JAMB 2018 – 5 things to consider when choosing a university
Alot 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 blog, there are alot of admission tips that you will need for this year’s admission processes.
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.
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 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 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 qpply 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 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. I have made some post on my blog on how to calculate the screening point of some schools like UNILAG, UI etc , just check them out.
Having listed all this post, 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 comment below in the comment box.