The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has reportedly made it known that the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, advanced level certificate is not acceptable as an entry requirement for Direct Entry into tertiary institutions.
According to reports, the Board submitted that the directive became necessary following the discovery that relevant government policies on A/Level programmes do not permit NABTEB from conducting Advanced Level examinations.
Disclosing this in a statement signed by the Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed, and which was made available to Vice Chancellors and other Heads of tertiary institutions in the country, the Board noted that, “It has come to the notice of the Board that some institutions are accepting NABTEB A/L GCE as a qualification for Direct Entry Admissions.”
It stated that, “JAMB is aware that NABTEB is not authorised to offer GCE and is, therefore, compelled to take appropriate action.”
It reportedly warned that “Any A/L GCE Certificate issued by NABTEB is, therefore, not registrable with JAMB and the Board would not process the admission of any candidate with such a result.”
The statement added that, “Candidates who wish to enlist for A/Level examinations are to note.”