Consequent upon the unprecedented closure of the Direct Entry form registration portal on Thursday, 21st February 2019, we are compelled to write and appeal for an extension and the re-opening of the Direct Entry registration till 30th April, 2019.
From precedence, the sales and registration of DE form normally extends to the month of June and beyond on
This practice has always given opportunity for prospective admission seekers of IJMB, OND, NCE,
HND, Cambridge, and JUPEB programs to meet up and complete their DE form registration before closure.
Recall that IJMB examination ended on 12th February 2019, while students for the 2019 Cambridge and JUPEB
programs have not even received their examination numbers with which to fill their DE forms.
The 2019 Cambridge and JUPEB examinations are due to come up between the months of May and June.
Recall also that the government mandated the academic institutions to release the students for holiday in preparation for the just concluded 2019 general elections. Consequently, parents called back home their children.
The sudden closure of the DE registration portal during the course of the elections was a bombshell on thousands of prospective applicants who never heard of such notification earlier. Such decision by the office of the JAMB Registrar to close the DE registration portal lacks adequate publicity, contrary to the existing practice.
It would surprise you to know that most institutions and stakeholders even advised their IJMB and JUPEB students to wait for their examination numbers so as to enable them fill their DE forms appropriately.
Sincerely, we understand that the Registrar,Prof. Ishaq Oloyede is a man of immense integrity who is focused on introducing, consolidating and maintaining a more stable educational policy for the country.
We however appeal that such policy should take cognizance of the timing
of the various examination bodies whose candidates are the prospective applicants for the DE Registration.
Improved public awareness on any change in existing practice is also vital. A systemic educational policy is
necessary for an enduring development.
Our suggestion, and the ideal practice, is for the UTME registration to close
first before the DE registration.
In the light of these, we implore the media houses, concerned stakeholders and citizens to prevail on the
Registrar to revert the decision, to re-open the DE portal and extend the registration till April 30th 2019 for the sake of the thousands of prospective applicants like me who could not register for the obvious reasons stated above.
On behalf of the millions of Nigerian admission seekers through the Direct Entry, we are hopeful that this
appeal will be given the required attention in favour of public interest.
For the Attentions of:
Registrar of JAMB
All Media Houses
Minister for Education
Minister for Information
Chairman Senate Committee on Education
State Commissioners for Education
National University Commission
National Board for Technical Education
Advanced Level Examination Bodies: IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB, CAMBRIDGE