAMB office or any selected bank that sells it, then fill it online. Thereafter, submit you document to Jamb office. Without submitting you direct entry form, Jamb will surely not process your admission.
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