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ASEAN APPEALED TO JAMB TO REOPEN DIRECT ENTRY PORTAL

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The Association of Stakeholders for Educational Advancement of Nigeria ( ASEAN) has appealed to the JAMB registrar, Prof Is- haq Oloyede to reopen the direct entry portal for ‘ A’ Level students seeking admission into Nigerian universities .
The association decried what it described as unusual closure of the 2019 direct entry registration portal during the election period in February , this year.
It noted that the closure of the portal “has created serious bottleneck for thousands of ‘A’ Level IJMB , JUPEB and Diploma students who are seeking admission into the university .”
The passionate appeal of the association to the JAMB registrar and the hierarchy of the Federal Ministry of Education was contained in a statement signed by ASEAN’ s president , Comrade Olawuyi Olufemi, a copy of which was made available to LEADERSHIP in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday .
The statement reads in part: “We implore the Hon. Minister of Education and the JAMB registrar to reopen the direct portal for the affected candidates whose future hangs in the balance .
“ There was no enough publicity or awareness for the Advanced Level IJMB , JUPEP and Diploma students before closing the direct entry portal . The notification was only available to the UTME candidates and people who visited the JAMB portal during the time.
“The closure of the direct entry registration in February 2019 was unusual . From the previous practice, the direct entry portal was normally closed by July every year. This explains why the ‘A’ Level candidates never expected the portal to close that soon .
“We therefore urge the JAMB registrar and the minister of Education to reconsider the extension of the 2019 direct entry registration for the sake of the innocent candidates who desire to further their education in the university , knowing fully well that one year wasted can cause a serious setback for these candidates and for the society at large.”