UI Admission: How to secure admission into University of Ibadan
Gaining admission into a tertiary institution especially UI admission is not an easy job, hard work is required in order to be offered admission into their desired course(s). So many students are only wishing some of this institution without giving the required commitment and effort needed to gain admission into any of the schools. It has been long students have been wishing to study Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Electrical / Electronics engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nursing, Civil engineering, Architecture e.t.c, but their hope has been dashed because they failed to meet up with the requirements. There is a need for you to count the cost before you embark on any journey. If you desire to study any of the above course it is important to be aware of the requirements and be ready to meet up.
Different schools with different requirements and the level of competitions also differ for each school.
I will try to look at some of the sought after schools by students.
The suggestion below is ENTIRELY THE OPINION of the writer. I am just trying to discuss what you need to do to give you some level of advantage or hedge over other students to secure admission in any of the institutions.
University of Ibadan
This is one of the institutions that students like to choose as their first choice to study Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, e.t.c. It is important that your WASSCE results must be relatively okay: you must have at least Mathematics(B), English(B), Chemistry(B), Biology(B), Physics(B) and any other subject for your chances to be relatively high. This means that you must sit tight and prepare very well for your WASSCE. Your preparation must start now.
Medicine and Surgery
UTME is the next exam to sit down for and you must be able to score relatively high in the exam. I will advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing.
UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering
UTME score: I advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing. This isn’t the cut-off mark but just the opinion of the writer.
UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one science subject.
UI requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits passes at one sitting or six ‘O’ level subjects at 2 sitting to include English. Language, Lit-in-English any other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science.
UTME subject: Any three Arts or Social Science subjects.
UI accepts two ‘A’ level passes but O/L credit passes should include Mathematics and Economics.
UI requires 5 credit passes to include Mathematics, Economics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.
WASSCE: Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects.
UTME subject: Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-in-English, French and CRK/IRK.
WASSCE result: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one other science subjects
UTME subject: Mathematics, Physics and one of the Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics, and Geography.
(a) UI requires TWO ‘A’ level passes from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects
(b) UI accepts Science subject with a pass in Mathematics
WASSCE result: UI requires 5 ‘O’ level credits in Government/History, English. Language and three other subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics. UI accepts Science subjects with a pass in Mathematics.
UTME SUBJECTS: Any three subjects.
My advice to students intending to study psychology is that they should make sure they have good WASSCE result and UTME scores(preferably 240 and above) for them to have a better chance.
Admission into the University of Ibadan is purely on MERIT. If you have a good result in your WASSCE, UTME and Cambridge ‘A LEVEL’ for the direct entry students, you will definitely be offered an admission.
University of Ibadan admission portal for undergraduates
UI admission portal for undergraduates is a place where you get all required information on UI admission. Furthermore, you can monitor your admission process through the portal. The link to University of Ibadan admission portal is https://admissions.ui.edu.ng/
For students interested in writing Cambridge A level, you have a great task ahead. Though the task isn’t difficult as some students perceive it to be, You must target AT LEAST 15 points: AAB. My advice to students has been to target 16 points(AAA) for them to be in a very good position. Cambridge A level will enable you to secure admission into 200 level in any institution of your choice. It is also an avenue to strengthen your academic muscles.
For DE students who want to use Cambridge A level result
Sale of Jamb DE forms usually kicks off few days after the Cambridge international exams i.e around mid June.
The form is bought and filled online and a slip would be printed out, one which needs to be photocopied & would be needed for the admission processing.
All that’s left is to follow up on information concerning Admission processing on the school’s website. Application for DE candidates usually comes after the UTME candidates are done with theirs. Instructions on what documents to submit at the school’s Admission office such as the A level statement of result, the Jamb slip and O level are updated on the school’s website. The process of application and documents needed online are also updated on the site.
After the whole online application stress all there is is to wait for the admission list and further screening in school.
For the points required in various courses, it’s usually unknown and undisclosed. Except for people who’s got insiders in Admission processing units who may know the required points. The school drafts the required points after screening the number of applicants in various departments, the performance of candidates and the number of candidates they want in each department. But over the years there’s been a range of required points for various courses. For medicine it’s usually 15 or 16points. However, as at least year (2016) it came down to 14.