Information is power and if you lack it, you become powerless. That’s why I could not in anyway blame 2018/2019 direct entry applicants who has been worried so far to know the precise time when the direct entry form would be available for purchase. That’s why questions such as, when is the direct entry(DE) for 2018/2019 going to be out? How is the application process like, and where do I obtain the direct entry form?
Is Direct Entry For 2018/2019 Out?
What Is Direct Entry Form And Who Can Obtain It?
This is one of the funniest thing that has ever happened in my presence. When I wanted to fill my direct entry application form for 2010/2011 academic session. I went to a cafe where I met a lady that wanted to do the same but she has no computer knowledge so I promised to do it for her. (Then you can do the registration yourself, unlike now).
So withing five minutes, I completed my own and asked her for her details. To my greatest surprise, she was just an O level holder with WAEC external. She said she could not meet up with jamb that’s why she obtained DE. I smile and say this to her:
Direct entry application form is solely meant for people with either diploma, NCE, HND, ‘A’ level or decree. They obtain this form to secure admission into 200 level in the universities on the field of their studies.
So if you don’t have any additional qualification apart from your SSCE, don’t buy direct entry form when is out.
Where Can I Buy My Direct Entry(DE) Form?
Update: The procedures below has Changed, you can now read how to obtain and complete your direct entry form HERE
This is one of the problems faced by applicants also. Majority don’t always know where to buy the form. Some imagined if direct entry form is obtainable in their school of choice. The answer to this is NO. Non of the school sells direct entry form in Nigeria.
It is the sole responsibilities of Jamb to sell it or distribute it to those outlet where you can buy it. Therefore, you can buy direct entry form in the nearest Jamb office or any designated bank. You can also obtain your DE Scratch card (form) in any of the accredited cafe. Don’t send money to anyone who claims he can buy DE form for you in the school.
How To Register The 2018/2019 Direct Entry Form
Gone are those days when you can fill it yourself. When I obtained my own the first and the second times, I filled it online myself after obtaining the card. But now, the introduction of thump printing and scanning made it impossible for you to do it yourself.
So you will have to take it to a registered cafe, just like you did for jamb. Pay them to fill it for you. All you need to do is to go there with all academic and personal information.
Go with your passports, O level result, ND,HND, NCE or details of whatever result you want to use to apply. They will fill it for you immediately and give you a printed copy.
What To Do After Completing Your 2018/2019 Direct Entry (DE) form online
1) Submit Your documents In Jamb Office: Now you are done with the online stuff, photocopy the printed copy given to you after registration attach the photocopies of all your credentials and submit it in the nearest jamb office. You must do it in order for your admission to be processed.
2) Send Your Transcript To Your School Of Choice: Another thing you need to do is to find out whether your school of choice use to demand for academic transcript or not. It yes, you need to go to your formal school to demand for academic transcript to be sent to the school you just applied. It is usually been addressed to the registrar
3) Participate In The Pre admission Screening Exercise: As a direct entry student to any school in Nigeria, you must know the school’s website and and check it on a daily basis to know the latest update. Like my school(Unilorin), Udus, Kwasu, Kasu, ABU, do call direct entry applicants for for exam without interview. While some other schools call them for exam and interview. So find out more about your school.
4) Wait And Pray: This is the last stage after completing the whole process. Wait and pray.
When Will 2018/2019 Direct Entry(DE) Form Be Out?
As for now, the form is yet to be out but you can always check Jamb official website for update http://www.jamb.org.ng
Though DE form is always out for sale like a month after UTME has been completed and sold till August every year.
How Much Is Direct Entry(DE) Form?
The amount is always subjected to changes and review, but let say Five thousand naira apart from the registration fee.
I hope this helps?