According to Experts from about 30 education services agencies, including the US Embassy’s Education Advisor and JAMB representatives on Friday, 17th February, 2017 who gave admission tips to students and parents during the 8th Annual Education Fair of the Trinity International College, Trinity Hills, Ofada, Ogun State.
While speaking about admission processes into Nigerian universities, JAMB representative, Lanre Badmus, painstakingly explained the admission requirements into Nigerian universities, which he said is 180 and above in JAMB and 5 O’level credits, including Mathematics and English.
Noting that up to 60 percent of students have been disadvantaged as regards admission into Nigerian universities because they don’t ask questions, Badmus enumerated three things students must put into consideration when applying to universities of their choice, which include “merit list, catchment area, Educationally Less Disadvantaged States (ELDS), which are Bayelsa, Ebonyin, Adamawa, Bauchi and the likes.”
He said this explains why some students gain admission, while others do not.
While choosing a university, Badmus said, “consider picking one under which your state falls as catchment area, as this increases the students chances of gaining admission into a school of their choice.” Ms. Oseni, representing Education Advisor, US Embassy, Mrs. C. Uwadilike, told the students what they would need to study abroad, adding that parents must understand the make-up of their children to enable them decide if they should study abroad.