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How to gain admission with low JAMB score



One of the major setbacks that wanna-be university students face is a low JAMB score. Truth is, getting a low JAMB score should not deter you from seeking admission into a Nigerian higher institution.

That is why this article is dedicated to helping JAMB applicants learn alternative ways to gain admission should they wind up with some low score. Without further mouthing let us delve in.

Practical Ways to Gain Admission If You Wind Up With a Low JAMB Score

Here are actionable ways that you can get admission if your JAMB score is below a higher institution’s cut off mark:

1. Buy the University’s Shopping Form

The first practical step to take is to purchase the shopping form of the university you applied for. It is important to note that most Federal and State universities in Nigeria have a form that students can use to gain admission while their previous application is still pending. If your JAMB score does not reach the University’s required cut-off mark, rather than waste time and depend on luck, it is best to opt for the shopping form.

The cost of shopping forms in Nigeria can range from 10000 to 30,000 naira. It is best to have a shopping form as a back-up plan, given that it does not invalidate your previous admission.

Also you have to be following up with the university to know when it releases its admission list and when it makes its shopping form available to the general public.

2. Study Hard So That You Can Nail a High Score and Make Up For Your Low JAMB Score

If you want to increase your chances of getting admission to a Nigerian university, you have to over-prioritize your post-UTME exams. This is because your post UTME score can be used to augment your low JAMB score. An average of your JAMB and post UTME score can be enough to make the cut off mark of a university and then used to land a credible admission. Do you have a low JAMB score, no problem? Start studying hard for your Post UTME!

3. Apply For Nigerian Universities That Do Not Require JAMB

If you have a low JAMB score, and you don’t want to stress yourself with a compensatory high Post UTME score, or shopping form, you can opt for institutions that don’t need JAMB to admit you.

The most common Universities that don’t need JAMB to give you admission are the Private Universities. Although they don’t use JAMB to admit students, they still have some form of entry exams.

4. Consider ELDS and Catchment Areas

ELDs or Educationally Less Developed States are states that allow indigenes to get admission despite a low score.

It is important to note that Federal Universities in Nigeria allocate 35% of their admission quota to indigenes of their catchment areas and 20% to ELDs. As for state Universities in Nigeria, they usually favor their own indigenes the most.

When you hit a low JAMB score, it is advised to apply for Universities that are around the State that you hail from. This way, you will boost your chances of getting admitted.

Persons from said Catchment areas and ELDs usually enjoy lower departmental cut off marks.

5. Opt For Alternative Programs to JAMB

These practical approaches should come in handy if you had a very low JAMB result score. The two most common alternative programs to JAMB are IJMB and JUPEB. This academic program does not require a high JAMB score, and as a plus can give you direct admission into 2nd year.

The downside is that not all the Universities in Nigeria run JUPEB or IJMB programs.


MBBS, civil engineering… UNIOSUN gets NUC accreditation for 26 courses




The Osun State University (UNIOSUN) in Osogbo says the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved full accreditation of 26 undergraduate and post-graduate courses for the institution.

Ademola Adesoji, the varsity’s public relations officer, announced the accredited courses in a statement.

Adesoji said the development followed the assessment of the institution’s facilities and personnel by the accreditation team.

“I am glad to announce that we received the outcome from the NUC yesterday. I am glad to inform you that we recorded 100% full accreditation for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, 26 in total,” the statement reads.

“Some of the undergraduate programmes include Fisheries and Aquaculture, Wildlife Management, Food Science and Technology, Computer Science, Guidance and Counseling, Urban and Regional Planning, Medicine and Surgery, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics.

“Others include Microbiology, Physics with Electronics, Statistics, Public Health, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Economics, Geography, Political Science and International Relations, Banking and Finance, among others.”

Adesoji said the institution has continued to make meaningful contributions to nation-building through various projects embarked upon by its staff.

Buttressing his point, the spokesperson said Samson Adesote, a lecturer in the department of history and international studies, recently got an invitation for the documentation of the Nigerian army’s peace-keeping interventions in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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JAMB resumes DE registration, sets guidelines against certificate forgery




The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resumed the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration.

At a briefing in Abuja on Monday, Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, said the registration will end on April 28.

The board had suspended the registration in February — a few hours after the exercise commenced.

Speaking at the briefing, the JAMB registrar said the suspension was informed by the “high level of forgery of A Level certificates” required for the registration.

“You will recall that the board commenced the 2023 direct entry registration on Monday, 20th February, 2023, but had to immediately suspend it following the discovery of the plethora of devices and machinations to circumvent and compromise the standard of A ‘level qualifications required from DE candidates,” he said.

“Recall that recent joint operations of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on DE qualifications brought to light some of these unsavoury and nefarious activities.

“Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has also consistently brought to the fore the high rate of forgery of A’Level qualifications for DE. For instance, it was discovered that, in previous years, some candidates used unacceptable and forged A’ level certificates/qualifications to register for Direct Entry and eventually got admitted. For example, out 148 candidates verified by BUK, only 6 were found to be genuine. By implication 142 of the results were forged.

“The board, concerned stakeholders and institutions are working assiduously to detect such and the ones already found, are being dealt with according to the provisions of the law.”

Oloyede said the board has introduced new guidelines to checkmate forgery of results as registration resumes.

“In order to further checkmate the anomaly and to also prevent recurrence of such irregularity, the Board has decided that the 2023 DE registrations will not only be restricted to JAMB (Professional Test Centres (PTCs) but will also be done under strict supervision,” he said.

“The board has provided additional guidelines to all DE registration outlets (JAMB-owned centres), officers of the board and candidates on the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise: –

“At the point of registration, all candidates must fill in: registration/matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subject(s) of qualification; Awarding Institution; Institution actually attended.”

The JAMB registrar said the board would only accept 13 qualifications/certificates for this year’s DE registration which include a first degree, university diploma, Higher National Diploma (HND), Ordinary National Diploma /National Diploma (OND/ND), and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).

Others are Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) A’ Level, Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) A’ Level, NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC), NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC), NABTEB GCE-A’ Level (2015 – 2021), Higher Islamic Studies Certificate (HIS) by NBAIS, International Baccalaureate (IBN) and the National Registered Nurse /National Registered Midwife (NRN/NRM).

Oloyede said the 127 candidates who registered for the 2023 DE before the exercise was suspended would be requested to return to the registration centres and update their applications.

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‘It’ll revamp Nigeria’s education sector’ — Ooni sets to unveil newly-acquired university




Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, is set to unveil Ojaja University, his newly-acquired institution, in Eyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara state.

It is understood that the monarch acquired the institution formerly known as Crown-Hill University and changed its name.

The monarch recently announced the institution has secured full accreditation for take-off courses from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

In a statement, Ooni said the acquisition of the institution was informed by his “unending passion for education and entrepreneurship”.

He said the institution will revamp the education sector in the country by ensuring students are well-trained to meet the teeming demands of a modern technological-driven society like Nigeria.

“Nigerian Universities just churn out millions of graduates yearly but don’t arm them with the necessary skills and support they need,” he said.

“In China and the United States of America, students build most of the applications we use today. Facebook, Instagram, and the likes were built by students but today they are making billions of dollars from them. Our education curriculum should teach how to analyze situations and bring pragmatic solutions via proper research.”

The monarch also promised to assist graduates of the institution with grants needed to start up a business after school.

“Imagine a university where student graduates and there is a business grant waiting for those who are willing to delve into entrepreneurship. The grants are made readily available to help establish what they have learnt in school,” he added.

“We can’t keep churning out graduates without providing how they should be utilized. If not we would continue to witness the current brain drain and the massive exodus of our best hand to foreign countries.

“Ojaja university will be structured in a way whereby students will be given a free hand to explore and settle for what they wish to become with our solid support.

“They will be trained to be problem solvers and critical thinkers with a burning entrepreneurial mindset. Ojaja university is driven strictly by innovation and ideas. We will celebrate more innovative minds than academic excellence.”

Ooni said admission into various programmes at the institution will soon commence with an easy payment plan for students.

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