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Where to Apply for Industrial Training/SWES in Nigeria

At the 300/400 level of a university course, you&-8217;re required to go for SIWES or IT programme for a period of time. Counterparts from polytechnics are required to undergo the same company-based training at ND1 and after ND (SIWES and Industrial Training respectively).

If you&-8217;re hearing about these out-of-campus placements for the first time, the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a skills training programme designed to expose and prepare students of universities and other tertiary institutions for the Industrial Work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.

The purpose of Industrial Training is to expose students to real work of environment experience and at the same time, to gain knowledge through hands-on observation and job execution. From industrial training, the students will also develop skills in work ethics, communication, management, and others.

The term SIWES and Industrial Training (IT) are usually used interchangeably. But they don&-8217;t literarily mean the same thing. While IT is well accepted for placement after the National Diploma (ND) programme (polytechnic), SIWES is the placement during the programme usually at year 1 (ND 1). A few organizations and schools refer to either as an internship.

In a university setting, SWIES and IT could mean the same thing because they both occurred during the course of studies not after the graduation or at the end of the course.

General Placement for Industrial Training and SIWES

Students usually make seeking placements for industrial training and SIWES more difficult than it should be. No offices, organizations, or bodies are specifically recommended for SIWES and IT. Students can choose any organization to work with during this period in as much it&-8217;s related to their disciplines and can add more (practically) to the knowledge of the trainees.

For example, a Computer Science student can choose any company in need of his skills and through which he can acquire relevant experiences even if the business is not broadly about computers. 

You will make it hard on yourself if you think you must work with a big computer firm. There are more to learn also in the computer department of a bank, communication companies, a government house, etc.

However, if you insist on working with a company specifically dealing with your study area, you may need to search further. 

  1. You may find any of the companies listed by the Neil University; accepting their candidates for industrial Training very resourceful too.
  2. Nigeria NLG Limited usually accommodate Students studying for diploma and degree certificates in Nigerian universities (public or private), national diploma students from polytechnics who have completed their first year, and post-ND polytechnic graduates seeking openings for their one-year industrial training. 
  3. If you&-8217;re a student of Engineering, Earth Sciences (Geology, Geophysics, Geography), Sciences, Social Sciences or Medical Sciences, you may want to consider the yearly Total Industrial Training and Internship Programme.
  4. Several banks are found of accommodating SIWES/IT students. You can check the GTB OND internsgip vacancies for example.

Generally Recognized Industries for SIWES and Industrial Training (IT)

SIWES and IT is aimed at bridging the existing gap between theory and practice of Sciences, Agriculture, Medical Sciences (including Nursing), Engineering and Technology, Management, and Information and Communication Technology, and other professional educational programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions. It is aimed at exposing students to machines and equipment, professional work methods, and ways of safeguarding the work areas and workers in industries, offices, laboratories, hospitals, and other organizations.

Hence, you may want to consider any company from the following industries for your placement.

  1. Financial Institutions
  2. Media Houses
  3. Construction Firms
  4. Research Institutes
  5. Universities
  6. Government Departments
  7. Health Service (Private & Public)
  8. Forensic Science Services
  9. Environment Agency.
  10. Pharmaceutical Companies
  11. Art & Design Centres
  12. Estate Agencies
  13. Farms
  14. Zoos
  15. Surveying Firms
  16. Steel Companies etc.
  17. Food Production Companies
  18. Agricultural Companies
  19. Water Production Companies
  20. Biotechnology Firms
  21. Bakeries
  22. Mechanical Workshops
  23. Electrical Workshops/Companies
  24. Computer Training Centres
  25. Oil Companies
  26. Printing Press

What to be Conscious of When Seeking SIWES or IT Placement

Experiences had shown that most students may end up not liking where they do their IT/SIWES because they don&-8217;t factor in some things. They would complete a year or three-month training to realize they&-8217;d wasted their time.

Let&-8217;s look into things to give priorities before submitting your IT/SIWES letters

1. Be Industry Conscious

How can a student of Accounting seek IT in a Nursery and Primary school? Maybe for money or the frustration coming from not getting the befitting place in time?

I&-8217;m aware of these limitations. Very many students face the same challenges. However, it doesn&-8217;t make any sense if you should fill a position you&-8217;re not trained for or will not work with, in the future.

While seeking a placement, be sure you get the right organization for your discipline or at least one that has the department appropriate for your discipline. 

2. Looking For Money Instead of the Experience

Very many will be victims of this. We all want to make money while working, right? Yet, we should understand knowledge is priceless.

You can get the money now and spend it all in a few months. If you&-8217;re in the right field, department, or sector, the knowledge you acquire today will be transmuted into more money later.

3. Be Sure You Work for a Company/Business you can Start

Although you&-8217;re learning today and there is no capital (at present) needed to start any business, the future is waiting to be used.

I&-8217;d always warned IT/SIWES students to be wary of working with any business, be it big or small that they can&-8217;t think of starting or running in the future.

You&-8217;re working at a filling station, but you don&-8217;t dream of starting your own station any time sooner. And if you do, do you want to manage it yourself or hold norsles?

Carefully look for companies (I suggest small to medium-sized businesses). These businesses can be started right out of schools or NYSC. Your working experience will come into place while running your own projects. See the experience shared at &-8220;After NYSC What Next? Msc, Job Search or Business (Self-Employment)&-8220;.

4. Be Participating All-through

I&-8217;ve met with candidates who were not actively participating in the training. They were under the organizations for SIWES/IT, yet they&-8217;re spending their time out of the organizations (at home, for traveling, or running other side hustles).

Apart from the fact that this approach may implicate or fail you if your supervisor doesn&-8217;t meet you at work, you&-8217;re not doing any good to yourself for losing out on the experiences.

In fact, without supervision or the company making it tough for you to be at work punctually, you should give your training the commitment it deserves. The pay-back time is near.

5. Working with Dormant Organizations

Some Companies are busier than others. The busier your organization is, the more likely you will learn.

A friend was placed under 5 departments before she completed her IT. Such a person would definitely be more resourceful afterward than someone under-engaged within the same period.

6. Be Employeable at Completion

The primary reason you go for IT/SIWES is to learn more practically in line with your course and use stock of experiences acquired with related organizations in the future or where possible, start a venture requiring the same skills.

Do you know that a company that engages for SIWES/IT may want to consider you for a permanent position in the future (after your graduation)? This may happen only if they have a good record of you.

Imagine returning back to the company for a position with hundreds of other applicants. They will want to give you priority as a former SIWES/IT staff. However, records never lie.

This is why you should commit to your responsibilities during this period. Nature has her cunning ways to pay you back in the same measure.

Conclusion

Seeking placement for IT/SIWES shouldn&-8217;t be that challenging. All you need to commit to the heart is that it doesn&-8217;t matter how big or small the company is, the relevance to your discipline and knowledge acquisition potential is the priority 

Students should be sure they commit to the training while with the organizations and achieve a great wealth of experiences that may not only be needed to secure academic marks, work with similar organizations in the future but also give them the courage and edge in starting and running such ventures.

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Estate Management: a Science, Commercial or Art Course?

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The question is usually a top concern for candidates willing to register for UTME/DE. Prospective admission seekers want to know if the course “Estate Management” belongs to social science or commercial students or it’s meant for science or art.

Before anything, Let me clarify something. This course can also be called Estate Management and Evaluation or Valuation (especially at polytechnics). They mean the same.

There is the need to confirm your position on this confusion before you choose the course in UTME or during the change of course exercise. For if you don’t do things right, you may likely select the wrong subjects for the course.

Estate Management is More a Science Course than Social Science/Art

It’s easy to be confused because of the word, “management” which usually shows that it could be a commercial course. The word shouldn’t be taken as it sounds, it means more than that.

Estate Management is a Science course. Though a few social sciences or art courses may be lucky for it if they have the required O&-8217;level subjects and can write and pass the UTME subjects necessary.

Let me show you some proof that the course is science. 

O’level Subject Requirements for Estate Management and Evaluation

Generally, according to the JAMB brochure, candidates seeking admissions into Estate Management and Evaluation must possess Five (5) SSCE credit passes including Chemistry, Mathematics, and English Language. In other words, Chemistry, Maths, and English are compulsory.

Do you see that? Chemistry is compulsory for the course. Are commercial students offering Chemistry? Absolutely NO!

Some Universities Requires Economics For the Course

If we must be truthful, the course is half science, half commercial. This is because some schools require candidates to have Economics too. While some want it as a compulsory O’level subject, others make it optional for Estate Management.

And don&-8217;t forget ECONOMICS is a social science course. The course though is taken by both science and commercial students. However, some science students, lately, are not taken it.

Let’s see what a few universities want.

O’level Subject Requirements As Specified By A Few Universities

  1. Abia State University (ABSU) requires five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes in English Language Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Technical Drawing.
  2. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) requires five (5) SSC credit passes or its equivalent at a maximum of two (2) sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and two others from Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science/Biology, Commerce, Fine Arts and Technical Drawing. Candidate is expected to have at least a pass in Physics.
  3. Imo State University (IMSU) requires five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Geography and one other from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Government and Technical Drawing.
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five (5) credit passes including   English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography, Book-Keeping/Financial Accounting, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Surveying and Building Construction.
  5. University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry/Physics and any one of Biology, Geography, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing/Fine Arts and Financial Accounting.
  6. Federal University Minna (FUTMINNA) requires &-8216;O&-8217;Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry or Physics and any one (1) of Biology, Geography and Accounting.
  7. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) requires five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) of which must be a Science subject.
  8. River State University (RSUST) requires Five (5) WASC/SSCE /GCE/NECO &-8216;O&-8217; level/credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two (2) Science subjects.
  9. Osun State University (UNIOSUN) requires five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credits in SSC including Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.
  10. University of Nigeria (UNN) requires five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any other two (2) subjects one of which must be a science subject.
  11. University of Uyo (UNIUYO) does not require &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes in Chemistry for Estate Management. Requires &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit pass in Economics.
  12. Kogi State University (KASU) requires Five &-8216;O&-8217; level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other subjects one of which must be a science subject.

Polytechnics O’level Requirement for Estate Management and Evaluation

Polytechnics can Be more lenient with Estate Management and Valuation. A few of them follow the same requirements as the universities. However, some seem so open to all admission seekers as their O’level requirements may favor Science, Social Science and Art students altogether.

Let’s take a look at a few extracted from JAMB Brochure.


Generally, for the polytechnics, candidates seeking admissions for Estate Management must have Five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, a basic science subject and any two (2) from the following: Geography, Economics/Commerce, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Woodwork, Literature, Metal Work, Principles of Accounts and Book Keeping, Government.

O’level Subject Requirements As Specified By A Few Polytechnics

  1. Federal Polytechnic Ado (FEDPO-ADO) and Kaduna State Polytechnic (KAD-POLY) accept Woodwork, Literature in English, Metal Work and Accounts as course requirements. FEDPO-ADO does not accept Metal Work.
  2. YABATECH requires five (5) O Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and Physics/Chemistry and one out of the following in not more than two (2) sittings: Basic Surveying, Geography, Biology/Agric. Science, Technical Drawing/Fine Art, Literature in English, Metal Work, Principles of Accounts.
  3. IBD-POLY requires five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings. It also requires &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit pass in Economics. It accepts Commerce, Basic Surveying and Agricultural Science as part of course requirements.
  4. OGUN-POLY requires credit pass in Economics.
  5. FEDPO-EDE requires &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and one (1) Basic Science/Physical Science and any other one (1) subject from the following: Geography, Technical Drawing, Government. NB Physical Sciences include:  Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  6. IBD-POLY accepts Government, Social Studies and Commerce as part of course requirements.
  7. KWA-POLY does not accept Agricultural Science, Commerce and Accounts.
  8. FEDPO-FFA requires Credit Passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics one basic science subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agricultural Science and any other subject from Geography, Government, Financial Account, Commerce, Fine Art, Metal Work, Technical Drawing or Wood Work.
  9. FEDPO-BAU requires Mathematics, English Language, a basic science subject and any two (2) from Geography, Economics/Commerce, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Woodwork, Literature, Metal Work, Principles of Accounts, Bookkeeping and Government.
  10. IMO-POLY requires five (5) &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings which must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics or Geography, Physics/Chemistry and any of the following: Technical Drawing, Financial Accounting, Biology/Agricultural Science. Does not accept Art as a UTME subject, but require &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit pass in English Language
  11. OKE-OGUN POLY and KAZAURE require &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit pass in Economics.
  12. FEDPO-ILA requires &-8216;O&-8217; Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, a basic Science and any two of the following: Geography,  Economics/Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Studies, Technical Drawing, Painting and Decoration,  Graphics Design, Civic Education, Woodwork, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, Literature in English, Metal Work, Principles of Cost Accounting, Book Keeping, Government, Financial Accounting,  Computer Craft Studies, Draughtsmanship, Machine WoodWorking, Fabrication and Welding.

UTME Subjects Requirements for Estate Management May Fire Non-Science Students

Yes, you read that right.

You may have the O’level requirements as a social science or art students but can you write the required UTME subjects in JAMB.  Hence, this is where you may be left out as a commercial or art student.

Let’s see the UTME Subejets You Must Write For estate Management and Evaluation

Generally for the Universities, you need English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

NOTE: Some universities may demand certain subjects other than the general ones. See below.

  1. ABSU requires Mathematics, Economics and one other subject from Chemistry, Geography, Agricultural Science and Biology.
  2. BAUCHI accepts for Environmental Management Technology: Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.
  3. BAUCHI accepts for Estate Management: Mathematics, one Science subject and either Geography or Economics
  4. FUTA requires Mathematics, Economics and any other subject from Geography, Chemistry, Biology, and Agriculture.
  5. LAGOS requires English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, and Financial Accounting.
  6. OAU accepts Mathematics, Economics and one from Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Technical Drawing, and Fine Arts.
  7. RSUST requires Mathematics, English Language, Economics, and any other Science subject.
  8. UNIZIK requires either Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography or Fine Arts as the third subject.
  9. KASU requires Mathematics, Economics, and one other subject.
Generally, for the polytechnics, you need Mathematics and any two (2) of Economics, Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

NOTE: Some Polytechnics may demand a specific combination or accept possible other combinations as detailed below.

  1. KAD-POLY accepts Mathematics, Economics and any one (1) from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Technical Drawing or Fine Art.
  2. OKE-OGUN POLY requires Economics.
  3. AKPOLY accepts Mathematics, Economics, and any other subjects.
  4. IMT-ENU accepts Biology/Agricultural Science.
  5. FEDPO-NAS requires Mathematics and any two (2) of Economics/Commerce, Geography/ Agricultural Science, Arts, Physics, Chemistry or Biology as UTME subjects.
  6. FEDPO-ILA accepts Mathematics and any two of Economics, Fine Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography
  7. FEDPO-BAU requires any three (3) subjects from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Fine Art, Agricultural Science, Biology and Technical Drawing.
  8. YABATECH accepts Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry/Physics.
  9. FEDPO-FFA requires Uses of English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and one other subject from the following: Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Geography, Government, Account, Commerce, Fine Art Metal Works, Technical Drawing and Woodwork.

Conclusion

If you’re a Science student with Economics, you&-8217;re best for Estate Management. In the UTME subject too, you should be in shape for the subject required right from the secondary school.

However, social science or Art students may be lucky with O’level required especially where you have Economics. The issue comes where you may not be able to write and pass the UTME subjects required.

Hence, it saves to conclude that, Estate Management and Evaluation is a science course in universities and polytechnics.

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Can I Be Offered Last Year Admission this Year?

You Can Gain Admission for the Last Year This Year
You might want to find an answer to this question if recently, you heard some candidates were being offered admissions for last year admission.

It’s possible you’re confused if you or a family got an SMS or email message congratulating you or him on admission.

Your confusion may grow if you’re aware that your targeted institutions and other schools had stopped admitting students since last year. Yet, you hear some are still releasing new admission lists.

Hence, you want to know if it’s still possible to be offered admission in January, February, March or April this year if the admission deadline announced by JAMB was December last year.

You’re not the only one in this dilemma. Several others are too!

A Case Study of Students Being Offered Admissions After JAMB Admission Closing Date

Just recently, a student was sent a congratulatory message by the Federal Polytechnic Ede for her Dual Award programmes. Her parents insisted that it was a fake admission because the admission year has already ended (as announced).
I was unable to convince the parents that the admission was not fake. They had to go to school to find out. Until what I told them was exactly the same they got there, they could not give my explanation a second thought.

JAMB has earlier announced the closing date for last year admission, why will they still be offering admission this year – even when another JAMB form is on, written or result released?

This post will take you by the hands and show you what is what. You will see situations where you can gain admission for the recent year in the current year. You will also see where it’s probably impossible to gain admission for the last admission right now.

You Can Gain Admission for the Last Year This Year

Of course, admission varies by programmes. There are full-time admissions, part-time admissions, pre-degree, and special admissions.

There is no nationally declared date for the date admission into part-time, distance-learning, etc must end. Schools decide their dates and can extend at will. Only the full-time programme (administered by JAMB) can be attached to an officially announced date to end admissions for the year.

Speaking of the full-time admission closing date, this will allow the board and institutions to shift attention from the previous admission seekers to the aspirants for the current year.

And because of the introduction of the JAMB CAPS, the matriculation board will want to conclude the activities for the last year to meet with the admission calendar set for this year.

Below is a full explanation on why you can still gain admission from last year, right now.

JAMB Admission Deadline Is Mostly Extended

As already mentioned, JAMB might have announced the final day for the last admission. This is just the norm. The body will send notice of closure of admission dates to all institutions and publish it in newspapers. Yet, this date may vary between the public-owned institutions and private ones.

Though it’s rare to find any official announcement for the extension of the admission closing date by JAMB. Yet, we had watched for years &-8211; seeing schools offering full-time admissions even after the announced closing date.

In this case, it’s safe to say that JAMB still allows those schools to offer admissions beyond the closing date. This is clear because institutions and JAMB jointly monitor admissions on CAPS. And if JAMB doesn’t allow an extension, candidates won’t be offered admission on CAPS in the first place.

Hence, you can be offered admission for the last year admission this very year – and through JAMB CAPS.

Instances of Candidates Receiving Last Admission Offers this Year

There are cases of candidates who will be offered admissions for the previous year in the current year. Let’s consider the instances below:

1. A school may be slow to offer admission

Though last year ends in December. Yet, the JAMB admission closing date may extend into the new year. For instance, the date announced to end the 2019 admission was December 17. However, you would still be offered admission beyond that date especially if the delay was because the school was slow with her calendar.

In fact, Obafemi Awolowo still offered admission by February 25, 2020. And it&-8217;s through JAMB CAPS. You see?

2. Candidates are usually transferred from one course to the other.

If you don’t meet up with the requirements for your proposed course, your school may be late at transferring you from that course to the other. If interested, candidates will accept the new course, do JAMB change of course and wait for the schools to offer them admissions on the JAMB CAPS. This period may be long and extended beyond the announced admission year deadline.

3. Candidates Offered Admissions Through Marketplace

Just lately, JAMB is accepting invitations on behalf of applicants from the schools they didn’t choose or consider in UTME/DE. There is a link in the individual candidate’s profile to watch out for such invitations. It’s called “Marketplace”. If another school wishes to offer you admission, you can find it there and accept it if interested. This process of being offered admission by other schools may be beyond the deadline announced by JAMB.

4. Some Schools Offer Part-Time Admissions to their Full Applicants

It’s not uncommon to see some institutions offering daily or regular part-time admissions to their full-time aspirants. You may get such offers after the year admission deadline announced by JAMB. I explained this in detail in my post, “Universities and Polytechnics that Give Automatic Admissions”.

5. Some Schools Give Special Admissions to Aspirants

We have got some schools that will offer you admission into their affiliate campuses if they can’t admit you for the courses within the main campus. This admission may not be given to you until days after the deadline announced by JAMB. For example, the Federal polytechnic Ede usually offers her aspirants admission into her dual award programmes which is a collaboration between the polytechnic, and the three colleges of education involved. Such candidates get admission notice usually after the polytechnic has completed her regular admissions.

Conclusion

It’s not uncommon to see candidates being offered full-time admission through JAMB CAPS in the early months of another admission year. Hence, if no institution has offered you a space before the closing date of the admission year, you may be lucky in the following year while still using the last JAMB.

You may be offered the admission if your school or the one you changed to is slow in the processes, through the transfer of admission or marketplace offer.

You may also be offered admission into another year if the programmes are on special terms such as Distance Learning, Affiliate Centres, and Daily Part-Time, etc.

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How To Check If a Student is Admitted or Still in School Still

Checking whether admitted or still in school
For some years now, I had been witnessing a series of cases where parents would later realize their children had not been admitted to the claimed schools. Some students were truly admitted but later dropped out, advised to withdraw, or expelled from the institutions. Yet, parents were waiting for the graduation dates to be announced.

Are you a parent who is trying to know if at all your boy is deceiving or lying about his admission? Or you&-8217;re skeptical your little cunning lady might have dropped school for failure or a boyfriend and you want to know if you&-8217;re not burning your tuitions?

Below is a list of mediums to check your ward&-8217;s admission status and his or her register in any university, polytechnic, or college of education.

1. Check JAMB Matriculation List

JAMB is aware that very many students are not in schools. Some are &-8211; but through fake admissions. It&-8217;s because of scammers that the board had earlier warned candidates and parents not to accept offers other than through JAMB.

In order to be sure there was no confusion in differentiating between a real and fake admission, JAMB introduced a platform for all to check their admission status.

This is the easiest means for a parent and guardian if you can lay your hands on the JAMB registration number of your boy. In order words, all you need to check the JAMB matriculation list is the number given during the UTME/DE registration and the admission year.

To get this, check the registration slip, exams schedule slip or the printed JAMB result. It&-8217;s a 10-digit number (containing 8 numbers and 2 alphabets).

To check:

If the admission is real, it will display a success message on the same page.

However, in some cases, a disappointing message doesn&-8217;t entirely mean JAMB has not offered him or her admission or that the admission given was fake so to say. It may mean that he had not done things right during the admission process.

Maybe he has not printed his original JAMB result, done JAMB regularization (if applicable), or printed JAMB admission letters.

Hence, for any of the cases above, he has to do the right things immediately and recheck the admission status. Once any of the above is done correctly, the status should be positive if JAMB truly offered him admission.

2. Check Admission Through SMS

If you can lay hands on your child&-8217;s phone line he used during the JAMB registration, you should be able to confirm his admission staus directly by using a mobile phone.

During the JAMB registration, each candidate was instructed to send his FULL NAMES to 55019 on the line. He was debited N50 before a message containing a profile code was sent to them. This was the code he used to buy UTME/DE form and register at CBT centre.

If you remember this and get hold of the line, a parent can just send &-8220;STATUS + YEAR of ADMISSION&-8221; to 55019. For example, send STATUS 2019 to 55019. A confirmation message of admission should be sent to the same line after being debited with N50.

3. Check Admission Through JAMB Profile

In order for parents to enter their children&-8217;s profiles, they will need both the emails used for the UTME/DE registrations and the passwords taken during the processes.

Should you have the email (available on any of his printouts) but no password, you can try some of the following suggestions:

  • phone number of the applicant
  • 12345678
  • 12345
  • 123456
  • surname123 e.g adetunji123
  • utmeyear e.g utme2020

To log in to you&-8217;re child&-8217;s JAMB profile and see his admission status, follow my step-by-step guide here.

4. Check the School Admission or Students Portal

A student may be admitted for real but lose out before the end of year one or two. How do you know the state of things with your boy as he progresses into new years in school? Is he still on campus?

In this case, the best option is to visit the university, polytechnic, or college portal and see the modalities that students use to login to their individual portals.

Some institutions use a combination of following to login to the school portals.

  • JAMB registration number and password (which may be a phone number, any of the candidate&-8217;s names, date of birth, etc)
  • JAMB registration number and JAMB registration
  • JAMB registration number and the word &-8220;password&-8221; or &-8220;password1&-8221;
  • Matriculation number and any of the suggested password above.

This can be tricky because it&-8217;s not easy to guess anybody&-8217;s password. Trying any of the above may come handy if you&-8217;re lucky.

However, parents can lure their children into giving them what they will need to login to their portals, especially in year one, when they may not know your motive. This is a timesaver.

5. Visit The School Admission Office For Confirmation

This is, though, the not-too-easy of all. For one reason, parents don&-8217;t have much time lately to visit their children on campuses. For the other, they don&-8217;t want to raise suspension of any kind.

However, if a visit to the school admission office is unavoidable, kindly do it. The officials are waiting for parents to come and enquire about their children. You&-8217;ll love their kindness on your arrival.

Conclusion

A retired headteacher discharged from a hospital after two years, visited me to check her girl&-8217;s result. We found that the lady has been rusticated from school since 100 level. The cruel lady is now supposed to be at 500 level she claimed. She had wasted 4 years lying to the parents.

Parents shouldn&-8217;t take checking admission and school status of their children unseriously especially at a time when students are gambling with tuitions, falling to scammers, voluntarily dropping out of schools to chase all sorts of things.

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Already Admitted, Can I Obtain JAMB and Use Last Profile?

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Some candidates admitted in the last admission year are considering obtaining another JAMB UTME or DE form. Some were previously offered courses that were only accepted for leave-home sake. Some were convinced they could change course at 200 level. In fact, a few had learnt that it’s better to accept a course than to waste years at home.

Now, another JAMB form is out and they want to reconsider things. As a result, some questions are bothering them. Among which are:

  1. Can I obtain another JAMB after being previously admitted but never reported to school?
  2. Can I obtain another JAMB after being admitted and now in 100 or 200 level.
  3. If Yes, should I use my previous JAMB profile or open a new one?
  4. Won’t JAMB disqualify my application if they found out I was earlier admitted but still obtain another form?

The questions seem endless.

Most of you had got a series of misconceptions about this. These and many more will be covered and addressed in this post as concisely as possible.

Admitted Students Can Obtain JAMB Again

There is no rule of thumb that once you’re admitted you can’t obtain JAMB form again.

Though there are things you must know upfront which we will get to shortly.

Whether you’re now in 100 or 200 level of a course in a university or you’re in a polytechnic ND 1 or 2, or 100 or 200 level at a college of education, you can still buy JAMB form to pull admission into another course, the same school or a different institution.

Don&-8217;t stop reading yet. There&-8217;s more to know!

To Obtain Another JAMB, Use Another Profile

Even though you can obtain another form, JAMB is still regulating admissions to discourage double admissions. Hence, they monitor that through your JAB profile.

Hence, for them not to stop your chance in gaining the new admission, don’t use the old profile while purchasing the new form.

In other words, you must create a new email and get another profile code (using a new phone number) for the new profile.

Let me clear this a bit.

If you use the old profile, your JAMB admission status there was ADMITTED. Remember you’d accepted the admission on the old CAPS. Then, JAMB will know you’re already in a school.

Another thing is, with the old profile showing ADMITTED, it becomes impossible for another institution to offer you admission on the same CAPS. Remember, CAPS will not give a candidate two admissions. No candidate will be offered admission into two or more schools the same year.

The Same Institution May Not Offer you Admission

One hidden secret is that some schools have policies that may NOT ALLOW them to offer the same student on their campuses another admission.

These schools carefully check the records of their admitted students to see that no matching before they release admission lists each year. Where the same candidate is trying to gain admission into the institution the second time, they deprive him.

Therefore, if you must seek admission again, consider another school in your interest. Though this is not general among schools, yet it will place you on the safer side.

If Old Profile is Used, You Need to Reject Old Offer

Some candidates will be reading this post after they&-8217;d used their previous profiles for another JAMB. If this is your case, there is a solution but a bit complex.

Since JAMB will not open your CAPS to a new school if your current status is ADMITTED, you may be forced to reject the last admission before your CAPS will be reopened for another school and another course.

But how?

Remember you had already accepted the last course on CAPS. Hence, the option to reject is now inactive/disabled. Therefore, you can’t reject directly on CAPS again.

In this case, you will have to meet with your present institution admission office and ask for the rejection of the admission letter. You will take this letter to the nearest JAMB office and submit.

JAMB will then process your rejection from their end and reopen your CAPS for the new admission. Consequently, you’ve lost your studentship at your present institution before chasing admission into another school or course.

This affects only candidates that mistakenly used old profiles with already ADMITTED status for the new admission. Take note!

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