Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will not accept National Business and Technical Examinations Board ( NABTEB) advanced level certificate as an entry requirement for Direct Entry into tertiary institutions.
The board said the directive became necessary following the discovery that relevant government policies on A-Level programmes do not permit NABTEB from conducting Advanced Level examinations.
A statement by its Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed, which was made available to vice-chancellors and other heads of tertiary institutions in the country, said JAMB would not process the admission of any candidate with NABTEB A/L Certificate.
The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of the Board that some institutions are accepting NABTEB A/L GCE as a qualification for Direct Entry (DE) Admissions.
“JAMB is aware that NABTEB is not authorised to offer GCE and is, therefore, compelled to take appropriate action.”
It added: “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.
“Candidates who wish to enlist for A/Level examinations are to note.”