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10 Things To Consider Before Applying For Admission In A University. by blogbuilder: 11:26am On Jan 22, 2019
Seeking and gaining admission to any university in Nigeria is a work itself.
The struggle begins the day you started writing your O'LEVEL exams.
Some will registered for the two examination the same year while others will make sure they pass their O'LEVEL before writing JAMB.

The steps involved in gaining admission to Nigerian Universities or polytechnic starts from writing and passing your O'LEVEL exams, writing and meeting the cut off in your Jamb and finally the school exam plus some little connections if you have it.

This article is written as a guide for this year Jambite. I don't want some of you to make the mistake some of us made.
Ensure you study and apply them.

O'LEVEL requirement:
I decided to start this article with this point. The O'LEVEL requirement of every school differs in term of;
1)No of sittings: Schools such as OAU accepts two sittings while UNILAG accepts only one sitting.
2)O'LEVEL Credit: Some schools accept agricultural science as a substitute for biology while some don't .. Please refer to JAMB brochure for more on this.

JAMB cut-off: Cut off varies in schools and departments.
Courses such as Medicine, law, engineering always require high cutoff while courses in management and art requires lower cut off. You can use Google to check the previous cut off mark of that course you choose to study.

COMPETITION: Yearly, schools such as OAU, UI, UNILORIN, ABU, UNILAG, UNN, have higher number of applicants while schools in the north east have lower applicants.
If you have the liver and you're looking for low competitive schools, you can choose from schools in the north east.

Calender
Some public school calender run as fast as our private school calender while some will be as slow as snail due to some internal crises.
In the time past, schools such as LAUTECH and OAU are the best in these but now, they're good to go.

Strike.
This is one of the greatest setback anybody can encounter in Nigerian Universities. Strikes ranges from ASUU, NASU, SSANU, SUG, student protest, midterm break etc.
A friend of mine secure admission to study 4 years in one of our state universities since 2012,he's still in 400level in 2019.
Ensure you do your background research about the school before applying so as not to regret.

Nearness to family
Yes, you heard me right. This is part of the thing you considered.
Imagine you schooling in maiduguri while your family lives in Lagos. Only transportation to and fro will discourage you from traveling. Imagine you're given 2 weeks holiday, you might not be able to visit your family due to distance. Also consider the risks involve when you are travelling.

Region:
This should be another point of consideration. Some people that were born and brought in the south might not find it easy to cope in the north because of the differences in weather..

Course duration:
Courses such as engineering, environmental span for 5 years while most of the management courses can be studied within 4years.
Although it's better to go for what you're passionate about but if you don't have all the time on your side, why not go for 4years course.

Management:
Avoid schools that have unresolved management issues. Let's use Lautech as a case study, the management tussle between Osun and Oyo state leads to many unsolicited strike in the institution. Remember this saying that where two elephants fights, it's the grass that suffer.

Course accreditation.
This is the most important point to consider before applying for that course in your preferred institution. This has leaded to depression for many students. Some will only discovered that the course they're studying is not accredited in their final year. Please study your JAMB brochure thoroughly.

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