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In the 2016/2017 university admission season the story went viral on the internet about a young lady who scored 320/400 in her UTME but failed to make the merit list to study Medicine and Surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
Her inability to make the merit list for medicine and surgery in OAU with her high UTME score can be understood when you consider the new JAMB admission rules where a candidate’s total score is an aggregate of their O-level results and their UTME score.
In the new JAMB admission rules released in 2016, O-level results are weighted to make up 40% of the total score while the UTME make up the remaining 60% of the total score. So, the young lady who scored 320/400 in her UTME was let down by her O-level aggregate score.
To make the merit list for Medicine and Surgery at the University of Lagos (Unilag) with 320/400 in 2016 a candidate would have required an O-level aggregate of 30/40. This can be interpreted as having an O-level result of 2 As, 2 Bs and 1 C in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at one sitting.
The new JAMB admission rules mean that O-level results have been given more importance. It implies that making the minimum credit pass in the required five subjects at one sitting my no longer suffice especially for highly competitive courses like Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, English Language, Mass Communication, Architecture, Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics. The candidate should aim for A1s in their O-levels to stand a better chance of gaining admission into a University in Nigeria.
Equally important is that applicants must have the proper subject combination in their O-levels and their UTME for a successful admission application. For instance, many applicants do not know that Further Mathematics is a requirement to study Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics in most Nigerian universities, just as Literature in English is a requirement for Law, English Language, and Mass Communication.
Without the proper subject combination, even with high O-level and UTME scores, a school can deny admission to an applicant. Therefore, the application process is a very important one and parents, guardians, teachers and the candidates must have the right information to make good choices for the applicant.
When a course of study has been identified it is important that:
The right O-level and UTME subject combination is selected;
The candidate should know what O-level results they need for a successful application;
The candidate should know what UTME score they need for their course;
The candidate should know what school options are at their disposal and which ones would favour them more than others.
Finally, candidates, parents, guardians and teachers must be honest with the candidate and make realistic choices based on the ability and capability of the candidate. There are many courses and schools to choose from. A high cut-off mark is usually a function of the demand for the course.
We offer home tutorials for candidates preparing for Unilag Foundation Programme, West African Examinations Council (WASSCE), National Examinations Council (NECO) examination, and Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The subjects which we currently prepare students for success in O-Levels and UTME are:
Foundation Programme entry exam consists of 85 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. These are essentially knock-out examinations and the right approach to preparation makes all the difference for success (All the candidates we prepared for Foundation Programme entry exams in 2016 beat their course cut-off marks).
We prepare candidates mentally and psychologically so they know what they need to do to get it right on exam day. Our preparation programme is spread over 6 – 8 weeks to condition our candidates for success.
Our service area is Lagos State.
You can call 08138420491 or fill the form on our contact page to make enquiries about our home tutorial service.
Our objective is to use competence and sound data analysis to prepare candidates for success in their University of Lagos entry examinations.
We are always working hard behind the scenes to ensure we deliver you quality service.
Procedure for Online Registration and Verification for School of Foundation Studies (University of Lagos) 2016/2017 academic session.
Verification/Registration: Wednesday, 14th September 2016 to Friday 16th September, 2016
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall A, University of Lagos, Akoka
Lecture Begins: Monday, 19th September, 2016.
Please Read through the following instructions carefully
All Prospective students are required to come with original copies of the following documents
Procedure for Online Registration:
Go to foundation.unilag.edu.ng
Click on “Student login”
login with your application number (e.g. A123456) as username and surname in lowercase as password.
You are required to change your password immediately.
Click on “Update Biodata” to carry out all necessary updates (Compulsory) and print Biodata form
Click on “Generate fees” and thereafter click on “view Pay Advice” to print your pay advice.(Pay advice at this stage is only for Acceptance fee)
With pay advice in hand, Proceed to the bank to make payment of Acceptance fee.
After payment, go online to print out your letter of acceptance.
Fill out the form and proceed for verification.
Note that you will be required to register your three subjects for JUPEB examination at the verification centre.
Thereafter return to foundation.unilag.edu.ng and relogin to generate another pay advice (this time, Pay advice will contain all other fees (the option to pay 50% of Tuition is available on the page)
With pay advice, proceed to the bank to pay the other necessary fees.
Source: School of Foundation Studies, University of Lagos
The University of Lagos online registration for the Screening Exercise for Admission into ALL COURSES/PROGRAMMES for the 2016/2017 Academic Year will commence from Wednesday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Candidates who made University of Lagos their first choice in the 2016 UTME and scored 200 and above are eligible for the screening. In addition, candidates must possess five (5) credit passes at one sitting in relevant O/level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Candidates, who will not be sixteen (16) years of age by Monday, October 31, 2016 are not eligible and need not apply.
Candidates who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the screening. Such candidates will be allowed to upload their results when they are released only if they applied within the specified period. Candidates are advised to check the University website for the specified period.
SCREENING FEE: – N2,500
Eligible candidates should log on to University website www.unilag.edu.ng. Then, take the following steps:
· Click on Full-Time Undergraduate Admission
· Click on Post-UTME Screening
· Login with UTME number and surname in lowercase as password
· Generate payment advice
· Proceed to any commercial bank to make payment
· Return to the Unilag portal to complete the screening form
NOTE: Candidates will be required to upload their O’level results to complete the application
Further clarification may be obtained via email: email@example.com and the following phone numbers: 08182716045, 07046537158, 07043359831 and 08182716045.
Candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the guidelines and obtain necessary clarifications.
Just to add to what Unilag already published above, It’s faster when you use any of the banks in Unilag to pay. Take the payment advice generated from the school website along with you to the bank.
If you intend to pay outside Unilag, make sure you verify from the bank if they will be able to process your payment for Unilag post Utme before going ahead to make payment. Any of the cyber cafes inside Unilag will also be able to help too.
More details will be on the payment advise that will be generated. All the best!
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From the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) came yesterday a declaration that the power to determine admission guidelines for universities is beyond the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Essentially, ASUU, while reminding the examination body of university autonomy, maintained that only the Senate of a tertiary institution has the power to regulate admission modalities and determine what best suits the vision of the school.
Chairman of the University of Ibadan (UI) chapter of ASUU, Dr. Deji Omole, in his reaction said both the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu and JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde erred in their actions. Omole said the duo appeared confused and inconsistent by first going against collection of administrative charges under Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by universities and then preaching payment of screening fees in its guidelines.
The ASUU boss said both the minister and JAMB registrar seemed unaware of happenings in the nation’s universities as the “so called point-based scoring system” is not new. Omole, who noted that the scoring system being introduced by JAMB was innovated and used in UI for five years and abandoned, said the premier university had moved beyond such model of admitting students.
According to him, the question of admission is not about the introduction of screening charges. He said the union would resist any attempt to trample upon university autonomy and the supremacy of the Senate of universities to regulate its admission.
If the new guideline is allowed, Omole said, candidates who combined results from two sittings at O’levels would be deprived alongside awaiting result candidates.
“JAMB is acting beyond its mandate which is to conduct examinations and release results. Only the Senate of universities have the right to determine the model or guideline to adopt to admit their students from the pool of candidates sent to it by JAMB.
“Each university has standards which are not subjected to the whims and caprices of any government appointee. JAMB does not have the powers to tell universities how to conduct their screening. It is a way to cover up their inadequacies because JAMB’s credibility as an examination body is yearly being queried. JAMB and its handlers are confused.
“Last year they arbitrarily placed students in private universities to satisfy the needs of their cronies. These were mainly children of the poor who had not chosen those institutions. In the just concluded JAMB examinations, they awarded candidates with extra 40 marks without any justification. Now those with two sittings results will be short-changed and those awaiting results will be disadvantaged. There will be rise in result racketeering at WAEC again as people will be purchasing grade ‘A’ since that is what will guarantee admission.
“More miracle examination centres will spring up and both JAMB and the minister would have succeeded in entrenching corruption and further kill university education in Nigeria,” Omole said.
Source: The Guardian Newspaper
JAMB has finally ditched the allocation of cut off-marks for admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the guideline for the 2016 admission process released on Monday evening has shown.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of its guidelines for the 2016 admissions’ process.
The method, described as the point system option, was adopted after an extensive one-week meeting JAMB had with universities and other tertiary institutions’ administrators in the country.
According to the guidelines contained in a statement placed on its website on Monday night, JAMB said that the modalities were going to be based on point system.
While explaining how the admission process would work for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates and direct entry students, the organisation stated that universities were going to charge fees for screening of candidates at the end of the process for admission.
According to JAMB, the new method uses a point system to offer provisional admission to candidates.
“Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been offered a provisional admission by JAMB. The JAMB admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now,” JAMB said.
The second process, it said, was the point system where admission would depend on the point tally of the candidate.
The statement said, “JAMB’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your faith. The points are evenly spread out between your O’ Level and JAMB results to provide a level-playing field for all.
“In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 points. The exam could be NECO, WASSCE, November/December WASSCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets 2 points. So this means that candidates with only one result are at an advantage but only just.”
The organisation added that the “next point grades fell into the O’ Level grades where each grade would have it equivalent point; A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better the candidates’ grades, the better his or her chances of securing admission this year.
“The next point is the UTME scores where each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarised thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points,” JAMB explained.
Giving a breakdown, JAMB explained that each category would contain five JAMB results per point added.
For example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20 points, while a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points. JAMB added that the point system for direct entry would be released soon.
JAMB stated that fees would still be charged for screening which would replace the Post UTME test. It also emphasised that catchment and educationally less-developed state would still be used for admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions.
JAMB said, “Merit contains 45 per cent of the total candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35 per cent and ELDS and staff lists contains the rest. Cut off marks will be released by the institutions this year in the form of points and not marks.
“If a school declares its cut off mark for Medicine as 90 points and JAMB grants a candidate with 250 a provisional admission but his/her total points falls short of the 90 points, then he/she will lose the admission. So the provisional admission is just a means to an end, not the end in itself.”
We have a database of University of Lagos (Unilag) cut-off marks from 2011 – 2016.
Knowledge of the cut-off marks of previous years informs you of what you need to score to be successful in your undergraduate admission quest into Unilag.
The cut-off marks for all departments are available at www.lagtutor.com/unilag_cutoffs.php.
You can filter by year, faculty or department.
|5||History & Strategic Studies||60.25||57.5||54||53.13||58.75||55.75||53.5|
|19||Islamic Studies Education||51.13||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|33||Home Economics Education||61.25||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|43||Metallurgical & Materials||65.5||58.63||61.63||62.75||62.5||61.13||55.88|
|44||Petroleum & Gas||74.38||70.88||72.38||71.75||68.5||68.75||69.13|
|45||Surveying & Geoinfomatics||64.13||63.63||51.63||60.75||59.88||58.25||0|
|51||Urban Regional Planning||64.63||58.25||62.38||62.63||56.63||62.13||59.5|
|57||Medical Laboratory Science||70.63||67.88||68.75||68.63||67||70.13||67.38|
*Please note that a cut-off value of 0 means that the score was not made available.
The candidates for whom we provide home tutorials towards University of Lagos (Unilag) entrance examinations fall into two categories. The first category are those who have unsuccessfully attempted JAMB/UTME/Post UTME/Foundation Programme entrance exams at least once while the second category are fresh school leavers.
The approach to preparing these two categories of candidates are different but they both aim at the same goal of preparing the candidates adequately to succeed in their entrance exams.
Usually, because they have been out of school for some time the first category of candidates are a little low on confidence when we first meet them and may feel they are forgetting what they learned in school. With no WASSCE or NECO to distract them however, there is usually enough time to focus and prepare them for the Post UTME or Foundation Programme entrance exams. Our early classes assess the candidates to know their state of readiness for the exams and by the time we are mid-way into the tutorial sessions, we have identified their areas of strength and weakness. We are then able to tune our preparation to meet the individual needs of the candidate.
In-between our tutorial sessions we give home works and encourage our candidates to study by themselves to build on their academic skill and proficiency.
In the course of the tutorials we give five assessments similar in strength to the actual examination being prepared for such that by the time our candidates are writing the actual Post UTME or Foundation Programme entrance exam it would appear to them that they writing the same exam for the sixth time! By this time they are poised to succeed.
The second category of our candidates are fresh school leavers who have just spent the previous three months of April – June writing WASSCE and NECO. They are usually exam fatigued by the time, towards the end of June, when we begin our preparations and typically have about four – six weeks before Post UTME and Foundation Programme entrance exams.
They have also spent the previous three school years preparing for school leaving examinations which are of a different nature to Post UTME and Foundation Programme. While preparing them for WASSCE/NECO can be likened to preparing them to win a game of football within the 90 minutes regulation time, preparing them for Post UTME and Foundation Programme can be likened to preparing them for extra time and penalty kicks.
Whichever category our candidates belong to we let them know of the challenge before them and show them how to surmount it. Additionally, we try to reinforce into them the ability to study by themselves which is critical for success at the University.
Our tutors are graduates and current students of the University of Lagos who know what it takes to succeed at the University entrance examinations. Details of our home tutorial services can be found at: http://lagtutor.com/tutorials.php.
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At LagTutor.com we prepare candidates for success in their University of Lagos (Unilag) post UTME and Foundation Programme entrance examinations. We focus on these two exams and we do our job well.
We offer home tutorials. Home tutorials allow us to tailor our approach to suit our candidates individually. It affords parents the ability to monitor the progress of their children or wards. As we work on building the academic skills of our candidates we also work on building their confidence of performing well in the exams.
Our tutors are graduates and current students of the University of Lagos who know what it takes to succeed at the University entrance examinations. Details of our home tutorial services can be found at: http://lagtutor.com/tutorials.php