3 University Admission Strategies that work

Check out the following 3 Federal University Admission Strategies that work for South east candidates seeking admission this year.

Right now, many candidates who wrote this year’s JAMB-UME exam are weighing their options to get into school.

In all cases, everyone knows that their best bet is to get into a federal university.

Well, not everyone. Many ignorant students whose parents are not rich still opt for State Universities as first choice of school.

They do not know tha federal universities are better.They provide the cheapest form of education, in addition to maintaining top class standard.

Admission Strategies to Keep in Mind

The three strategies are tailored to the students’ academic ability. They follow four priciples:

  • If you’re sure about scoring top marks in WASCE and UME, shoot for universities that do not have catchment areas.
  • If not, generally stay away from federal universities that do not have your state of origin as a catchment area.
  • In other words, only apply to federal universities with Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo as catchment areas.
  • However, you can try for admission in any federal university if your parents or relations are encouraged by a principal officer of the university to apply.

Here are the three major options to consider.

  1. If a candidate scores 300+ in UME, is confident of nicking six A1s and Bs in relevant WAEC subjects, this candidate can choose to compete in xxx universities that have no catchment areas.
  2. For candidates not sure of posting fantastic WASCE results but have secured the cut-off mark for this year in UME, the best option is to switch to a university that has her state as a catchment area.
  3. If the candidate is desperate and does not want to compete for admission based on merit, he can go for discretionary admission based on a VIP recommendation.

3 Recommended Admission Strategies

Here are the options available:

A. Federal Universities Without Catchment Areas (for the most brilliant students to try)

  1. The University of Ibadan (UI)
  2. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  3. The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
  4. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)
  5. Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)
  6. The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  7. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)

B. Federal Universities with Catchments Areas for South east candidates to try)

  1. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK): Anambra, Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Imo candidates
  2. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO): Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Rivers, and Enugu candidates.
  3. University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN): Enugu, Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers candidates.

C. Universities that accept discretionary lists from VIPs.

All federal universities accept recommendations by top federal officials. Thus, universities with catchment areas accept recommendations from top state government and university officials from the catchment states, and so forth.

Do not just jump into choosing a state university if your sponsors cannot afford it. Consequently, always try these 3 federal university admission strategies first.