As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has commenced the start of 2019/2020 admission process, There are many nitty-gritty as a candidate seeking for admission into a higher institution you need to do so as to gain entry sucessfully this year.
This is that time of year again: thousands of school leavers across the country are submitting applications to get accepted into a polytechnic or university of their choice to study sciences, business, economics or engineering.
Nonetheless, this journey you’re about starting is a short one that will produce a positive or negative result as you know. There are many tasks and protocols you need to complete to ensure a successful admission.
1. Know Your Stand
Knowing your stand entails these things:
A. Does your course suits your cut off mark?
You have probably been reading something on cut off mark, it is the minimum mark set by the university on all their courses. Take for instance your university sets 230 as the JAMB cut off mark for your course, and you were lucky to score 196 in your UTME, Would you be considered for admission? The answer you know. So you must check the latest JAMB cut off mark for 2019 and go through to see where your fate lies.
B. How competitive is the course?
This is another hinderance to most candidates admission in past years . This always affects when the candidate seeking for admission is going to a competitive course like Mechanical engineering with a low score.
2. Ensure You’re Prepared for Tests
Some candidates always have the fear to write test, thats why few years ago when the FG scrapped Post-UTME Aptitude Test many were happy with the development.
Up until this point, all you have done is testing. From the time you entered primary school to the moment you finished secondary school, it has been all about tests, quizzes, exams and anything in between.
Is it any surprise that more students are suffering from test anxiety?
3. Choose the Right Courses
Today, many young people apply to college or university just because everyone else is doing it even if they don’t want to or it is expected of them once they complete their secondary studies.
In other words, you’re spending large amounts of money on courses you’re not really interested in, only because your mates, family and instructors expected you to. That’s not the way to go through life.
As you consider going into a particular field, you need to determine that you have selected the right courses that match your career objectives. If you’re studying Bantu philosophy or The History of Obafemi Awolowo for the heck of it, then you’re wasting time and money.
4. Stand Out
By first, you must be determined to study the course you’re applying for. Just think about after your ‘stressfull’ study, you will be living a good future ahead. Also pray for your God to be on your side cos ‘it’s not an easy road’.
Be prepared to stand out among thousand other candidates seeking admission with you.
5. Review The JAMB Rules
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has its own way of giving admission.
The current and critical ‘rules’ of the body concerning admissions are:
A. Do you upload your O level?
To many these may seem to be a light thing, but it’s a serious thing. This issue nearly caused thousand of candidates to miss their admission last year. Just imagine the scenerio of you getting 316 UTME score to study Mechanical Engineering and you wait long not being admitted to hear that you would’ve been offered admission but because of you not uploading your O level, you were declined.
B. Other things you need to check whether they’re in place is your subject combination, and whether your WAEC or NECO results meets the requirements of your aspiring course.
I wish you sucess!