JAMB UTME Negative Marking: What Candidates Must Know

February 19, 2019

Having covered the marking or scoring system being used by JAMB to grade candidates for UTME, I think there is a misconception here to be cleared.

Are you hearing about NAGATIVE MARKING are you want to be sure what it all about? How real is this regards UTME marking?

What is Negative Marking?

First let’s see what Negative Marking is.

Negative marking is the method of marking reportedly being used by some exams body to grade candidates. In this grading system, when a candidate misses one question, he is fined with a mark already scored.

In other words, if you got five questions rightly but missed two, the 2 will be deducted from your 5. Then, you’re left with 3.

Is this used by JAMB?

Is JAMB Using Negative Marking

The answer is simply no.

There is never any official release regards negative marking in the JAMB grading system.

It’s just a misconception dude.

This misconception has long being formulated by candidates seeking admissions.

But with all the existing statistics, there’s nothing like that.


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UTME Marking Scheme/Syetem: How JAMB Marks/Scores English and Other Subjects

February 19, 2019

You’re on the right page if you’re seeking answer to the question: how does JAMB calculate their marks? Candidates searching for: the correct JAMB marking scheme, grading secrete, average score or number of questions in JAMB UTME will find this piece resourceful too.

I’ve read a series of confusing posts on this topic before I researched into it and come up with something very official. I personally contacted JAMB officials and syllabus before I put this down. So, be rest assured that nothing is left out in this post. Yet, I make it as concise as possible for you.

I will break things down by subjects.

1. Method Used to Mark/Score English in UTME

Use of English is 100 questions in all. This means JAMB will set 100 questions for all candidates irrespective of your course.

But this doesn’t mean that the total score for the Use of English is 100 marks in all.

In fact, it’s 150 marks for this compulsory.

Let’s see this according to the official JAMB syllabus.

English Marking: Evaluation/Assignment

SECTION A: Comprehension/Summary
  • Two comprehension passages: 10 questions, 3 marks each = 30 marks
  • One cloze passage: 10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks
  • One reading text: 15 questions, 1 mark each = 15 marks
Total = 65 marks

SECTION B: Lexis Structure
  • Sentence interpretation: 10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks
  • Antonyms: 10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks
  • Synonyms: 10 questions, 1 mark each = 10 marks
  • Sentence completion: 20 questions, 1 mark each = 20 marks
Total = 70 marks

SECTION C: Oral Forms
  • Fifteen questions, 1 mark each 
Total score = 15 marks

Grand Total: 100 questions give 65 + 70 + 15 = 150 marks

Read also: JAMB UTME Negative Marking: What Candidates Must Know

2. Method Used to Mark Other Three Subjects UTME

Since you have other three subjects apart from English, below is the official marking scheme by JAMB

JAMB sets 50 questions each for the other subjects. Each of these questions is graded or awarded 1 mark.

Hence, three subjects = 150 questions (i.e 50 x 3)

150 questions = 150 marks.

Final Grading, Calculation or Computation

150 marks from English
150 marks from other three subjects

Total is 300 marks.

But UTME total score is 400? Then, why 300 marks here?

That’s the mystery that JAMB reserves to herself.

Each year, JAMB decides how to arrive at the final score for you.

Let’s see the possibility below in English Marking.

If you score 120 over 150 in English, JAMB may conclude to this calculation:
120/150 x 100 (in percentage)

Then, your mark will be 80%

Let’s consider the possibility below for each of other subjects.

If you score 35 over 50 in Chemistry (for example), JAMB may conclude to this calculation:
35/50 x 100 (in percentage)

Then, your mark will be 70%

The same in other two subjects…

Hence of each of the other two gives you 50%, you final score will be:

80 + 70 + 50 + 50 = 250

That’s 250 over 400

Conclusion

It’s easy to fall victim of those wrong information available on the net. But in actual fact, here is what you’ve been looking for. Kindly share with others!

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NDA: How to Gain Admission to Nigerian Defence Academy. Step By Step Guide

February 19, 2019

Quick Guide on NDA Admission Exercise.

I'd earlier answered some most asked questions on NDA in the post, “NDA: Answers to Students Questions on Nigerian Defence Academy Admission”. Seeing those answers can be the right place to start. So, I advise you read them and get back to continue reading this.

And if you're here for the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) - which is different from NDA, I suggest you click the link see if their form is currently on sales.

7 Steps to Gain Admission to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)

There are practically 7 steps to gain a stress-free admission to this school. Knowing this from the beginning will help you to have a seamless application and processing experiences.

In brief, the steps:
  1. Meet up with general requirements
  2. Applying with relevant SSCE results
  3. Choosing NDA in UTME
  4. Writing and scoring not less than 180 in UTME
  5. Register online for their form
  6. Take part in their Post UTME entrance exams
  7. If qualified and selected, take part in the interview
Let’s go into these in detail.

1. Meet Up with the General Requirements

Generally, make sure you possess and meet up with all these conditions. If there’s deficiency in any, don’t bother to obtain their form.
  1. Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old as at the month of August in the year of entry into the Academy. Note that candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry. Your birth certificate will be scanned and uploaded during the registration.
  2. Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.65 metres for female.
  3. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  4. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  5. Able to present a Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor. This will be scanned and uploaded during the online registration.

2. Apply with Relevant SSCE Results

You will need at least 5 credit passes in relevant O’level results.

Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE or GCE 'O' Level (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB) obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of your choice. Credit in English Language and Mathematics are compulsory for all courses.

You can also read their specific course SSCE requirements. You will need a PDF reader to open and read the page.

There, you will also find their list of courses.

3. Choose NDA in UTME

Do you need to choose NDA in UTME to obtain their form? No. It’s not compulsory but very advisable.

Even where NDA says you can obtain their form if you don’t select them in UTME, consider at least, selecting them as your second choice.

Where you don’t have any other school as most preferred, choose NDA as your first choice. This is because year in year out, more students are competing for the few spaces available at the school. The management, under normal circumstances, will want to consider those who select them before those who don’t.

And if you're not offered admission, there will still be time do a change of institutions to other schools.

4. Write and score not less than 180 in UTME

NDA has been consistent with 180 and above (cut off mark) for their applicants.

Scoring higher marks in JAMB is an added advantage to you though. Yet, once you have any mark from 180, you’re qualified for their application and their entrance exams.

Note that for this year admission, they draw different cut-off mark for different courses.

See: NDA Past Questions and Answers – 2010 till Date (Get a PDF File to your Email)

5. Register online for NDA Entrance Form

Just like you have to register for post UTME exercise of any other schools out there, NDA is no exception.

Differently, NDA doesn’t call theirs post UTME, it’s entrance exams registration.

This form will, however, be on sales even before JAMB form is out and it will run till JAMB form is closed for UTME applicants. So, you have a very long time to decide whether you want to obtain the form or not.

In other words, you don’t have to wait for when other schools are selling post UTME forms before you will buy their form. Please take note!

6. Write their Entrance Exams

Entrance exams usually scheduled for May yearly. But this date may change for any logistic reasons.

You will have to print your exams schedule slip prior to the exams and take part.

7. Take part in the Interview if Called

If you make it to this level, congratulations!

After your name is released among these selected for the interview, you must get ready and take part in the physical checking of your credentials and oral interview.

After this, will be the final list.

Conclusion

You have been reading your way to Kadnua since you started reading this piece. This post is the best guide you can find on NDA admission.

Strictly adhere to the advice on this page and regularly visit their website for updated information.

Read the post, “NDA: Answers to Students Questions on Nigerian Defence Academy Admission”. I might have covered your new question in that post.

If however, you still have more concerns, kindly drop your question in the comment section below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visit NDA admission application page to know if this year form is still on sales.

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WAEC: Answers to Students' Questions Before Obtain the Form or Use the Results for Admissions

February 19, 2019


Answers to your questions about WAEC; registration, exams, results, admission, certificate etc

You have a series of questions about WAEC. The post below will help you provide answers to your concerns.

1. What is WAEC?

WAEC is West African Examination Council. This is the examination body saddled with the responsibility of conducting Ordinary Level exams (O'level) for West African countries.

The five countries conducting WAEC are Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia.

The exam conducted by WAEC is called West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).


2. What are the series of exams conducted by WAEC?

At present, WAEC conducts three exams, namely:
  1. WASSCE May/June – this is called WAEC for internal candidates (school candidates) 
  2. WASSCE Jan/Feb – this is the first series exams for private candidates. The examination is conducted between January/February, beginning from 2018.
  3. WASSCE August/September – this is the second series for private candidates. Holding between August and September, the exam was formerly called WAEC GCE November/December.

3. Can I use WAEC results for local and foreign admission?

Yes.

As the matter of fact, WASSCE is mostly accepted senior secondary school result for admission to any higher institutions in Nigeria and abroad.

4. Can I combine two WAEC results for admissions?

Yes.

Two WASSCEs can be combined for admission. Such results can be two May/June sittings or two Private candidate sittings.

You can equally combine a school candidate sitting (i.e. May/June) with a private candidate result (Jan/Feb or Aug/Sept.)

However, some courses in Nigeria may not accept two sittings of any exams type e.g Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing (in certain universities). In this case, you can’t combine two results.

If you read the post, "12 Things You Must Know About NABTEB Before You Obtain the Form" or "School of Nursing, Health Tech and Hygiene: Answers to Students’ Questions on Admissions", you'll understand further why some schools or courses may not accept combined results.

5. Can I combine WAEC plus NECO results for Admission?

Yes.

Generally, all schools accept a combination of WAEC and NECO for admission except otherwise stated by such institution's admission adverts/notice.

If a school will not accept the two together, it will make it known in the JAMB brochure.

But if you must pursue courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing or you’re applying to a school of nursing; they may not accept such combination.

Find out from the school if those courses are your chases.

6. Can I use WAEC awaiting results for admission?

Yes.

Provided your result will be out before your proposed school starts admission processes.

This is well detailed in the post, "AWAITING RESULTS: Answers to Students' Questions on Admission"

7. How can I register for WASSCE?

To register for WASSCE May/June, you will need to visit any secondary school of your interest.

The school will give you their modalities and requirements to take part in their school candidates’ exams.

To register for WASSCE Jan./Feb. and August/September, visit the nearest internet café for the registration on its availability.

The café will do the registration for you.

NOTE that you can't do the registration yourself because it involves bio-metric scanning (using a finger-print machine) which we believe you wouldn't want to buy because of a single registration. That's why you'll need an internet cafe for the registration.


8. What are the subjects I can register for in WASSCE May/June or WASSCE Jan./Feb and August/September?

For the list of subjects for private candidates, see WAEC subjects page.

For the list of WASSCE subjects for school candidates, visit your secondary school of interest. They should give you the list of available subjects you can opt-in for.


9. How do I check my WASSCE result?

Follow the instructions at this link https://www.waecdirect.org/.  or our guide in the post, "8 Steps to Check WAEC (WASSCE) result on https://www.waecdirect.org"


10. How can I get WASSCE May/June timetable?

WAEC Timetable for May/June (school candidates) should be made available to you by your school.

A timetable for WASSCE Jan./Feb. and August/September can be downloaded online

11. How can I get WASSCE syllabus?

To get WASSCE syllabus for May/June school candidates, talk to your school exam officer.

For WASSCE Jan./Feb. and August/September, click here.

12. Where can I collect my WASSCE certificate?

If you’re a school candidate (who wrote May/June WAEC), go back to the school where you wrote your exams for the certificate.

Private candidates (who wrote former WAEC GCE November/December, or WASSCE Jan./Feb. and August/September should go to the WAEC office for the state where they wrote the exams.

13. What do I need to collect my WAEC private candidate result at WAEC office?

You’re required to go to WAEC office in the State you sat the examination with the following: Photo Card; Passport Photograph; Online Result Print Out & N3,550.

However, for certificates that have stayed in their custody for more than four years, candidates are to pay Custody Fee.

For the custody fee,
  • 5 to 9 years is N5,000
  • 10 to 14 years N10,000
  • 15 to 19 years N15,000
  • 20 years and above N20,000

14. How can I check my WAEC results FREE?

No way.

You can't check your WAEC results free. You should access WAEC checker PIN and Serial No. on the exams card provided for you during the exams. The ID is usually a plastic card. If you're a private candidate, it the details should be on your exams photocard.

You can also buy a scratch card or PIN from the nearest WAEC office or the internet cafe around you.

15. Is it true that WAEC results do expire after some certain years?

No.

WAEC results do not expire no matter how old it is.

You can any time use your results for admission, jobs and any official contest.

16. What is the importance of the QR code on the WAEC certificate and again, are there other means of checking the authenticity of the result if the QR code does not work?

Yes.

You can verify it online via https://www.waeconline.org.ng/verification/  It appears you already know the importance of the Quick Response (QR) Code on our certificates.


17. I have been trying to register someone for WAEC GCE since last week. It keeps saying "An error was encountered while saving details. Reason: invalid Image orientation. Please try again later. What is going on, please?

Please, check and ensure you have complied with our requirement for a passport photograph and its upload. If it persists, kindly contact our office nearest to you.
 

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15 Answers to Students Questions on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Admission

February 19, 2019
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Get quick Answers to all Your Questions on NDA

You’re reading this post to find answers to some or any of the following questions:
  1. What is Nigeria Defence Academy?
  2. Is NDA a university, polytechnic or college of education?
  3. What benefit do I have if I go to NDA instead of other universities?
  4. Does NDA use JAMB UTME result for admission?
  5. Is NDA government school or private?
  6. How can I apply for NDA form?
  7. What are their admission requirements?
  8. Can I apply as female Nigerian to NDA?
  9. Do they conduct entrance exams and what form does it take?
  10. Can I obtain their form as a direct entry applicant?
  11. Do Nigerian Airforce and Navy also have a university like NDA?

The post below will answer the entire questions and some others. But before answering your questions fully, let’s see the summary of how to gain admission to the University of Military called NDA.

Steps to Gain Admission to NDA

First, you must have required SSCE results, you must write JAMB and score national cut off mark (or declared by NDA), partake in their entrance exams and if selected, attend the interview.

That’s the summary of the road to NDA Kaduna. You can see the comprehensive guide in the post, "NDA: How to Gain Admission to the Nigerian Defence Academy. Step By Step Guide".

And if you're here for the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) - which is different from NDA, I suggest you click the link see if their form is currently on sales. 

Now to the questions,

Answers to your Questions on NDA

1. What is NDA?

The full meaning of NDA is Nigerian Defence Academy. This is a joint school by the Nigerian Defence Ministry. That is, under NDA, we have Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Airforce.

Hence, if you want admission to NDA, you’re allowed to select whether you want to be an officer of air-force, navy or army at the end of your course.

2. Is NDA a university, polytechnic or college of education?

NDA is like every other conventional university running the same courses or more. They’re not polytechnic or college of education.

When you’re done with your four- or five-year course at the school, you’re also awarded BSc, B.Tech etc depending on your course just like in any other university.

3. What benefit do I have if I go to NDA instead of other universities?

You can choose to remain with the Nigerian Army, Airforce or Navy or choose to work elsewhere in the world.

It seems as a direct engagement (job) with Nigerian Defence Ministry if you’re a graduate of NDA.

4. Is NDA government school or private?

NDA is approved, owned and administered by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

5. What are their admission requirements?

To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, a candidate must have the following:
  1. Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE (NECO, WAEC or GCE 'O' Level) obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choices. Credit in English Language and Mathematics.
  2. Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old as at the month of August in the year of entry into the Academy. Note that candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry.
  3. Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.65 metres for female.
  4. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  5. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  6. Present a Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor.
  7. Working knowledge of French Language will be an added advantage.

Full updated requirements can be found on the NDA application page.

6. Can I apply as a female Nigerian to NDA?

Yes.

However, as at the time of this post, NDA (for Nigerian Air Force category) has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.

7. How can I apply for NDA form?

Sales and filling of NDA form is online.

To see the details price, how to buy it online and use the PIN, see the latest guide on their official admission website.

8. Does NDA use JAMB UTME result for admission?

Yes.

You’ve been brief about this at the top of this post.

Every intending applicant must obtain the admission year UTME. He must equally have at least 180 or above in the exams. This may change any time though, I will eventually update this post if it does.

9. Do they conduct entrance exams and what mode does it take?

Yes.

NDA exams date is usually disclosed on their website some days after the closing date for the application.

Exams slip will be printed and it's usually taken in the state of residence of each applicant.

Applicants will be tested on English, Mathematics, General papers. This combination may change, hence applicants should prepare for all his or UTME subject combination and general papers.

10. Can I obtain NDA form as a direct entry applicant?

No.

NDA doesn’t have room for Direct Entry 200 level admission for now.

11. Do the Nigerian Airforce and Navy also have a university like NDA?

As earlier mentioned, the Nigerian Army only spearheads this school. It contains same for all including Navy and Air-force. Hence, no separate NDA for Airforce and Navy.

12. Can I use awaiting results to obtain NDA form? 

The best advice you can get is No.

NDA is usually faster in the processing of her admission for the years. They may not wait until your WAEC, NECO or NABTEB results are released.

So don't use awaiting results, except you're very sure that such result will be available before the entrance exams of the university

If however, you're sure your result will be released before the entrance exams date and/or interview, you can still use awaiting results.

13. How can I get NDA Past Question Pack?

In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers at a token fee to interested candidates. This can be purchased from the Registry, NDA, Kaduna.

Applicants can equally borrow past questions pack from current students in the school or from a friend or family who had previously partaken in the entrance exams.

14. How Much is the NDA tuition or school fee?

Free!

All Regular Course cadets will be trained in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

15. Where is the NDA entrance exams centre?

Generally, your examination centre will be available to you on your exams slip after printing.

To be sure of the centre before the printing of the slip, it should be your state of residence state or the closest state (where two or more states are joined).

A complete guide to gaining admission to NDA is well discussed in the post, "NDA: How to Gain Admission to Nigerian Defence Academy. Step By Step Guide". Take some minutes to read through.

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4 Shortcuts Students Take to Gain Admission Which You're Ignorant of

February 19, 2019


How Dumbest Students Gain Admission but You’re Still Struggling

Nothing makes you look more stupid like seeing a dumbest person more successful than you are. This is the case for thousands of students seeking admission in this part of the world.

You must have seeing students who you’re better off but eventually gained admission before you. They’re not as dumbest as you must have thought. These set of students may just have done some things differently.

This post shows you why you’re still at home and a silly colleague is attending lectures now on the campus.

1. Secure the right O’level or SSCE Grades

It’s easy to fall victim of this. Most smart students want to prove themselves better or best in all their O’level subjects.

Such smart guys, write 9 subjects in secondary school (which is the usual or normal number of subjects for SS classes). After writing WAEC, NECO or NABTEB, he unfortunately misses out in 1 important or relevant subject. Such a result takes him nowhere.

A dumb student only gives maximum attention to 5 relevant subjects and make the 5 or more. Then, he is on his way to the campus.

Here is the picture, for you to study any course in a higher institution, you must have 5 (6 in rear cases – like in the admission requirements of Nigerian Police Academy).

You’d better given these relevant subjects maximum attention and have at least credit passes in them in your SSCE – that’s all you need and JAMB brochure together with individual school's admssion special requirements.

For example, a student proposing Nursing will need at least 5 credit passes in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

More of these O'level subjects combination for admission was covered in the post, "SSCE Results: How to know 5 Compulsory Subjects to Pass for Admission Purpose"

A dumb student knows this secret (Not a secret any longer!). Then, he makes his SSCE with little struggle because he knows where to focus his energy.

2. Going for Less Competitive Course

It’s easy to follow the crowd of students seeking admission for the most competitive courses e.g Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law etc. The question is, can you really compete to get there?

Of course not! Don't overestimate your strength.

Most smart students are, in reality, average students. They want the best course but they’re not really the best in their schools. Best things are meant for the best, not the smartest.

You will be known as the best if your relevant SSCE subjects are dominated by As and Bs and you can give JAMB a shock with 280 or more in UTME.

But a dumb guy still gains admission in his own way while eventually being able to go for the most competitive course.

Here is his approach!

First, he has got his SSCE results. Then, he has a satisfactory score in UTME. He only needs 180 to 200 (or a bit higher) for courses like Medical Laboratory Science, Chemistry or Biology. But he puts in for any of these anyway.

In the following admission year, he is on campus and you’re home.

If he prefers Medicine eventually, he then applies for a change of course while going to 200 level in his school.

At this stage, it gets easy if he can produce a certain level of grade (GP) in his promotion exams.

A dump guy may use a related approach as explained below.

From Polytechnic to University
He, instead of competing for a course in university, goes for polytechnic (using UTME or through Daily part-time course which doesn’t require UTME) and studies related course to what he aims for at the university.

Though he runs this course for two years and has his National Diploma (ND) which is the award for the first half of polytechnic education. The second half is called the Higher National Diploma (HND).

During his ND, he works with all efforts to have distinction or upper credit as his grade. After completing the two-year course, he then applies for JAMB Direct entry (DE) form. With this, he can choose any university to gain admission to and continue there at 200 level.

For this, he doesn’t have to write UTME. Provided he has distinction or upper credit, the university will offer him admission to the same or related course to the one he did at the Polytechnic.

3. Taking Advanced Level Course instead of writing UTME

One way to gain admission to the university is through IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB and Cambridge A’level courses.

A dump guy takes this instead of the overcrowded UTME way.

After a satisfactory SSCE result, he registers for any of these available advanced courses which usually runs for one year or less. He must work to get the right grade or point, and then apply for JAMB Direct Entry (DE) form.

This approach is the same as crossing from polytechnic to university (after completing ND – as explained earlier).

4. Considering Other Ways to Gain Admission without UTME

One major challenge to gain admission is securing the right mark in UTME. Thousands of students have been yearly delayed and denied by their UTME performance.

News has it of students giving up on admission due to continual failure in UTME. Some students end up committing suicide as a result. This shouldn’t be. Though it can be frustrating to see the dumbest guy being on campus but all you have is the continual struggle.

Perhaps that dumb guy tries something else. He uses a non-UTME admission approach.

National Open University
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) gives you the chance to gain admission to your desired course without UTME. All you need is the satisfactory SSCE grades.

Distant Learning Degree Course
Distant Learning Degree Course is another way out of this mess. The University of Ibadan, University of Lagos and few others run a self-paced degree course for students who want to avoid UTME or are already working class – and wish to further their studies.

Even at the international scene, schools including the University of People, UNICAF Distant Leaning can provide solutions to education challenges you can be facing in this part of the world.

These are well-known short-cuts your dumbest friends had used to leave you at home.

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Nigeria Scholarships for Undergraduates and Postgraduates to 20 Foreign Countries

February 19, 2019

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIP BOARD PLOT 245 SAMUEL ADEMULEGUN STREET CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, ABUJA 2019/2020 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS  COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT)

The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2019/2020 Nomination computer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:

Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)  

  1. Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and 
  2. Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea. 

Method of Application and Procedures

All qualified candidates are advised to:
  1. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.ng and click on READ MORE on  Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  2. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  3. Print the completed Application Form d.  Submit two sets of the Printed Application Forms at the venue of the interview as scheduled below. 

Fields of Study

  • Undergraduate level - Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc; and
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields. 

Scholarships Requirements and Eligibility

  1. Undergraduate Scholarships: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificates, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2017& 2018) for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2018) only . Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
  2. Postgraduate Scholarships: All applicants for Undergraduate degree courses must hold a  First Class (1st  Degree with at least 2nd  Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of  Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D. and only:    
  • N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are  accepted;
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by employer. 

NOTE (For all Applicants)

  1. Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign Languare course of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction;
  2. Japan applicants must have very strong background in further mathematics;
  3. The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and Quaranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WAEC as in other scholarship awards;
  4. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference; and 
  5. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website:  www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu before 15th January, 2019. Complete the application form online  • Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above. 

Venue of Interview

All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for accreditation a day to the date scheduled for examination. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various JAMB CBT centres with the following attachments:
  1. Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
  2. Only one certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June for Undergraduate applicants
  3. Two copies of Birth Certificate from National Population Commission;
  4. State of origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  5. Four (4) coloured passport sized photographs on white background; and;
  6. Postgraduate applicants will be required to submit Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates only. 

NB:  Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following: i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;  ii) Data page of current International passport; and iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals. iv) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary. 

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