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The Neccassary Steps In Gaining Admissions in Nigeria. by Schoolguy9(m): 9:09am On May 14, 2015
Like every other thing in life, securing admission into the tertiary institution of learning takes several procedures.

Let's look at some of them to know where we stand.

The Chief Steps in Gaing Admissions

1] Passing your O'Level.
Most universities across the coubtry demands that you obtain your O'level results at or above certain points. For example, for you to secure admission in most universities, you are required to pass your WAEC with at least Five(5) credit passes in relevant subjects (note: in not less than two sittings). Others include NECO, GCE NABTEB etc. If you havedon this, you are on track.

2] Passing your JAMB UTME above some point.
First, we know, JAMB stands for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, diving into it's history is not neccesary here. The big deal is that it is the board responsible for conducting the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination,UTME, also responsible for placing candidates in the various universities they apply for based on the candidates merit score or catchment area.
For you to stand a chance of securing admission in Nigeria through JAMB, you need to score above a stipulated mark called the cut-off mark(usually 180/200). Usually published every year for various tertiary institutions of learning, be it a University, polytechnic, monetechnic or college of education. It is good to note here that the cut-off is a guarantee that one will gain admission in a particular institution as there are those who may score above the mark and seeking admission in same institution in which case they maybe selected and others left behind (as it's in selection of the fittest) depending on the institution's admssions capacity. This in real sense is the reason why candidates are adviced to place cut-off marks aside and strive to score higher in the UTME in order to increase their chances of being admitted.
But wait it's not all, JAMB goes hand in hand with this next step..

3] Post Utme screening excercise.
This is conducted by individual institutions in order to select the appropriate candidates for admissions. It is good to note that the final admission aggregate score is calculated employing/merging both UTME score and the post UTME score and this calls for candidates performing well in both exams as to get to (or above) the stipulated cut-off mark. Post utme registerations usually take off around the month of June/July for various institutions across the country.

After the examinations session, the selected/admitted candidates(usually published on the Board's website) will have to go through these further steps..

4] Printing of admission letters.
Candidates who are selected are to view and print out their letter of admissions from the matriculations board online for their clearance purposes.

5] Doing Online clearance.
As we know, some admission steps usually take place online, these includes verification of payment of acceptance fee on the institution's official website or online portal.

6] Physical clearance.
This seems to be final stage of the admission process (but not thoroughly all). Here candidates are to appear before their institution's admissions office in person to be physically examined. This includes the provision of necessary documents including their First Leaving School Certificate or Testimonial or it's equivalent, O'level result, birth certificate or birth delaration statement, medical report, admission letter printed from JAMB, and others.

Once this is cleared and certified..

7] Matriculations follows sooner or later.
This approves you a bona fide student of the institution in which you have been admitted to study.

And that's it, you become an undergraduate as you desired.

With this, you can know where you have been, where you stand and what is ahead and also, the need to work hard(er) to conquer all.

There maybe other steps not listed in case you encounter them,


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