Nigeria is a fast developing nation in the field of education. University level education is mostly controlled by the government. Public and Private universities along with polytechnics and mono-technics make up the tertiary education. Nigeria already has quite a number of universities and more and more are being added by the day.
One of the highly developed educational entities is JAMB. It is a body that conducts examinations for entry into reputable colleges and universities. They have two categories of examinations – (1) Direct Entry which means that you are enrolled in your degree plan from year one. It is, however, a very tough examination to crack and may involve extra steps and (2) UTME or United Tertiary Matriculation Examination which is a regular computer-based examination for undergraduates.
The primary step is to confirm that your name is on the Admission List. Those aspirants whose names appear on this list are accepted as genuine students from the various certified institutions. Therefore, if your name does not appear on this list, your application automatically gets rejected.
You need to produce certain documents to be on this list such as birth certificate, primary school certificate (not always mandatory), State of origin or local government’s certificate, affidavit proving you are of good behavior and not owing allegiance to any secret cult, original result slip, school admission letter, background passports, acceptance and guarantor’s letter along with cash. However, the above documents are subject to the requirement of the particular school of admission, which could be more or less.