The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced the extension of direct entry registration till April 28.
The board in a statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Fabian Benjamin, on Monday, noted that the extension is partly to give holders of Cambridge A/Level certificates sufficient time to complete their registration.
The Board, after a series of discoveries of falsification of A/Level results, modified its DE registration platform to ensure, among others, that only certificates with verifiable processes are allowed as entry requirements for the DE exercise.
The statement read, “The DE registration exercise, which commenced on Monday, March 20 2023, and billed to end on Thursday, April 20 2023, has been extended by one week starting from Friday, April 21, 2023.
“This extension is partly to give all holders of Cambridge A/Level Certificates, who were unable to register for the exercise on account of some issues associated with the verification of their certificates, another opportunity to do so, as well as accommodate others, who wish to register but were unable to do so within the stipulated time.”
The spokesperson added that the board has partnered with the British Council on providing a verification portal for the seamless verification of its Cambridge Certificates.
He said a number of certificates that are allowed for DE registration had been added in order to streamline the process.
“The British Council is partnering with the Board and, as such, would be providing a verification portal for the seamless verification of its Cambridge Certificates as obtained with other categories of A/Level certificates. It is this provision of a verification portal by the Council that informs the Board’s decision to reconsider its earlier stand on the non-inclusion of the Cambridge certificate for DE registration.
“Consequently, all holders of Cambridge Certificates, who desire to register for the 2023 Direct Entry, can now proceed to any of the Board’s offices nearest to them to register for the exercise.
“This consideration does not in any way include candidates awaiting Cambridge Certificates as “Awaiting Results” would not be accepted, he stated.