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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

OAU Merging the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 Admission Sessions Together: How Would if Affect the 2021/2022 JAMBITES? [TAGS: NAIRALAND, OAU, ADMISSION, POSTUTME, POST-UTME, DE, POSTJAMB, PAST-JAMB]

OAU Merging the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 Admission Sessions Together: How Would if Affect the 2021/2022 JAMBITES?

The COVID-19 pandemic happened and changed almost everything about education as we used to have it, and it is okay that, instead of continuing waiting for when the pandemic would be over and everything would go back to how they used to be, we as Nigerians are improvising and making things happen for us by all means. Same can be said about our schools, the higher institutions that had lost a whole academic session to the pandemic while the admission session never stopped running had found a way to make sure the academic session meets up with the admission session by cancelling one academic session that had lost most part of it to the pandemic, and by merging the admission session of the cancelled academic session with another admission session so everything would balance. That is, although we do not have the 2020/2021 academic session anymore, but we are marrying the admissions of the 2020/2021 session to the admissions of the 2021/2022 session to make the admission session and the academic session up to date. This is not a new thing for many schools in Nigeria; UI has been there, OAU has been there, UNILORIN has been there, UNIBEN has been there, so it is not a new thing at all. But when it comes to OAU and how they want to process their admissions for the 2021/2022 academic session, what effects would this have on the OAU JAMBITES of 2021/2022.

Everyone knows by now that OAU only want to admit 40% of their NUC yearly quota from the 2021/2022 JAMBITES. This is because 60% of the said quota had already been admitted from the 2020/2021 JAMBITES, so that the admitted candidates from the admission sessions can resume for the 2021/2022 academic session. This is a good thing for the 2020/2021 JAMBITES whose academic session was cancelled as they wouldn’t have to lose their admission just because their academic session was cancelled. But this is not good at all for the JAMBITES who would be hoping for OAU’s admission with the 2021/2022 UTME, pre-varsity and diploma programmes; OAU is only admitting a few of them. Let me put this in a better perspective, let us assume the NUC quota for OAU is 15,000 yearly, the implication of this would be that OAU had already admitted 60% of the 15,000 from the 2020/2021 JAMBITES, and that equals 9,000 admissions offered already, meaning the 2021/2022 admissions would only be offered to 6,000 candidates. That is not even up to half of what OAU usually admit per normal session. This means if 100,000 people took the OAU Post-UTME and 50,000 are eligible for admission, and 20,000 beat the departmental cut-off to qualify them for their department of choice, it would mean only 6,000 of the qualified 20,000 would be admitted. So in a nutshell, the 2021/2022 admission would not be about who has the cut-off, it would also be able who knows who.

What would also make the 2021/2022 admission process extremely difficult is the fact that OAU would want to consider all their qualified pre-degree and JUPEB students first, and this number alone often take up to 3,000. The remaining would be for UTME and DE (from other schools). How would 3,000 admissions cover any good portion of the number of people that had already applied to OAU in the 2021/2022 UTME and DE screening and they currently haven’t gotten the information that OAU is only admitting just about 6,000 from the large number? We can only hope OAU doesn’t delay their admission processes this year, so that the ones that are not admitted would know their fates early and quickly opt for change of institution before other schools close their screening. Let’s also be prepared for the war, because that is what OAU admission is going to be this year… a war.



Wednesday, 18 August 2021

How Better is TPS Doing Than ETX in Handling OAU’s Transcripts Services? [OAU, TRANSCRIPTS, NAIRALAND, GOOGLE, WES, IQAS, VERIFICATION]

How Better is TPS Doing Than ETX in Handling OAU’s Transcripts Services?

It’s been a few weeks since TPS has been in charge of OAU’s transcripts services, and it’s been quite a thing to write about. We wrote about ETX to tell where they were lagging, we wrote about ETX to tell where they were acing it, and we shall continuing doing same with TPS too to always appreciate what they are doing to get better with delivering alumni transcripts and what they are doing badly. Reason for this is because there is a standard that transcripts delivery of a school as OAU should meet and in fact can meet, and not until this standard is achieved we cannot see any transcripts service as efficient. I mean, who says transcripts delivery cannot be possible within 24 hours if it is electronics, within 3 days if it is courier and within Nigeria, and within 3 weeks if it is courier and outside of the country? Who says we can’t have this level of efficiency in OAU? Of course we can, but the problem is how OAU is still very paper-centric even in this 21st century that everything is electronics.

The paper orientation OAU has is why most results of the alumni from ages when results were pasted on walls are still in just papers at the Exams and Records, and the results of the alumni of the ages of eportal that are on electronic database are never complete on the database because every new database they introduce keeps crashing almost every four years. I reiterate, that OAU is yet to transfer the old results that were on papers to electronics and that they are yet to have a dependable database to accommodate all the old results and the new results are two of the major reasons why people don’t get their transcripts when they need them, it is also why ETX couldn’t do their function well as a company previously in charge of the transcripts service for 5 or 6 years there. Although ETX had their own incompetence too, coupled with the negligence of the OAU staffs at the Transcripts Department that are put in charge of the files and all, but scattered and lost results are majorly why ETX couldn’t work. It is also why TPS started like they were about to make a change, but in just about 6 weeks, TPS is functioning like ETX too. We can’t expect anything to get better if we do things the same way. We can change from ETX to TPS or to USB or to TSD… whatever, if OAU remains how they’ve been, transcripts services would remain the same.

To not criticize TPS without talking about what they do better, I’d say their service for the first four weeks after they took over was awesome; in fact all the transcripts I applied for where delivered in lesser than two weeks. This was a thing we were all happy about until they became another ETX. Now we have people whose transcripts order has been hanging at “Payment Received” for several weeks (a typical ETX behaviour). Also, TPS stopped replying mails sent to them too or they would send a generic message to people (another ETX behaviour). We can only hope it doesn’t get worse. 


 

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

OAU JUPEB and Pre-Degree Entrance Registration for 2021/2022 Admission on Now [TAGS: NAIRALAND, GOOGLE, OAU, ADMISSION, UTME, PREDEGREE, JUPEB, FORM, IFE]

OAU JUPEB and Pre-Degree Entrance Registration for 2021/2022 Admission on Now

For admission seekers with their 5 credit passes in their O/Levels and are interested in undertaking a pre-university programme to be admitted to 100 Level (with the combination of their O/Level, Pre-Degree and 2021/2022 UTME results) or to be admitted to 200 Level (with the combination of their O/Level and JUPEB results, and DE application), this is to inform you that OAU has opened their portal for the application for the two programmes which at completion would qualify you for admission considerations. You can apply for the Pre-Degree programme here and the JUPEB programme here. If you have issues on deciding which one of Pre-Degree and JUPEB you want to choose, read this article to get more information on the two programmes. If there is any other thing you need to know about this, you can call +23408139534187; we are happy to be of help.