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For every young Nigerian who finishes secondary school their next dream and step is to get into the university.Now there are different means of achieving these task either by going through the normal system every Nigerians knows which is by writing JAMB or they go through using DIRECT ENTRY.

Getting into the university has always been a problem for students in Nigeria,they pass through hell writing the post UTME exam some student who eventually pass the exam may not even get the admission they seek.

Recently the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) made a shocking announcement of the scrap of post UTME examinations. So for every student who wishes to further their education are required to write the JAMB exam to go straight to the university of their choice as long as each candidate has the right document.

Now the reason why we are here is to give you the necessary information on how to gain an admission into a university in Nigeria with the use of DIRECT ENTRY.

Direct Entry (DE) is mainly for those that already possess a diploma certificate (OND) or an HND and wishes to go for a degree programme in the university. These way can be exciting for the student,if giving the admission the student is required to start for 200 level instead of 100 level.





Getting the admission can never be a problem as long as the required candidate has the necessary qualifications and requirement listed below.

  1. Candidate must have a complete O’level result (WASSCE,NECO,GCE,NABTAB)
  2. Candidate must have a complete A’level result such as OND,HND,IJMB,TGII,NCE and cambridge A’level or it equivalent.

Please not that an O’level student can not apply for Direct entry he or she most have the qualification listed above.

And also only students whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) meets the requirement for the intended course of study will be considered.





Here is how to apply for DIRECT ENTRY

If you are interested in the admission you must go through these following steps below

  • Buy JAMB Direct Entry Form (from JAMB office or participatory banks)
  • Visit any approved JAMB Registration Centre to register or you register online via
  • Submit the print out with all academic credentials in an envelope to the nearest JAMB Offices
  • Now monitor when your school will call for any entrance examination.Some schools do not conduct entrance examination. For these universities , you have to wait for the admission list schools like ABU Zaria ,University of Ibandan
  • Wait for the admission list from the school that you applied.
  • Only submit recent passports of yours that is not older than 3 months and it must not exceed 15 Kilo Bytes (KB) in JPEG format.

After you have signed into their site using the PIN you validated,you will be able to supply your basic personal details including biometrics and Passport Photograph which can also be done offline or online,these details shall be verified on first visit (Sign-In) and shall not be required subsequently.

If you need any assistance the JAMB Brochure contain specific requirements for courses and schools which can be downloaded from their site.

In some cases some student who has finished their OND or HND programme do not come out with upper credit,they come with a CGPA of 2.00,with this type of result they begin to ponder whether or not their university of choice will accept them.

Some institution may consider lower credit for OND and HND holders while some institutions may not.So we are giving you the list of universities that accepts lower credit for Direct Entry Admission in Nigeria.

  • Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria.
  • University of Calabar, UNICAL.
  • Anambra State University, ANSU, Uli (and Igbariam).
  • Niger Delta University, NDU, Wilberforce.
  • Igbinedion University, Okada.
  • University of Jos, UNIJOS.
  • Nasarawa State University (NSUK), Keffi.
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT.
  • University of Ilorin, UNILORIN (for History and Performing Arts).
  • Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto (UDUSOK)
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  • Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formerly Anambra State University (ANSU)
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • Nasarawa State University (NSUK), Keffi
  • Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna, FUTMINNA
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)

For further information check out the website of the school you wish to apply to.


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