JAMB 2018 – 5 things to consider when choosing a university.
A lot of students are already registering for JAMB with no idea of the right school/university to choose. If you are reading this post, then you must be preparing for JAMB exam, you are at the right place for the right information.
Before I go into details, I will like to let you know that in this website, there are a lot of admission tips that have been posted which you will need for this 2018 admission processes. To access them all, check out our Admission tips tag.
Having said that, choosing any university can lower your chance of admission this year. I will be giving out things you should look out for when choosing the right university.
5 Things To Consider When Choosing A University
The following are things you should look out for before settling for any university as your choice of school/university. Though the list is endless but I tried to pinpoint the most important ones.
1. Make Sure The University Is Accredited
This is the most important part when choosing a school/university. There are some schools that has not been accredited yet by National Universities Commission (NUC). Make sure you make your findings, and choose from schools/universities that have been accredited by NUC. Else, it will just look as if you are just wasting your time and resources.
2. Catchment Area of The school:
Yeah, catchment area is also important. Being part of a school/university catchment can favour you during admission processes. For example, UNILAG catchment areas are Lagos, Osun Oyo, Ekiti and Ogun. The cut off mark for this catchment areas are always lesser than the merit cut off mark. This doesn’t mean that you cannot apply for admission into a university if you are not from the catchment areas. Catchment areas only give the candidates of those states upper hands during admission.
3. Strike History Of The School/University:
We all know that almost all Federal universities in Nigeria strike most times. If you are the type that age isn’t at your side, then I will advise you to apply for Federal universities that don’t strike every semester, schools like UNILORIN, UNILAG hardly strike, so you can consider them. You can also do the research by yourself by finding out schools that strike and the ones that don’t strike often.
4. The Admission Requirements Of the School:
Universities in Nigeria have different admission requirements, so before applying for one, make sure you meet up with those requirements. For example, some schools JAMB cut off is 200 while some might be above or below 200. Make sure you are aware of how the admission processes was done the previous year to avoid any form of problem.
5. Be aware of how to calculate the screening point of the University:
Most schools uses screening point to admit students. Though, some might conduct POST UME exam like UNILAG, OAU, while some does not conduct POST UME exam like LASU etc.
Having listed all the 5 essential things to look out for when choosing a university in Nigeria, I hope you now have clear idea on which university to choose.
If you have any question on the university you wish to choose, kindly ask by dropping your comments on the box below and I will respond your ASAP!