Year after year, JAMB has always recorded mass failure by students. The reason is not that the student didn’t read but they lack techniques of how JAMB set their questions. Some even score wonderful mark but due to some reasons, they couldn’t gain admission. I will use myself as a case study, the first time I sat for my JAMB exam, I had a very high score. Guess? I scored 292 in my first ever JAMB. I will say that I was the first person in my family lineage that scored above 250.
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But the devil set in. How? I choose pharmacy but due to the persuasion from my parents, I changed my course to medicine & surgery. Less I forget, I choose OAU, Obafemi Awolowo University. Due to this, I was denied admission to study medicine and surgery in OAU. End of story!! My point is that even people with high score might not gain admission.
Student fails to gain admission for many reasons which I will be listing in the post. You want admission this year? Then take your time carefully to read my point. Below are some of the reasons why student fail to gain admission.
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Low JAMB scores: Having low JAMB scores reduces your chance of admission. This is what disqualifies most students with low JAMB score, but what you don’t know is that you can be admitted in a University which I have listed here.
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Choosing competitive course: You can’t compare two students with same JAMB score but they are studying different courses. Medicine and surgery has a limited slot compared to the number of candidate that applied for it. If you want a quicker admission, just avoid those competitive courses, you can be successful in any other course which is less competitive.
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Not being informed: I know of students that were not admitted just because they were not aware of their school screening date. Let us cultivate the attitude of surfing the internet in search of valuable information. If you are not informed, you will surely be deformed. Be careful.
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4. Wrong subject combination: Almost every students fall victim of this, wrong subject combinations. I will advised you to check JAMB brochure before proceed to apply for JAMB so that you will not regret in the future.
You need help on your subject combination? I can be of help, comment your preferred course and I will tell you your subject combination.