The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) last year approved a new Post-UTME admission screening system for all candidates seeking admission into various tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
This was necessary following the scrapping of Post-UTME test by the ministry of education. It is now expected that the new admission screening system will take full effect during the just-concluded academic session for 2017 admission exercise.
Now, following the conclusion of the 2017 JAMB UTME exam, we at TalkGlitz wish to enlighten candidates and the general public on how to get admission into your university of choice.
so, you’ve done the research, you’ve talked it over with your nearest and dearest, you’re pretty confident that you’re going to get the good grades you need, and you’ve finally concluded that studying in your choice of university is right for you.
congratulations: you’ve made one of the biggest- and hopefully most rewarding decisions you’ll ever have to make in your life. Now there’s just one little problem standing in your way which is you gaining admission into your first choice of university.
Where To Apply? – Choosing A University
It may seem obvious, but given the amount of time each application can take up, it’s important to think carefully about where you really want to apply.
I’ll advise students to begin preparations and checking the web pages of state, federal and individual universities, speaking to family, friends and teachers is always a good place to start, and a way of narrowing down choices.
“As well as choosing a course, students need to consider many other elements, including the type of environment would like to live in, location, transport links, availability of accommodation, cost of living, options for financing studies through institutional scholarships and of course, the type of institution they prefer.
GETTING STARTED WITH UNIVERSITY APPLICATION?
Once you’ve weighed up all the factors and carefully made your decisions- and remember that this where you’re going to be spending a not- inconsiderable portion of your life- Its time for the really fun part: Applying
“Students should check entry requirements and deadlines before applying to make sure that they have the best possible chance of gaining a place on their chosen course, if they are unsure whether their qualifications are acceptable, they might like to contact the admissions office in their chosen institution to check before submitting an application.
CALCULATING YOUR JAMB AND O’LEVEL POINTS
The points are evenly spread out between your (O’ level)- WAEC and JAMB result to provide a level playing field for all.
In the first case, any candidate who submits only one results which contains his or her relevant subjects already has 10 Points, the examination could be NECO, WAE, or GCE, e.t.c. Any candidate who has two sittings automatically gets two points which is bad. So, this means that aspirants with only one result are at advantage but only just.
Candidates also have more chances of gaining admission with better grades in their O’ level thus:
A- 6 marks, B’s- 4 marks, C- 3 marks.
180-200 (20-33 marks)
200-250 (24-33 marks)
251-300 (34-43 marks)
300-400 (44-60 marks) as well as five jamb results per point added.
This much was disclosed by Adamu Adamu, (Minister of Education) who confirmed that students who did jamb performed excellently so far and that cut-off marks would soon be released by universities and colleges of education.
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