JAMB introduces verbal reasoning test for Direct Entry applicants

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that candidates for its Direct Entry examination will be subjected to cognitive and verbal reasoning tests beginning in 2024.

This was revealed by JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, during a virtual meeting with the commissioners of education in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

A special bulletin released by the Board on Monday quoted him as saying, “As from 2024, JAMB will conduct Aptitude Test for all Direct Entry candidates to assess their academic potential or career suitability, as well as their mental or physical capacity.

“It is an intelligent test that will measure the candidate’s current cognitive skills and will not be the usual subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Government, or Physics.”

The aptitude test would include verbal, abstract, mechanical and numerical reasoning, data checking and work sampling, according to the registrar.

The participants were also informed by the registrar that “only JAMB offices nationwide will be able to register for the Direct Entry”.

He said all DE candidates would have to provide the following at the time of registration: Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended; subject of qualification; awarding institution; institution attended; year of graduation as well as admission letter, where necessary.

(Daily Trust)

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