8 Aug 2015
Here are some 101 Facts you must know or do to gain quick and easy admission into any Nigerian university or polytechnic.
- Make sure you have at least 5 credits pass in WAEC or Neco or Both, the 5 credit must
be relevant to your course of study.
To check if your result is relevant to your course of study; see the Jamb brochure
- Purchase and write the Jamb/Utme examination
- Make adequate use of the six schools options to your own advantage.
- Don’t choose the same institution as your first and second choice
- Jamb repeats past questions, so don’t be too far from Jamb UTME past questions.
- Jamb forms comes with Jamb exam syllabus, try and be friendly with it
- It will work to your advantage if you know how to effectively use the Jamb Brochure.
- Set a minimum examination score target, your Jamb/Utme scores must be above 180
- Note: 150 and above in the Jamb/Utme exam also qualifies you for polytechnic and
colleges of education admission.
- If you know the number of candidate writing the exam and those who choose the
same school as you, it might work to your advantage.
- After your Jamb/Utme exam, start preparing for post-utme.
- You must know the cut-off point of every school you choose.
- Post-Utme past questions and answers of your school of choice will definitely be of
- Don’t limit yourself to past question of your school of choice.
- It’s advisable that you know the form which the exam will come. E.g. Paper base or
Computer base Test.
- Meet people in your preferred schools, to see if you can get useful information about
- You must understand the form which the post-utme exam will come.
- Form a study group if you can find any interested student like you.
- Post-Utme questions are not always as much as Jamb/Utme questions and stay away
from any form of examination malpractices.
- Be Punctual at your examination centre, Because Punctuality is the soul of any
business, academics inclusive.
- Don’t leave your admission to someone you believe may help you.
- Believe in yourself. Self confidence will really help you develop.
- Put away tension, worries and stress.
- Listen to news, because information is vital.
- Think fast and be smart.
- Don’t be too selective about the type of institution you want to have your tertiary
- If you are offered any course different from your preferred course, don’t reject it
- Don’t be quick to reject any admission offer.
- Consider finance when choosing any school
- Pre-admission programmes might not be a bad idea after all
- Follow educational websites that will enlighten you on other admission opportunities,
be careful while doing this.
- Don’t give money to people to process admission for you.
- Say no to runs, it’s called corruption.
- Be at your best all the time.
- Seek advice from professionals.
- Don’t rely on what people just tell you, seek after educationist.
- Learn to take control of yourself and situations
- I want you to know that there are limited admission spaces
- IJMB is an alternative for quick and easy admission.
- Don’t just go ahead to purchase the form without prior information about the
- IJMB runs for two academic session
- Successful IJMB student can apply for direct entry admission into 200 level.
- IJMB is mostly accepted by Universities in the North
- IJMB programme is intensive and time consuming
- Grades are calculated on point basis.
- IJMB is organised by ABU Zaria.
47.IJMB- most schools don’t accept cut-off point less than seven point.
- IJMB- students are thought in 3 relevant subjects relevant to their dream course.
- IJMB- Exams are administered only in this three major subject you choose.
- Pre-Degree is another programme that can give you quick access to university
- Pre-degree was first introduced majorly by universities in the south.
- Pre-degree programme is usually more reliable compare to the IJMB programme.
- Candidates who wish to enroll for pre-degree must purchase the pre-degree form of
the particular school they wish to enter.
- Pre-degree: candidates are required to sit for qualifying examination.
- Pre-degree: qualifying examination are usually on subject combinations related to
course of study
- Pre-degree: English is compulsory.
- Students can obtain multiple pre-degree forms of various schools.
- The pre-degree programme runs for one academic session of 9 month.
- Examination is administered mostly 3 times before the completion on the programme.
- Pre-degree cut-off mark is mostly based on percentage.
- Pre-degree students are required to write the Jamb/Utme examination during the
- Pre-degree programme are more expensive compare to IJMB programme.
- Pre-degree programme is more reliable as large percentage of the enrolled students is
admitted into the University system.
- You can gain admission into any course of your choice through pre-degree.
- Pre-degree student mostly perform better compare to jamb candidates.
- Pre-degree: Students are subjected to intensive lectures throughout the duration of the
- Your O’Level result must be intact and good enough for the programme
- Awaiting result is also accepted.
- Some of the schools that enroll student through pre-degree include, OAU,
LAUTECH, DELSU, UNIOSUN, EKSU, etc.
- UNILAG AND LASU foundation.
- Foundation programme is similar to the pre-degree programme.
- Foundation programme is an A-level Programme.
- Successful student are admitted into 200 level as in IJMB programme.
- Unlike the IJMB programme it runs for one academic session instead of two.
- Foundation Programme: Lectures are also intensive.
- Foundation programmes are more expensive than any other pre-qualifying
- Grades are also calculated in points.
- UNILAG foundation programme take place on the university campus.
- LASU foundation takes place at the foundation campus located at Topo badagry.
- Less students apply for foundation programme compare to pre-degree programmes.
- Successful student in the foundation must purchase the Jamb direct entry form.
- Students cannot choose any other school in the direct entry form except the school
where they did the foundation programme.
- Note; students who pass through IJMB can apply to more than one school on their
Jamb direct entry form.
- Awaiting result not accepted for IJMB Programme.
- Awaiting result not accepted for foundation Programme.
- Foundation programme also require a qualifying examination.
- IJMB programme does not require any qualifying examination.
- Pre-ND and Pre-NCE programme is another pre-qualifying programme basically for
polytechnics and colleges of education.
- Pre-ND and Pre NCE programmes runs for one academic year after which student are
enrolled into year 1 of the school system.
- Pre-ND and Pre-NCE are less expensive compare to pre-degree, foundation or IJMB
- Students with good OND grade can apply to University through direct entry.
- Though not all schools accept OND for direct entry admission.
- Students with good NCE grade can apply to University through direct entry.
- Almost all schools accept NCE for direct entry admission.
- Note that degree is for Universities, OND & HND are for Polytechnics, while NCE is
for Colleges of education.
- Awaiting result is accepted for Pre-ND and Pre-NCE programmes
- Student that are enrolled in Pre-ND & Pre-NCE programme go through intensive
lectures for One year.
- Embrace Polytechnic and Colleges of education, and in no time you will find yourself
at the top.
- Make sure you go through this guide diligently.
- Seek advice whenever you are confused.