JAMB To Conduct Verbal Reasoning Aptitude Test for Direct Entry Applicants Starting from 2024

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JAMB To Conduct Verbal Reasoning Aptitude Test for Direct Entry Applicants starting from 2024

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has reaffirmed the conduct of Aptitude Test for Direct Entry candidates starting from 2024. The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, reiterated this during a virtual meeting with Commissioners of Education of the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory held on Monday, 4th December, 2023.

According to him, as from 2024, JAMB would conduct Aptitude Test for all Direct Entry candidates to assess their academic potential or career suitability, as well as their mental or physical capacity.

He pointed out that it is an intelligence test that would measure the candidate’s current cognitive skills and would not be the usual subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Government, Physics, etc.

The Registrar explained that the aptitude test would comprise the following: Verbal, Abstract,
Mechanical and Numeric Reasoning, Data Checking and Work Sampling.

The Registrar also informed the participants that Direct Entry registration would be restricted to only JAMB Offices nationwide.

He stated that at the point of registration, all DE candidates must provide the following information: Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subject(s) of qualification; Awarding Institution; Institution actually attended; and Year of graduation as well as admission letters where necessary.

This information is contained in the board Weekly bulletin published on its website on Monday 11 December, 2023.


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