In a significant move set to reshape the Direct Entry admission landscape, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the introduction of cognitive and verbal reasoning tests for candidates beginning in 2024. The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, confirmed this development during a comprehensive virtual meeting with education commissioners from across Nigeria.
📚 Test Change|
Cognitive & Verbal Reasoning from 2024|
🎓 For Whom|
Direct Entry Candidates|
🧠 Test Types|
Verbal, Abstract, Mechanical, Numeric Reasoning|
📈 Skills Assessed|
Academic Potential, Career Suitability|
Only at JAMB Offices|
📝 Required Info|
Registration/Matriculation Number, Subjects, Institution, Graduation Year|
Evolving the Direct Entry Assessment Process
JAMB’s decision to implement aptitude testing marks a pivot towards a more holistic assessment of candidates’ academic and career potentials. These tests aim to evaluate mental agility and physical capacity beyond the conventional subject-focused examinations.
Registration Exclusivity and Requirements
From 2024, Direct Entry registration will be confined to JAMB office only, ensuring a controlled and standardised process. Candidates must be prepared to provide comprehensive academic information, including:
Previous Institution’s Matriculation Number: Where the qualifying certification was obtained.
Subject(s) of Qualification: Detailing the relevant academic subjects.
Awarding Institution: Name of the institution conferring the qualification.
Institution Attended: Where the studies were undertaken.
Year of Graduation: The completion date of the qualifying studies.
Admission Letters: Where applicable, for verification purposes.
Implications for Direct Entry Candidates
This update signifies JAMB’s dedication to refining the selection process, ensuring that candidates are not only academically qualified but also possess the innate aptitude for their chosen fields of study.