Why is it hard to gain admission to University here in Nigeria?
Even here in d west if you are igbo ur name does not matter once you can meet up with there admission requireme nt ur name will surely come out on the merit list if u chs dem as ur first choice.i know a lot of people who are student here in d west who ar igbos i also am an example i just got admitted into unaab.so d first tin is 2 b prepared 4 any exam.
Another likely reason might be the candidate's ignorance of the university's admission policy.
I had a friend in secondary school who was so good. As in, d guy was a fellow genius. We had equal respect for each other, so we shared secrets too. He told me that he'd be making UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN as his First Choice for Medicine and Surgery. Good choice if you ask me, but bad as things unfolded!
He didn't have the admission.
What happened? IBADAN told him that they don't attend to candidates who are awaiting their school certificate result. So he lost it for that year.
The following year, he choosed the same IBADAN as first choice for Medicine and Surgery. By now he had his School Certificate Result ready and he was hoping for a positive outcome. Another trouble emerged.
What happened this time around? He was told that the criteria for selection into the Department of Medicine and Surgery for that year was a minimum of 70%<calculate it pls> in UME and a minimum of 'B's in his subject combination.
He had less than 70% so he was disqualified.
It was after this that he was informed about the University's Policy on admitting candidates into Medicine. What was it? The University wants most candidates from Direct Entry, who have had a good degree in a Paramedical course<anatomy, biochem, physiology, microbiology etc> to be admitted into Medicine. So they make the conditions for UME candidates so stringent that it might be almost impossible.
Candidates are in a hurry to choose the best schools, but the best schools might not have choices for them.
@kadata, ELDS are reserved for states that do not have either federal uni or state uni or both. As for Abia, they have fed uni of agric umudike and Absu but Ebonyi is yet to have a fed uni. So u can see that Abia state is entirely off the loop, having satisfied the condition. ELDS dominates in north
@Olami099, in OAU ,I paid N15,800 for school fees as a fresher in science faculty in march this year. This is what my roomates who are all yorubas paid in their respective faculties as freshers. U can now infere that there is no distinction whatsoever in payment. All in the same part pay the same fee irrespective of ones ethnic extraction. It may be so in other schools anyway. @Kabaka, Abia state is not an educationally less developed state. Only Ebonyi is , in the south east.
Northern universities are more concerned with this. I like western universities for one thing,they always give room for merit. If u passed very well,surely they'll admit you but such is not the case in northern universities,if u pass more than anytin,once you're not hausa,muslim or influential,GOD is your only help. I almost regret picking northern uni. God'll bless the labour of our hands.
There is nothing like discrimination for igbos in the universities in western side. I am currently a student in the Obafemi Awolowo university and i can tell u that i met no single person to help process my admission . Indeed are others of my ilk. One should be able to write the exams and beat the minimum score attached for thier choice courses. Example, cutoff 4 Medicine and pharamcy this year in OAU was placed at 264 and 236 in that order. Tell me,what person who actually want to study those course, will not be able to met these requirements? Indeed they ain't too high. Are they?
Perfect answer from ola.RACISM. How do you xplain this,a man and a woman who are indigene of Kano gave birth to children but they all live in Lagos and the children dont even know whether kano is in nigeria or not,they dont go dia but they claim the place as thier place of origin. When its time for admission, they'll pick them simply because They're indigene but they dont stay at home. Pls what has that supposed to do wit admission. That is why nigeria is still underdeveloped!
It is unfortunate when we have to rely on "connections" to go into school. In my opinion, it is the result of indoctrination from the womb which dictates that we are all outcasts if we don't attend university. Granted one who does stands to do better in life than one who doesn't, but what do connections achieve? To me, the answer is clear: a dumbing down of Nigerian Education as well as the encouragement of brain drain.
Too bad, so sad.
A friend of mine had 6 A's in his WAEC , 281 in his JAMB and he still couldn't get admission in Nigeria until I hooked him up with a family friend who works in UNILAG. In Nigerian Universities, once you know somebody in high postions in the University, admission into the University is like child's play!!
Answer is simple - too many students competing for fewer schools. Result? Schools boost their admission scores to weed out pple and of course, in true naija style, bribery is the norm as well.
How to overcome? Allow more private schools, sell off govt schools to the private sector. Competition will ensue and I bet the status quo will return.
as always, my 2 cents