Jamb Guide On Choosing A First Choice Course
This complete Jamb guide is for you. Having
finished secondary school, you have decided to
further your education. This is a very wonderful
decision. Education is not a handset but an
asset. It is good that you have chosen an asset
over a handset.
If you do not know already, let me tell you this.
To gain admission into any major tertiary
institution in Nigeria, you need to pass through
Jamb. Jamb stands for Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board. Now you know!
Preparing for Jamb examination, two things
come to mind and you need Jamb guide to take
the right decision:
Which course should I choose as a first
Which University should I fill as my first
choice institution of study?
It is true that I have already written an article on
the 15 hot cake courses to study in any Nigerian
University. On the other hand, I have written on
the top 100 Universities to study in Nigeria.
However, this article is not for comparison but
for impart. I want give you certain factors you
should or should not consider when choosing
your first choice institution and course in jamb
I will break this article down into:
Jamb guide on choice of course
Jamb Guide on choice of institution
Ultimate Jamb guide to conclude the matter.
Jamb Guide On Choice Of Course
Choosing a course to study in the University?
below are factors you should or should never
1. Your Passion
In every action, passion should come first.
Passion is the first thing to consider before
choosing a course to study in the University.
What course do you really like to study and what
gives you joy most?
Choose a course that you have dream’t to study.
This will enable you channel your effort towards
making it a reality. My dear, what is your
2. Balance Your Strength And Weakness
Before choosing a course, it is good you check
the subject combinations for the course. If you
are one of those who have completely given up
on mathematics and other major calculation
courses, you should not consider applying to
However, if you have accepted to understand the
subjects that give you tough time as relates to
your choice of course by all means, then you
may want to give it a try.
3. Don’t Pick A course Because Of Friends
Do you say, my friend is studying Medicine,
therefore I will study Medicine too? Be careful of
unhealthy comparison. Life is not to compete but
Don’t study a course because you think it is hot
cake or your friends are putting you under
pressure to do so. It will always back fire.
Choose what you want and stick to it.
4. Parental Influence
I don’t want to study law but my parents are
forcing me to do so. If this is your problem, then
you are not alone. Many parents have chosen to
enforce study course on their kids. This is not
the right thing.
The question is, if your parents ask you to study
a course you do not have passion for, are they
the ones that will write the examinations for you?
Try to talk to them.
Jamb Guide on choice of institution
What are the best universities to study in
Nigeria? You like to ask this question. However,
the best university in Nigeria may not be the
best for you. Lets see Flashlearners Jamb guide
on choosing a preferred institution below:
1. Your First Love
When I talk about your first love, I mean your
dream institution right from childhood. Nothing
makes you more productive in school than
gaining admission to study your desired course in
a desired University.
Mine was the University of Benin (That is where
I am studying my desired course now) Your
dream University is?
2. Quality of Teaching
Choose a University that has good teaching
standard. Staff strength matters in choosing a
tertiary institution of study.
It is good to consider the practical exposure of
the students in the University.
3. Financial Constraint
We all like to study at MIT and other World
standard institutions. But considering our
financial strength or that of our parents/
guardian, there is sometimes limitations. Your
best bet is to choose a University that is still OK
Are the students of the University employable at
all? What is the employment rate of the
graduates? Think about these things.
Is the certificate offered by the institution
respected in the country? If yes, you can go
Conclusion of the Matter
Hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Picking
a course and Institution is a very critical decision
you must take. Do not mess things up. Choose
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