5 Things UTME Candidates Should Consider For a Successful Admission
Recently, I got a message from a student on a JAMB Facebook group saying “Sir, what are the things I should do in order for me to make my admission successful”, although I answered the student immediately but I felt that I should make a post out of the question so that other aspirants will benefit from the answer. But before I begin to explain things you should do for a successful admission, I will implore you, the aspirants that have any question or any topic you think I should emphasize on, then you can comment below.
First and foremost, I will want you to know that transparency in university’s admission processes is not certain, so despite you meeting the requirements for admission, you “might” still be denied admission, it happens.
Things UTME Candidates Should Take into Consideration For a Successful University Admission
Carefully read the below post on things UTME Candidates should consider for a successful admission, you can ask questions if you have any through the comment box.
1. Complete O’level result(s)
O’level result is the number one factor you should put in place. Your O’level might be WAEC, NECO or GCE ( all are acceptable in Nigerian universities). You “must” have Pass in all your needed subjects.
For example, you are aspiring for medicine and surgery into University of Lagos, but in your O’level result, you had D7 in biology, this is an automatic “No” to your admission. The minimum grade you should have in your WAEC is “C6”, above this grade (D7, E8 & F9) are unacceptable in Nigerian universities. Also you should know that using one sitting result is an additional advantage to you, you might ask that what additional advantage am I referring to?
2. Correct JAMB subjects combination
This is another important part where some of the aspirants get it entirely wrong. When you have made a decision about the course you want to study, immediately you should get a JAMB brochure ( a book that consist of all the courses in Nigerian universities and their subject combinations).
Choosing the wrong subject combination for your course in JAMB can not be amended after sitting for the exam. For example, an aspirant of UNIBEN chose Pharmacy as his preferred course, then he included mathematics as part of the subject combination, this is an automatic “No” to your admission into UNIBEN. Make sure you use the JAMB brochure before registering for JAMB exam.
3. Having high score in JAMB
Although having high mark does not guarantee your admission into a university, because I have seen a lot of students with high marks like 280, 298 even 300, that were denied admission into the university due to one reason or the other. But having high mark in JAMB increase your chances of being admitted.
4. Having high score in Post JAMB
Having high score in JAMB exam is not enough to secure your admission slot, you also need to pass your Post JAMB as well. Always aim for an high score in your exam. A lot of aspirants’ admission pursuit are being cut short in this Post JAMB despite the student having high JAMB score. Lastly;
5. Meet up with the cut off mark
Cut off mark is what will be used to check if you are eligible for the admission slot or not. It is no news that a lot of students are seeking for admission into the universities, this might affect the cut off mark.
If you, the aspirants can have a pass mark in all the things I listed above, I see no reason why you shouldn’t be admitted into the school of your choice and also given the course of your choice.
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