The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has disclosed that candidates can now “upgrade” their UTME forms to that of Direct Entry instead of purchasing the two forms if they equally have the qualifications for Direct Entry Admission into any of the universities. This was part of the information contained in the 2019 JAMB UTME/DE Registration guidelines.
Explaining this further, the JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin said that candidates that applied through UTME and later obtained DE (Direct Entry) qualification or wish to use their Direct Entry qualifications for admission can upgrade their UTME to DE at no cost.
Once the candidate registers for UTME and discovers he has direct entry qualification, he or she is free to just upgrade to direct entry,” said Mr Benjamin.
This means that if you have qualification for Direct Entry Admission and wish to use it to apply for admission after you may have purchased the UTME Form, all you need to do is just to visit any of the JAMB accredited centre or JAMB offices and upgrade the UTME to Direct Entry instead of purchasing a separate Direct Entry form.