Gaining admission into tertiary institution is not an easy job; hard work is required in order to be offered admission into your desired course. So many students are only wishing some of these institutions 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 / Electronic engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nursing, Civil engineering, Architecture etc., 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 courses it is important to be aware of the requirements and be ready to meet up with it.
Different schools with different requirements and the level of competitions also differs for each schools.
I will try to look at some of the sort 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 Lagos
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, etc. 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 subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics Chemistry and Biology.
(b) B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in fields such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Zoology.
Electrical /Electronic, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical Engineering
UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one science subject.
Unilag requires the Five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and Lit. in English and one of Arts or Social Science subject.
UTME subject: Unilag does not accept Music, Fine Arts, and Principles of Account and accepts either Economics or Commerce but not both. (Any three Arts or Social Science subjects)
(a) very good passes in JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Lit-in English two other subjects one or both from Arts or Social Science.
(b) First Degree (second class upper division) or two ‘A’ level papers in any subject plus UTME requirements.
(a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Economics and any two (2) of Accounting, Geography, Further Mathematics, Government, Lit-in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(b) At least two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes in Economics, and any one (1) of the following: Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Business Management, Mathematics, Accounting, History or Government.
(c) Candidates must satisfy the O/Level requirement
Unilag accepts Arts, Social Science and Science subjects in addition to Mathematics and Economics. Commerce is not accepted as O/L subject
UTME subject: LAGOS requires Economics, Mathematics and any Arts, Science or Social Science subject but not Commerce, CRK/IRK.
Unilag require ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. LAGOS in addition candidates must have credit pass in Biology. In addition requires very good passes in the following JUPEB subjects: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, candidates must have credit pass in O/Level Biology
WASSCE result: Unilag requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
UTME subject: Unilag require Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
For students interested in writing Cambridge “A” level, you have great task ahead. Though the task isn’t difficult as some students perceive it to be, you must target ATLEAST 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.
You need to score relatively high in UTME. I will advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing.
An upper credit or distinction is required for direct entry for OND/HND. I will advise students in this category to target distinction for them to stand a better chance.