5 Factors To Consider Before Picking A Federal University / Polytechnic In JAMB / DE; Picking a University or Polytechnic in JAMB comes with a lot of thought, and if these thoughts aren’t considered students who gain provisional admission into the University or Polytechnic of their choice end up feeling miserable throughout their undergraduate days. We advise students to select higher institutions that fit their personalities and have policies that complement their lifestyles. In this post, we are going to be looking at 5 Factors To Consider Before Picking A Federal University / Polytechnic In JAMB / DE.

Accredited Course Available
Academic Ranking
Distance From Home
Consistent Academic Calendar
Safety In New State

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Accredited Course Available

I remember in 2021 some 200-level law students came into my office and needed consultation, according to them they were just informed by their school that the faculty of law wasn’t accredited by NUC, so any student below 300 level had to write JAMB again and apply into another course or go somewhere else to start all over again. It was sad, but I’m glad these students were resilient and now they are back to studying law in another institution. Such situations can be avoided by a simple Google search, you know the course you want to study in the university or polytechnic, just Google the NUC accreditation before selecting them in your JAMB form.

Academic Ranking

Some schools are known for excellence in specific fields, and some faculties have bigger achievements in certain schools compared to other schools, as a student who wants to study in any university, you should do your homework to ensure you are enrolling to learn under the best lecturers and professors in that field.

Distance From Home

They say home is where the heart is, and In my time as an educational consultant I have come across numerous students who become so homesick, that they are very miserable after one year, now this doesn’t matter to other students but if you know you find it hard to be so far from home before you pick a school to study ensure it is within 4 hours drive away from where your family resides. But for students who don’t mind being so far away! We celebrate your independence and courage.

Consistent Academic Calendar

An interrupted academic calendar is a plague that has haunted Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics, students who enrol for 4-year undergraduate programs, end up spending 6 years because of strikes and internal issues.

Now, this doesn’t involve that national one caused by ASUU, but there are certain institutions that suffer strikes and thus prolonging students’ stay in the school. Before you pick any school, research their academic calendar and how consistent it is, issues like cult clashes also affect the academic calendars of schools.

Safety In The New State

Students often times prefer to enrol into schools that are far from home, going into cultures and environments that are alien to them. Safety first before anything else if you are going to select any school far from where you are familiar with be sure that the indigenes aren’t hostile to students, there are numerous cases of indigenes fighting students, also gather enough information as to the dominant religion there and if there are any cases of extremism, especially towards the students.

Remember you are new there, you don’t want to spend the next 4 years of your undergraduate life, sleeping with one eye open.

Conclusion

I hope this post is an eye-opener for students who are about to register for JAMB, the points raised are timeless, so if you are about to register for JAMB this year or you have anyone that is about to, make sure you share this post with them. Thank you.

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