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Thursday, 6 August 2020


The past two years have been the greatest years of Nigerians requesting for their documents from their higher education institutions for emigration purposes. I know this because most of the educational jobs myself and my teammates at PEC have done in the last two years have been mostly on processing transcripts, stamped certificates to be sent to an evaluation body abroad, Proof of Proficiency in English and verification letter that are needed abroad—in Canada especially, and to WES most especially. So we know how seriously people are needing their documents, and how their schools are giving them problems, and how the problems become even more serious when the school is OAU. Believe me, we know all these; it’s our hustle we’ve been doing since 2010 and we can compare how it was from 2010 to 2017 to how it has been from 2018 to 2020.

Covid-19 was in fact only able to reduce how people urge for their documents from their schools only for about two or three months: February, March and April, and everyone has been slowly coming back to needing their documents for emigration purposes again--especially the people in the health works who the pandemic has been making countries easing entrance for them. But sadly, it’s still going to be the same stories and the same problems they encountered with OAU and ETX on their documents before the pandemic that they would still encounter now, even now that the pandemic has made a lot of organizations find digital ways to deliver their services and even better.

As an alumnus of OAU, when you request for your transcripts via ETX, and months and forever after you have paid for such service, your transcripts are not delivered to where you need them, ETX does not get back to you on what’s happening, and you are just left to forget about the request because you don’t even have the time to come down to OAU for such thing. But hello, instead of forgetting about it, the questions you should want to find answers to is: what really happened to your documents? Why were they not delivered to where you needed them? Why is it taking too long if they are going to be delivered? Why is ETX not communicating with you about it? Should getting your transcripts from your school be that difficult since the transcripts are only the furnished, vetted and addressed version of all your results while at the school and the school is supposed to always have your results no matter what? Answer to these questions will be provided now.

If you have requested for your OAU transcripts on ETX for over two months now and it’s yet to be delivered, just know it’s most likely to not be delivered ever! By the way, if you don’t know what ETX is and why you have to request for your transcripts through them, here is an insight: OAU stopped dealing transcripts with the individual alumnus around 2017, a startup company called ETX took the deal to be the middle agent between the school and their alumni, and since then, any transcripts collected without the involvement of ETX is most definitely not a legit document and might encounter some problems where you need them. The core functions of ETX here are: to take your transcripts requests/orders and money, take your application to the school’s Exams and Records; from here ETX is going to be out of the process till your transcripts are ready to be sent. It’s now left to the Exams and Records to find your files, get your results, furnish them to transcripts, address them, get them stamped and singed by the right authorities and deliver it back to ETX. Here is where ETX resumes back to the process, and it’s only to send the documents to the receiver’s address you have provided when you made your order, either by courier or by email.

Basically, that’s what transcripts processing in OAU should entail, and if the people involved in these processes know what they are doing, all these should not take more than one to two weeks. But almost always, along all these stages mentioned in processing a transcript, things go wrong or get complicated and everything just stops, and—because ETX are the people you paid to and also because they don’t really communicate with their clients on what’s really happening or tell the clients the truth when they eventually communicate—everyone just tends to blame ETX for the problems their transcripts processing is having, not knowing that the processing of a transcript is not even ETX’s job at all, they are just there to take your orders, report it to Exams and Records, and get your orders delivered to where you need them when Exams and Records is done making them available for delivery, and I promise you, ETX do their own part of these processes well. At least I can score them 55/100.

I will also say this emphatically, you can blame ETX for overcharging you for transcripts, you can blame them for not keeping you posted on the process of your transcripts, but you should never blame them for whatever happens to your transcripts processing, the failure of the process is always only about 2% their fault and about 40% the fault of Exams and Records and about 50% the fault of your department and about 8% the fault of the school’s ICT center. Let me fill you in. ETX report all of their transcripts order to Exams and Records and most of the reported orders don’t return to them in transcripts at all as they are supposed to. A lot of the orders die at the Exams and Records—because they can’t find your results on their platform where the senate approved results of the alumni are (the database is always crashing and they are always introducing a new one that would be almost empty). Many of the orders dies at the Exams and Records because when they can’t find your results on the database, they just leave your application in a file on their table to not be touched again.

If your application will ever be touched again and worked on, it would mean Exams and Records will have to write to your department to provide your results that would be signed by your HOD, but when the Exams and Records deliver the letters to your department, most of the departments don’t even touch these letters, and some that would touch it would work on it and stop the work on it should they encounter any problem at all (and they encounter problems most times; how can you not encounter problems in OAU?). Most of the departments will have to leave the Exams and Records waiting for your results till everyone just forgets about it.

In cases when your department touch the letter requesting for your results, work on it, and encounter a problem, they will have to write to the Computer Center too (authorized by the HOD) to provide your results from any of their old database that’s not working as a platform anymore for them (the department) to sign and take to Exams and Records. This is when a lot of transcripts processing die, because HOD will not have time to authorize such letter, and if the HOD does, the computer center will not have time to attend to it. So if you have requested for your transcripts for a while now and you are not hearing anything from ETX, your transcripts processing is either dead now or about to die, and you will need some connected people to help you pull lots of strings at most of the offices mentioned above (which by the way always involve legal payments and some illegal payments too for these strings to pull at all). These connected people must have time for this process and be really committed to it and meticulous about it (it has to be their hustle probably), and these people have to be really dependable and trustable. Now is when you know I'm trying to describe the team members of PEC to you; this is what we do… we solve problems. So contact us if you are currently experiencing issues with your transcripts processing.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

The Nearing Resumption of Higher Education Institutions

The letter from the Executives of the National Universities Commission to the Vice-Chancellors (VC’s) of the Nigerian universities talking about the preparation for the resumption of academic activities got on the internet over the weekend and it delighted everyone. Though it’s mixed up with a lot of risks, but this is really a good news. The students and the lot of us working in the education industry have been off our occupations since March 2020 and that’s really a very long time for the students to not be engaged in academic activities and for people working in academics to be off active education businesses too. So this just has to be a good news that we all can only be happy about—at least for now; we will be the dealing with the demerits later on, but but we really want to enjoy the merits for now and jubilate over them.

So as the industry of education and everyone else of us are planning to resume academic activities soon, the PEC team is wishing us well in our preparation for work—especially the applicants currently trying to seek admission to the Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) for the 2020/2021 academic session, we want to let you know that we miss being your best source of information and we are eager to get back to providing you with the fastest, best and genuine information on your admission processes at all levels of higher education including the Diploma and Pre-degree programmes, JAMB’s UTME and DE, School of Nursing programmes, Postgraduate admissions and admission for professional programmes, and to also help in facilitating your processing of your admission to these programmes. We look forward to starting work, and this time we are coming even better than we used to be, as we have spent our times off work on planning on new things to add to our services as soon as work starts, and also better ways to deliver our services to you. It can still be a great academic session, and we are ready to be part of that greatness. Please permit us to wish you a Happy Preparation for Resumption.

Monday, 13 July 2020

OAU Admission, After the Cut Offs Then, What? (Tags: OAU, Nairaland, OAU Peeps, Admission, Cut off, Merit List, First List, UTME, Post-UTME, Screening)

Amidst the applicants’ confusion over which one OAU is going to use for the admission—the first released Post-UTME score or the second, we waited impatiently for the OAU departmental cut offs; they came at last and here we are again—all of us consultants and applicants—waiting anxiously for the first list.

To some people, the admission list is only a list coming, to some other people, it’s much more than just a list. For instances, to the applicants who is slow or indifferent to doing a thing about enhancing their admission chances, it’s most likely to be a disappointing list—especially if they have not scored up to the cut off required of them by their proposed department. To the applicants who is smart enough to understand that gaining admission into OAU—especially to the highly competitive departments—is much more about who you know and the chances you take than it is about what you scored, it’s most likely going to be the list that’ll put their widest smiles on their faces and show them the way to join the ever-conscious-ever-articulate OAU students. 

To many of us consultants who has been paid for admission processing and “runs”, the list is either going to be the evidence of a job done completely or job done incompletely. To us at Wuyi’s Edu. Consultancy (WEC), the list is surely and yet again going to be another prove of integrity and the show of long-time experience in the business of admission facilitation. So, it’s not just the applicants waiting for the first list now, we all are awaiting it seriously. But now that the cut offs have been released and we are waiting for the first list to be released too (which will be sooner), what should an applicant be doing just to make sure their chances of being admitted gets higher and remains so? I'm about to do justice to that.

Year in year out, I always tell my candidates to not—because they have scored up to or more than the cut off required of them by their proposed departments—relent on their admission processing or become negligent. Hyping apart now, the moment you chose OAU in the UTME form, the moment everything that has to do with relenting and negligence in your life should divorce with you; because seriously, relenting and negligence are the major reasons why most OAU applicants don’t get admitted—even when they deserve it so much. Now, as an applicant, what should you be doing as you await the first list? Simple, don’t let your runs-person rest! Text and call them every now and then to show them how desperate you are. I know why I'm saying this. 

There are "runs" people in OAU who re-sell the slot they have sold to you to another person because the second bidder bade the highest price (this happens so much in the cases of applicants going to the highly competitive departments like Medicine, Accounting, Law and Economics). Though that does not mean they wouldn’t give the lowest bidder another slot, but it won't be the slot that will give them admission to their course of choice. I say this because I know, I’ve been doing this since 2007, so you can be sure whatever I tell on this is from experience.

Let me take advantage of this article to tell applicants who are still waiting for the first list before they start their runs that—should they not be admitted into OAU this session—they'll certainly be the cause of themselves losing the admission, not OAU. For Heaven’s sake admission processing and "runs" always start immediately after the release of the Post-UTME result (or even before it sef); so, waiting till the cut offs are released before you start making moves is the worst kind of procrastination; because by the time the cut offs are released? It’s always difficult to find a runs-man who still has a link they have not used. Even the professors and high level staffs who own the slots would have exhausted their slots. So, if you are yet to do a thing about your admission processing, it’s almost getting too late now! If you make the move right now you can still be lucky enough to be squeezed in somehow—if you can afford it. But when the first list is out before you start making a move, your chance of getting a slot is almost zero. By this, I'm telling you to be wise, fast and smart enough to take advantage of any opportunity that promises to increase your chances of being admitted. You have to be desperate and more risk-taking about your admission "runs" to be admitted to OAU—even if you have the cut off score. OAU is much more competitive than you can ever imagine. It’s always about 100,000 applicants every year and the number that’ll be admitted has since 2006 always been between 5000 and 11000 (the maximum number OAU has ever admitted in a session). That’s a very tiny portion of the applicants. So you should know—by this—that it takes much more than your score to be among the overly small number of applicants that’ll be admitted out of the so-much applicants. Now, if you are thinking of making any move, make it now before it is too late. Make a call now!

Monday, 25 May 2020

OAU’s Law, Dentistry, Med. Rehab. and Other Departments that Just Recovered Their NUC Accreditation and their Admission for this Session [TAGS: nairaland, google, oau, postutme, post utme, post-utme, accreditation,nuc, law,dentistry, med rehab, medical rehabilitation, admission, form]

OAU’s Law, Dentistry, Med. Rehab. and Other Departments that Just Recovered Their NUC Accreditation and their Admission for this Session
I’m sure you know how it went down in the 2017/2018 session when OAU lost the NUC accreditation of some departments, and how some of them gained the partial accreditation in the 2018/2019 session, and now in the 2019/2020—which is the good news we all are very happy about at the moment—all the departments have finally been restored to their full accreditation by NUC, and now they can go back to offering admission to candidates. But the question everyone is asking now is: are these departments going to be able to offer admission for the 2020/2021 session which the UTME for has already been written earlier this year?
Even if OAU has conducted her Post-UTME exams, it would still be possible for them to offer admission into the departments that just got their NUC accreditation back, they would just have to advise applicants who are interested in these departments and have the requirements for the departments to go change to any of the departments. And now, everything is even better—thanks to the pandemic for slowing all academic activities down for a while there. Since OAU has been able to do just nothing on the admission processes of the 2020/2021 session, it means the restored accreditation is just on time. It’s still very on time to add the departments back to JAMB portal (as they have been initially removed due to the accreditation issues), and ask applicants who are interested in these departments and have the requirements for them to go change to the departments. So applicants can be expectant of when the school would advise them to do just that, and they will… soon. So, congrats to the applicants who have always wanted to study any of these courses in OAU and have been left confused for a while, and have been made to have to choose another school or department, you all can have you department and the school of your choice now. The PEC team wishes you the best of luck in the endeavour.

Monday, 18 May 2020


On OAU, ETX and WES Going Digital with Transcripts Exchange
Because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on work and specifically on the processing and the exchange of transcripts between academic institutions and the result-evaluating body—WES, the startup company OAU and some other schools in Nigeria hand their transcripts exchange activities to has gotten an understanding with WES for the acceptance of electronic copies of transcripts instead of the usual hardcopies. Which is why many people whose transcripts were delivered to WES recently have gotten the “Not Accepted” comment on the transcripts part of their WES portal. This is because WES now expects the electronic version of the transcripts and not the paper copies that have been delivered to them. So if you have “Not Accepted” on the OAU transcripts part of your WES portal, there is almost nothing to worry about, you are just to make another request for your transcripts from your school but now making a request for the electronic version and not the paper version to be sent by courier. Hope you understand that?
By the way (I had to bring this in), ETX didn’t just get the electronic transcripts understanding with WES, even when everyone thought WES doesn’t take soft copies of transcripts from anyone, they have always been taking soft copy transcripts from OAU/ETX, because of the understanding everyone thinks WES and ETX are just reaching now which they actually have reached since time immemorial. As much as I know, ETX only returned to sending hard copies of transcripts to WES because their customers wouldn’t let them rest about “WES doesn’t take softcopies”. But now that everyone knows WES takes softcopies from OAU/ETX, this is going to be the way to go. Transcripts delivery is about to get easier, your transcripts wouldn’t have to spend more weeks at sorting rooms in Nigeria and more days on the flight and more weeks at the sorting rooms of the destination country after a very long time of processing the transcripts from the levels of compiling your results at your department to the final levels of furnishing the results into transcripts and getting them authorized and sent, they just get delivered to WES in minutes after that since it’s now sent digitally. So this is a good thing you’d agree with me.

Sunday, 3 May 2020


Migration Documents Processing In OAU at This Time
At this time that it seems as though the parts of the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is on hold—especially the academic institutions of these places—while they are moving on the other parts of the world that are not affected at all, or are not so affected, or are affected too but had grown so much in infotech that the pandemic cannot stop them from doing as many part of their daily tasks that could be done online, how are Nigerians who have a thing or two doing with these countries that are not on hold while Nigeria has been on hold for a while be able to keep up with these countries in fulfilling their requirements on things that have to do with migration especially? Take for instance, some schools in Europe and the Americas are still going on with their academic activities maybe online or the normal ways they used to go about them, and for the Nigerian applicants who are trying to apply to these schools or have already applied but need their documents sent there from their earlier schools in Nigeria, but unfortunately these schools have been out of services for over four weeks now. What is going to be the fate of these Nigerians?
First of all, let there be the understanding that these institutions Nigerians are applying to or want their documents sent to are aware of the current happening in the world, and they know how it has affected documents processing, and many of the institutions have been able to make new policies and innovations that would make document exchange easier at this pandemic time. But how are the institutions in Nigeria keeping up with these policies and innovations? Sure some institutions in Nigeria have but not much problems continuing with documents exchange with other parts of the world because they already had some kind of established advanced systems for doing these things and these systems work almost perfectly when there was no ripple of the pandemic and even now that the pandemic has crippled almost everything. So Nigerians that are attached to such Nigerian institutions do not need to worry, as things would surely be done to make sure their documents get to where they are needed.
But for Nigerians attached to institutions like OAU needing some sort of documents from the school as soon as possible at this time that Nigeria is on lockdown, and OAU is very backwards digitally, what’s going to be their fate? Not much hope can be given when it has to do with OAU, but knowing how everything works in OAU, I can assure you that now that the lockdown has been eased a little bit, OAU will try to be on their toes running too as they know these documents are important to the people who need them. Only that such running would be one-sided, to favour only the ones who have somebody on ground trying to help them rush things up. So if you have been waiting on OAU for anything, please take advantage of  this short ease on the lockdown to seek help from somebody you know that is in the system and has time for you to get what you need for you as soon as possible before the lockdown is intensified again. I wish you the best of luck as you try this.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Solution to Your Transcripts Issues with OAU and ETX, Our Job at Pathfinders Edu. Consultancy

Solution to Your Transcripts Issues with OAU and ETX, Our Job at Pathfinders Edu. Consultancy
You are on this page either because you want to request for your transcripts from OAU and you want to know how to go about that to escape all the stress and delays you have heard and read about, or you have already requested for the transcripts but it’s taking too long to be delivered to where you need them and you need to do something fast so you don’t miss an opportunity. If any of these is the reason why you are reading this, then rest assured you are on the right website and here is where you find the solution to every issue you need to attend to about your transcripts from the level of requesting for them to the level of delivery, and also to the level of verification of the evaluated results (if that applies to you.)
Pathfinders Edu. Consultancy (PEC) also helps you in doing your clearance in school, we can help you collect your certificate and get them couriered to you wherever you are or to the institution where you need them. When you need your certificate stamped and signed by the school (certificate verification) we can help you do that and get the verified certificate forwarded back to you or to the institution where you need it. We also can help you get your English Proficiency attestation from the school. In fact, whatever it is you need to do that is within OAU, you can always depend on PEC for swift response and fast delivery. We have been doing this since 2011, so it is okay to believe we are good at what we do and we are the best at it.
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Monday, 17 February 2020


OAU, JAMB, CAPS Admission Statuses and Acceptance Fees: The Dysfunctions
Obviously, the relationship between OAU and JAMB on their shared functions of offering admissions and approving the admissions offered is not working well for OAU right now. OAU has always been the last school to offer admission to her aspirants and have them resume school, but things have already gone beyond slow this year because now after the schools’ offering of the provisional admissions, JAMB will still have to scrutinize the candidates’ qualifications for the provisional admissions offered to them to make sure they earn the admission either by merit or somehow else. But OAU was again and expectedly slow to offer the provisional admissions and upload them to JAMB portal when other schools in the country were doing theirs, now JAMB has been so busy with the 2020 UTME activities that they barely have the time to do anything on CAPS for the 2019 session. This is why so many of the statuses of OAU applicants are yet to change at all since the beginning of the year’s admission processes, even when the registration for the 2020 UTME is about to be closed.
As planned in the academic calendar released earlier on, OAU started the payment of Acceptance Fee last week, which led to a lot of complaints at the OAU admissions office by applicants who are due for admission but are yet to be congratulated on CAPS.  The school had to stop the payment of the Acceptance Fee again because it became obvious to them that even many of the candidates whose admission are with the Second Batch are yet to be approved for admission by JAMB—even when OAU had offered them the provisional admission. In fact the admitted names OAU uploaded on their e-portal the same week they started the payment of Acceptance Fee are only names on the First Batch of admission, which means the few names on the Second Batch that have been approved for admission by JAMB cannot see their names on OAU portal yet as admitted, and they can’t make any payment as admitted students. All these can only mean that OAU applicants will still have to be patient. I don’t know how OAU wants to fasten this processing of the rest of the Second Batch and the whole of the Third Batch in just this little time left, but I now it’s either they fasten the admission processes up really fast or they postpone the date they had initially fixed for resumption—the latter is however most likely to be the case, because there is no way the resumption would go on anyways while many qualified candidates are yet to be approved for admission.
Like I always say at this time of every OAU’s admission year, please if you are still waiting on OAU and JAMB to work on your admission, it is advisable you obtain another UTME form for yourself just to be on the safe side. Because it would be unfortunate if UTME registration closes and OAU ends up not offering you an admission. You should know OAU’s admission processing can’t be assured by 100% no matter what kind of processing you are using. Unless your CAPS already says “ADMISSION IN PROGRESS, PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER”, if anyone assures you 100% that you will be admitted, they are only bluffing! I mean, they may be so sure you will be admitted, but a genuine person would have at least a little doubt, and that little doubt should be enough to let you know that you should register for another UTME to be on the safer side. If you are eventually offered an admission, the money you spent on registering for another UTME wouldn’t kill you.

Monday, 10 February 2020


Updates on OAU’s Undergraduate Admission
This is the time when everyone starts to hear different things about OAU’s admission—some of which could be true, but they mostly are fabricated by people who don’t know what’s actually going on and people who are really anxious about their admission processing and would say anything about the admission processes and make it sound like the most official statement. I will start clearing some rumors currently going around about OAU’s undergraduate admission—involving UTME and DE applicants. While my next write-up would be to clear the rumors about OAU’s postgraduate admission—involving PGD, Masters, MSc, MPhil, PhD and MBA.
I must importantly tell the undergraduates that—contrary to what’s been said around—OAU is yet to open the school’s portal for the payment of acceptance fees! OAU only recently uploaded the names on their First Batch of admission to the school’s portal, and these are the applicants offered admission from September/October last year to December same year. The ones offered admission so far this year cannot have their names on the school’s portal just yet, as they belong to the Second Batch, and the uploading of the Second Batch have not even gone so far. Which means there are still many applicants that will surely be admitted but are yet to be admitted with the Second Batch, but are yet to even see anything changed on their CAPS. So even the resumption date already set might be postponed due to this delay in the updating of admission statuses.
To clear the confusion about the Lists again, I will like to start by pointing out that the uploading and updating of the Third Batch (VC List) can never be a delay on the resumption, as the list is never much and can be uploaded in just a matter of hours and updated to admitted in just a matter of days. Because the list is usually drawn from gathering the spots of people who were offered admission on the initial lists but didn’t accept the admission. These admission spots will be collated after the payment of acceptance fees has been closed to the public. The admissions will be offered to other applicants who are in one way or the other connected to the VC or connected to someone who is connected to the VC; which is why they call the list the VC List—it solely and directly belongs to the VC, the VC determines who gets on the it. The people that will be on this list will surely be few and they can be exempted from been cut off by the cutoff marks of the departments they have been offered admission to.
I must briefly state here that that is almost how the Second List works too, but only with the slight difference that with the Second List is what the DE applicants’ names offered admission are released. Which means the Second List is for DE applicants that have been considered for admission, and the UTME and Remedial programmes applicants who don’t have the score that beats the cutoff mark of the department they have chosen and they have been transferred to another department or a slot was used for them to keep them in the department they have chosen anyways (because someone of high office is showing interest in them—which is how slots works). Also be reminded that the First List is for people who beat the cutoff mark of the department they have chosen—either by merit, or by catchment area or by ELDS. So by now, you can know which list you will have to belong if you are an applicant.
You may have been hearing it from everywhere—even from OAU member staffs that admission processes are over and all lists have been released; and yes, this is true! But then, not so true. True because, OAU has indeed released all lists belonging to the admissions board (the First List and Second List) to JAMB remaining just the Third List that belongs to the VC only, but JAMB must scrutinize and approve all admissions offered, which is why a lot of people’s CAPS still remain the same as from day one. If your CAPS is yet to change from anything to anything at all since the admission processes began (if it still says “NO ADMISSION GIVEN YET), please calm down, it can only mean your page has not been worked on at all, like at all! And it will be worked on, it must be worked on! If your own CAPS says “ADMISSION IN PROGRESS, CHECK BACK LATER”, please know that you have already been offered a provisional admission by the school, and JAMB is currently scrutinizing your qualification for the admission offered, if you are qualified for the admission—either by marks or by slot (somebody in a high office showing interest in you), your status can only change from that to “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE BEEN OFFERED ADMISSION”. But if you are not qualified for the provisional admission offered by your school or you have not uploaded your O/Levels, or you don’t have the required O/Level results, or you have not been considered for admission at all by your school, these are the times “NOT ADMITTED” will be on your CAPS. So if you currently have AIP on your CAPS, please relax a little, it can barely change to “NOT ADMITTED”. SO do not mind anyone who tells you admission processes are over, admission processes are still very on, and thousands of people will still be offered admission—even this February, as it’s still about the Second Batch now. We wish you the very best of luck as you await seeing something good on your CAPS.

Thursday, 6 February 2020


Vital Information for All UTME Admission Seekers
Please, if in the course of uploading your O/Level results to JAMB’s website you uploaded any subject having any grade lesser than C, this information is for you and it is very important you do what you will be told now to do lest you want to lose your chances of being offered admission. I was in a discussion with an officer in charge of loading admission statuses to CAPS, she said to me in our discussion about admission processes and I quote:
“so  many  candidates  who  have  been  considered  for admission by  the  school they applied to  will end up losing their  admission  offer  based  on  their misunderstanding  of JAMB’s  instruction  on  the  uploading  of  their  O/Level results;  JAMB  requires  them  to  upload  only  the  subjects they  passed  at  the  minimum  of  the  grade  C,  but  many just  went  ahead  to  upload  all  their  results,  including  the ones  they  have  grades  lesser  than  C  in.  Any uploaded result  having  any  subject  with  a  grade  lesser  than  C  will not  be  seen  by  the  admission  officers  as  JAMB  has programmed the software to not load any uploaded result having any grade lesser than a C.”
Trust me, I asked her the question you could be thinking of right now, and the question is, would the admission officer not see the candidate’s full results in the result printout scanned and uploaded to the site? She answered the question shaking her head! “No, we don’t see the scanned and uploaded papers, we only see the results inputted in the boxes provided on the site.”
This is what makes this information vital to all admission seekers as many applicants when they were trying to make sure they uploaded all their subjects have uploaded subjects in which they didn’t have at least a C, to go against JAMB’s instruction to them on uploading only the subjects they passed at credit level. So, if you uploaded any grade lesser than a C to JAMB’s website, please go back to the CBT center and make amends. If you do not need the subject in your 5 required subjects core to the course you have applied to, please go and remove it! It won’t let your results visible to the admission officer who will upload your admission status, hence you will be perceived as not qualified for the admission offer. But if you need the subject in the 5 required subjects core to the course you have applied to, you will have to take some chances here. You will still have to go and change the grade you have in such subject to a C and wait for what happens when you are offered admission and you are asked to undergo the credentials screening in your school. The school could change your admission offer to another department that does not necessarily require such subject. What matters is gaining the admission first. When you have been offered admission, you can change to another course if your papers don’t qualify you for the course you are initially offered admission to. Please act on this information fast. Goodluck.

Monday, 3 February 2020


“Transfer Approval” and “Admission Eligibility Newly Introduced on CAPS: The Possible Effects
JAMB insists the reason for the introduction of CAPS is to monitor all admission processes, to make sure that: applicants can only get an admission they are qualified for; and no applicant can get multiple admissions while there are others looking for one.  Judging by how JAMB has been introducing new functions on CAPS every now and then, one can have the impression that JAMB knows what they are doing with CAPS just as they knew what they were doing when they introduced all sort of things like biometrics, CBT, CCTV watch in exam halls and so on, to UTME just to eradicate the malpractice of the exam. We all know how candidates used to have issues knowing whether their O/Levels were uploaded to CAPS during registration or not, and how since JAMB introduced the O/Level sections on CAPS, everyone can just click on the function to see whether their O/Levels are there on the web or not; see how that has been made easy. But as good as the strives of JAMB is on CAPS and the introduction of the newest function on CAPS—Transfer Approval and Admission Eligibility, what effects would these functions have on the applicants—OAU aspirants especially?
The introduction of Transfer Approval is good for aspirants of OAU, as usually, OAU doesn’t automatically offer applicants admission to a department they have not applied to. Please notice the emphasis on automatically, because I said that to mean unless you are using a slot or something like that, if you are not qualified for the course you have chosen, OAU will not consider you for another course which you are qualified for. And I must say here again that the course OAU considers you for is always the course on your application as at when the Post-UTME registration begins. Although previously, it used to be the course on your application as at when Post-UTME results are released, which means candidate used to have the opportunity to change courses after writing their Post-UTME before their results are released, and the new course will be the one to appear on their OAU portal (instead of the old course), which is what they would be considered for admission on. This is because OAU used to take data from JAMB more than once, unlike now that OAU takes data from JAMB just once. It means whatever you have on your JAMB portal by when Post-UTME registration begins will be what will appear on your OAU portal, which is what you will be considered for.

But with JAMB’s introduction of Transfer Approval, JAMB can independently transfer a candidate from one department (they are not qualified for) to another department they may have the qualifications of, so they can be processed for such department. This is very good, but not good for OAU aspirants who slots are used for to a course with a cutoff higher than their score. It would only mean slots can barely work anymore—which is very bad. Slots can now work for aspirants only when they are not qualified for the course they have on their portal and they don’t want the course JAMB is trying to transfer them to, so they are given a slot to another department which they also must be qualified for, which is the only way slots will work henceforth. This is good for business as a tutorial master, as our tutorial candidates can now have higher hopes of admission without having to use a slot, but bad for business as a runsman as we don’t get to have so much candidates needing slots anymore. But whichever way, we are still happy as the primary goal here is that our candidates are admitted.

The introduction of Admission Eligibility to CAPS is the newest function to add to the web, and I can already tell it’s a very good one. Good one because aspirants and their wards won’t have to wait on an admission that will never be given again. You just check your eligibility for the course you are under consideration for, and if you don’t have three green boxes carrying yes, yes and yes in them, you already know you can’t be offered admission to that course, this is when you need a slot—the only place left which slots can still work. Your slot person will just need to get a slot for you to another department which cutoff you beat; you see how easy it suddenly got to process admission? You are carried along in every process, instead of being left in the dark as it used to be years ago. Kudos to JAMB. But if you are an aspirant currently on slots, it’s advisable you talk to your slot person ASAP to know how the new development will be affecting you or has affected you, and re-strategize on the new thing to do.

Thursday, 30 January 2020


What Direct Entry Applicants Must Know About OAU
Forget whatever you have been told or you have read about OAU not offering Direct Entry (DE) admission to applicants who graduated from certain schools, or OAU being sentimental about the polytechnic and colleges they offer admission to their alumni who want to further in OAU as DE; OAU is a lot of things no one likes, but OAU is not selective of the schools they offer admission to their alumni! As a matter of fact, alumni of any school—so long it is an accredited school—can be admitted to OAU at any session, only that they will have to earn it; how to earn it or how they didn’t earn is what so many applicants don’t understand, which is why they end up concluding they weren’t offered admission because OAU doesn’t offer admission to alumni of their schools. This is absolutely not a fact!
OAU is only selective of your grade points and your class of graduation, and of whether the course you studied in your former institution is accredited or not, and whether your school is accredited or not. If all of these are okay, then you have only one thing left between you and your admission—the delivery of your transcripts and other documents to the admissions office before the admission processes begin! OAU takes the transcripts so seriously that no matter how much your grade points and other things qualify you for the admission, if your transcripts and other required documents are not submitted to the admissions office on time, you will definitely not be offered the admission. And this is where most of the DE applicants that are not admitted always get it wrong; they just fill their DE forms online and sit waiting to be told that they have been offered admission. It doesn’t work that way!
So if you are a DE applicant aspiring for OAU, please know that the school you did you previous programme at is not necessarily what determines whether or not OAU will offer you admission, what determines it mostly is the delivery of your transcripts to the admissions office on time, with other little things put in place. I should also use this medium to inform you that it is not assured any year whether OAU will conduct a form of test on the DE applicants or not, because they always fluctuate about that per year. So prepare thinking they will, and if they end not conducting any test, your preparation is never a waste. I the meantime, I wish you all the best in your endeavors to get admitted to OAU.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Transcripts Stress and Transcripts Scam with ETX: OAU Causes and Allows Them (TAGS: ETX, OAU, TRANSCRIPTS, NAIRALAND, GOOGLE, WES, IQAS, VERIFICATION)

Transcripts Stress and Transcripts Scam with ETX: OAU Causes and Allows Them
Earlier last week, I was asked by one of the old alumni of OAU—who had read many of my criticisms of OAU and ETX on their transcripts service—if I feel safe knowing that there will surely be people in the management of the two of OAU and ETX who read what I write about them all the time on how they exploit and stress the alumni community out with their transcripts services. I know this too, and I’ve long known the answer to the question about my safety. I feel safe, and that’s not because I have anything or anyone assuring me that there will be no problem, but because I have the understanding that OAU—though an authoritative and a totalitarian institution now—still allows for criticisms. Even though they will do nothing about the criticisms to bring about betterment, they still let you tell what you want to tell. Which is probably why they just let me go on criticizing the school on everything they are doing badly without trying to punish me for being a loud blogger, and because I still enjoy that freedom of expression, then I will have to do this too!
My last one I published on how alumni of OAU suffer from the hands of ETX while they try to get their transcripts revealed the fact that the blame we put on ETX should not totally be on ETX—at least not 80% of it—as most part of the sufferings encountered with transcripts requests in OAU are caused by OAU and not necessarily by ETX as anyone who doesn’t know how the transcripts processes go would believe. To finish that part of revelation I did on the said publication is this realization I had late last night about how ETX collects people’s money and just cut them off like they just scammed them; I realized there is no way OAU doesn’t know about it, and below is why.
I don’t know how OAU and ETX share the transcripts money, but—being a businessperson myself—I want to believe ETX doesn’t just remit any amount of money or a fixed amount of money to OAU per time, payment has to be per order. OAU will have the percentage they collect on every order of transcripts made on ETX. Now this is where it gets funny: does OAU just collect their percentage of the payments on the order per time and not care how many of the orders were actually delivered? Yes that’s what I'm talking about! It can only mean OAU does just what ETX does too—collect money from ETX per order and gets less-concerned whether the orders are delivered or not. Charging the alumni too much for their transcripts and not even delivering the service or delivering it only when it’s too late is the biggest scam. It is a form of corruption, and ICPC and all other corruption-fighting agencies need to look into this already!

Monday, 20 January 2020

The Greatest Favour You Can Do Yourself as an Alumnus of OAU and Any Other OAU Alumnus You Know (TAGS: OAU, TRANSCRIPTS, NAIRALAND, EPORTAL, WES, ETX, IQAS, ECE, ECA, GOOGLE, EVALUATION, VERIFICATION)

The Greatest Favour You Can Do Yourself as an Alumnus of OAU and Any Other OAU Alumnus You Know
I will say this and I will be as straight forward as possible about it, the greatest favour you can do yourself as an alumnus of OAU and any other OAU alumnus you know right now—whether you like them or not—is to try to get your transcripts now (if you have never), and advise the OAU alumnus you know to try to request for their transcripts in advance too (if they have never). You all need to try to get your transcripts before you’ll actually be needing them, just so you know before the need for the transcripts becomes urgent what you are prone to getting into by the time you will really be needing the transcripts. I say this because:
Firstly, everyone gets to need their transcripts eventually, either for employment purposes, job promotion purposes, further education purposes or traveling purposes, so if there is anyone who has never requested for their transcripts before, it’s only a matter of time, they will need to, and they would surely suffer for it if you don’t pass this message to them or they see this message and see it as mere say. This is not a mere say!
Secondly, every other time, right from when transcripts request services were done manually to this time that it’s now digitally done, OAU always try to come up with something new that would make it look like their transcripts services are about to get better, but over my 2 years of running manual transcripts processing for people and 3 years since OAU switched the transcripts services to digital—which I’ve also been helping people on for that long now, there has been no time that OAU brought up something new to make the transcripts services get better that it actually got better, it just always gets worse instead of getting better. I'm saying, OAU’s transcripts services which I have been into for 5 years now does not ever get better, it only gets worse! So if you are an alumnus who has never gotten his/her transcripts before or you know an alumnus who has never gotten their transcripts before, do them and yourself this great favour, request for your transcripts now—even if it’ for you to just have a copy of it for unofficial use, and enjoin them to do so too. Just do it.
I must also put this in for alumni whose date of graduation has been as far back as before 2010 and have never gotten their transcripts before, I want you to know OAU does not have your results on any electronic database right now, every of your results and in papers in some unsecured room at your department. Just imagine fire catching where these results are someday; just forget about ever getting a transcript from OAU sir/ma. Also, for alumni whose graduation date falls between 2010 and 2018, your results are on the eportal, yes, but I regret to tell you that the database (called isis) hosting your results to eportal crashed in 2018 (with no backup), and the crashed affected results of most of the faculties in the school, only few students’ results from these faculties escaped the crash. Though a new database was introduced by mid-2019 (I can’t remember what it’s called right now), but please know that it is likely—just like the people who graduated decades ago—OAU does not have your results on the new database, your results are only on papers in a safe OAU thinks is safe but not really safe. Should anything happen to the room these results are kept, finished!
Come to think of it, a staff even said to me one time and I quote: “we move from buildings to buildings and offices to offices every time, in the process of moving, documents get lost”; are you thinking what I'm trying to make you thing about that statement and your documents? To cut the long story short, just help yourself and your OAU alumni friends you know, order for your transcripts now, advise them to order for their transcripts too. It doesn’t have to be when you’ll need it and then the unavailability of your transcripts or the delay in providing them would be why you lose your chance to move forward in an endeavour. A word is enough.

Thursday, 16 January 2020


Transcripts Delay in OAU, Where the Problems Are
Going online to see how you can get your transcripts from OAU to where you need them, but all you come across to read are bad reviews on how overly expensive and extremely slow or impossible the transcripts services are with OAU and the little company handling their transcripts services—ETX (which you have no other choices but to order your transcripts through), bad reviews posted by alumni who are angry about the services because they have been frustrated, exploited and made to lose one opportunity or two. Yes, those complaints are actually true, many of these people have requested for their transcripts on the website and they didn’t get them delivered at all and they heard nothing from nowhere—not from ETX nor from OAU—on why their transcripts were not delivered. ETX just collected their money and left them to wait forever to hear that their transcripts have been delivered, and have them give up when forever refused to come, and they got tired of hoping their transcripts get delivered when they are still useful.
In the midst of all these delay of your transcripts, you have only one side to be angry at—ETX, and that is understandable, as they are the side you paid to, and the one who was supposed to keep in contact with you every now and then to keep you updated on what’s happening about your transcripts processing, but they don’t do this. The communication is reduced to almost zero just after you have paid for the transcripts request. But truth be told? Other than ETX not communicating with their customers, the blame of whatever is happening to your transcripts to delay the delivery or make the delivery never happen is not the fault of ETX! The Exams and Records, the typing room and your department are the three major reasons why your transcripts may never be delivered or be delivered only when you don’t need them anymore for the purpose which you ordered them.
As much as I know, ETX prints your transcripts application in a matter of two to three days that you submitted your request for your transcripts and your payment is confirmed, they submit this application to the OAU staff in charge of your faculty to fetch for your records to see if your results are there or go fetch for them at your department if they aren’t. But these staffs just sit in their open office and chat over topics that are in no way related to work while there are files on their desks untreated. These files would stay months on their table without getting any attention, and if your file will be getting any attention at, you will be lucky if they find your results on your records with them, because if they don’t, that means they will have to write a letter to your department requesting for your results, and that can only mean your transcripts processing just reached where it can never move forward anymore. You can only wait and get tired of waiting!
If you are lucky that the staff in charge of your faculty does their work and actually submit a letter to your department asking for your result (which is almost impossible), just know that the letter is going to stay months with the person in charge of fetching for results at your department with no attention (if it would ever get any attention at all), and if it does get any attention, you will be lucky if they don’t encounter any problem at all while fetching for your results. Because any problem as small as them not finding the result of a course you took would make them drop your work and not attend to it anymore ever. Say you are lucky and no problem was encountered, your results are collated and authorized by the appropriate people in your department, the next problem is that no one is ready to take the results to Exams and Records where your collated results will be taken to where they will be typed into transcripts, neither would anyone at Exams and Records come down to your department to collect the results. Your collated results just sleep and wake at your department waiting for a miracle that may never happen.
If a miracle happens and someone actually gets your results to Exams and Records, your papers are in another trap that will hold it down for several weeks. The job of Exams and Records at this point is to take the collated results to the typing room so they furnish it into transcripts, but they wouldn’t do this even when it’s as easy as just carrying a file to the next room. And when they eventually do, your file is going to have to sit in the typing room for several weeks again before it finally gets typed. After getting typed, the Exams and Records staff in charge of your faculty only need to carry the file to ETX where your typed transcripts will be cross-checked for errors and authorized for sending if found perfect. But the staff will leave your work at the typing room and not carry it. And this is exactly why your transcripts don’t get delivered at all or get delivered when it’s too late or almost too late. You can see now the problems are not really with ETX we like to blame for them. ETX sends your transcripts almost as soon as it’s ready and taken to them for dispatch. The problems are with Exams and Records, your department, and the typing room.
To not talk about problems and not recommend possible ways of solving these problems to make possible a swift transcript exchange service in OAU, I will have to close with these: yes, the idea of electronic transcript services is a very good one, and ETX is okay for the job, but ETX needs to keep the communication with their clients going till the transcripts are delivered. Clients need to know what stage their works are and what is happening to them. Also, there has to be external auditing bodies to audit per week the number of jobs done by everyone involved in the transcripts processes compared to the number of applications submitted to them, and sanctions for anyone found lagging behind a set percentage of work that must have been done by the end of the week. This way, the nonchalance amongst the staffs of OAU wouldn’t delay people’s dream for too long.

Monday, 13 January 2020


The Wise UTME Applicant
As the registration for the 2020/2021 UTME has been declared open today 13th of January, 2020, here is a thing everyone who is going to apply for the exam must know before registering for the exam and be careful of in their process of registering for the exam, because eh, it is alarming the number of people who lose the admission they so much deserve because they wrote wrong combination of subjects in their O/Level exams, have wrong or incomplete O/Level results in comparison with their choices of course in their UTME, and wrong subject combination in their UTME subjects registration. It would shock you too that to avoid these unfortunate cases is why JAMB makes sure everyone has access to the brochure that gives details on the schools, courses and the subjects they require in O/Levels and in the UTME, but because students must be negligent mostly, they go ahead to register courses and choose subjects based on their personal interests in the courses and their sentiments for the subjects they like to write in the UTME, and then high score but no admission is what ends it many times.
Most applicants of UTME don’t study the brochure before registering for the exam! And this does not mean they have enough information on the school they are choosing and their choices of course too. The funny part of making these mistakes that always cost them their admission they deserve is how applicants just go to the computer guys and start registering for their UTME based on the information the computer guys give them, not knowing that most of these computer guys are just like them—they don’t study the brochure too! They just provide information based on the little knowledge they have while registering for somebody else not quite long.
Requirements differ from schools to schools, and an applicant needs to talk to an educational consultant before registering for the exam. It would even be better if the consultant they get to talk to is around the school they are applying to; as these consultants always have the untold information about the school and the departments. For instance, many computer guys and many aspirants who like to study Management and Accounting (MAC) in OAU don’t know it is important they have one of Government, Geography and History in their O/Levels, and they must write at least one of the three in their UTME. So it means anyone who wants to study MAC in OAU must write and pass Economics, English Language, Mathematics, Government or History or Geography, and one science-related subject in their O/Levels, and they must—in addition to the compulsory Use-of-English—write Economics, Mathematics and one of Government, History and Geography in their UTME. Many of the students apply to MAC without having any of Geography, History and Government in the O/Levels, many of them fail to write any of these subjects in their UTME too, they just think one of Commerce, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Civil Education e.t.c should be the subject they need not any Arts or Social Sciences subjects. So they already start losing their admission from when they start registering for the UTME.
If you are an applicant, study the brochure, talk to people who can give you intel about your choices of school and courses before heading to the computer guys to commence registration. Before commencing registration, be sure already what schools you are choosing, the courses you are choosing and your subject combinations, don’t get to the computer house and leave the computer guys to be making those decisions for you. Be informed and be decisive.  Don’t by yourself deny yourself of admission just because you couldn’t spare some minutes to study the brochure and talk to people who know better. A word is enough for the wise.

Friday, 10 January 2020


New Year, New ETX, New OAU Transcripts Request Services
I entered the usual ETX website just recently only to realize they have moved to another website. I wanted to be surprised, but I wasn’t, and that is because as we entered the New Year, I knew there was going to be something new ETX would introduce to make their transcripts exchange services better, or at least make it look like it’s better or getting better.
It would be unfair to not commend that ETX’s introduction of another website is a good thing, but to not be too fair and then start covering the truth that needs to be told about the inefficiency of ETX’s transcripts exchange services, a new website is actually not what ETX and the alumni of OAU who deal with them need at this point. What ETX needs the most right now is a better connection between them and the Exams and Records and all the Departments in the school, as those are the places transcripts processing begin to not get the proper attention they need for them to be swiftly delivered, and what the alumni need the most is a better service which has to include: post-payment ETX-customer relations (ETX needs to stop muting on their clients just after they have made payments), and swift delivery of transcripts to where they are needed.
Though the old website has a better user interface and easier-to-understand functions than the new, but the new—though extremely complicated and definitely built by people who don’t place understandability high on the job on the website—shows promises of better communication with clients, and a fair reduction in prices too, unlike the previous pricing system that’s an extreme rip off. It’s too early to tell if the New Year and the new website would mean better transcripts exchange services for ETX, because people are actually sick and tired of OAU and ETX jointly giving them problems beyond what evaluation bodies like WES, IQAS and the rest of them put them through. Let’s just hope this trial to get better really works out.

Monday, 6 January 2020


Admission Spree for OAU Applicants
The 2019/2020 admission session has to be the most delayed admission processes in OAU in the recent times! So delayed it has gotten every aspirant worried about whether they are going to be eventually admitted or not. Some are in fact already planning on obtaining another UTME/DE form. Even people like me who are in the system are only holding on to the knowledge we have of the fact that it’s only about 20% of the admission lists that have been uploaded on CAPs as admitted, and the school still needs to admit more applicants; no, I meant so much more applicants.
I have written in a previous write-up why there have been delays in the admission processes this year than it usually was, and the reason for that are the activities that have been going on on campus since November 2019, which involved every department and every staff. Thereby causing the delay in the school updating of statuses on CAPS to the level it would be left to JAMB to approve the admission the school offered and change the statuses to “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE BEEN ADMITTED…”but all these have been delayed just because OAU wasn’t ready for it, and now the school is ready, and they have continued on the updating of admission statuses on CAPS since last Saturday.
I personally believe this week and next are going to be for uploading the remaining of the First Batch and then the Second Batch of the admitted lists will be uploaded towards the end of January. Then anytime in February, we expect the Third Batch to be uploaded after the ones on the First and Second Batches have been asked to pay their Acceptance Fees and the admission offered to the ones who didn’t accept the admission or couldn’t pay the Acceptance Fees have been retrieved and offered to new people that would be on the VC List, after which the Freshmen will be resuming to school. These processes as described can only look long now, but it can’t take that long anymore since the school is resuming by February ending with the freshmen coming in first. It means for students to resume by then, admission must have been offered to enough people to call in for resumption.
If your CAPS status has been “NOT ADMITTED YET” all the while, just keep checking it on daily basis as this month and latest the early weeks of next month have to be when your status changes, and if your own status has been “ADMISSION IN PROGRESS, CHECK BACK LATER” for a while now, please check almost every hour of everyday, because it changes to “CONGRATULATIONS, ADMITTED…” so fast you may miss the joy when it’s hot, and you shouldn’t miss the joy of your admission when it’s hot. You worked hard to earn that joy, and you’ve been looking forward to it for so long. I wish everyone the best of luck as the admission processes go on. But if you still have to do a thing or two to facilitate your admission and you haven’t, please get up now and do something before it’s too late. Call PEC on 08139534187 for inquiries and help. It would surprise you how seriously we take your matter and guide you towards gaining your admission.