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The year 2020 has come and gone with its woes. Of course, a lot had happened. I should just count all my readers and me lucky for making it till the early days of 2021. May God continue to see us through the new year and years after.
Wishing you a pay-back year 2021!
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As usual, below is the list of my readers’ most-read posts of the year 2020. You will want to know WHY these posts become your best takes of the year.
With the average poor performance in the 2020 UTME, the number of candidates willing to change institutions rose significantly. JAMB data showed that 1,352,988 candidates scored 120 and above while 275,206 scored 200 and above.
We should expect those candidates below 120 to make attempts to change to polytechnics and colleges of education considering lower scores.
Apart from the fact that the change of institutions and courses is a yearly trend, this was why more candidates read that most.
Of course, most candidates want to skip post UTMEs because they’re just coming out of the JAMB exams. Who won’t?
Exams are not too friendly, so we will love to avoid them.
Another factor to consider is the method of screening that these universities are adopting which will favor candidates with better O’level grades and JAMB scores.
With 1,338,348 candidates obtaining credits and above in five subjects (mostly required), and 275,206 and above in UTME, candidates will want to consider more universities conducting online screening or physical screening only, instead of post-UTMEs. Similar to that is the polytechnics that are not conducting post UTME?
One aftermath of the COVID-19, was that more institutions would be adopting the screening method. Parents will also prefer a school that won’t use exams (that will bring candidates together) but rather schools that can just accept online applications and offer admissions without candidates being on campus.
Well, it’s obvious the release of results was delayed beyond normal this year. 2020 has been a year of delays in literally every academic activity. As a result, candidates want to consider uploading awaiting results since they’d been warned that if their results were not uploaded on both JAMB and school portals, they wouldn’t be offer admissions.
Of course, candidates were allowed to list their subjects and indicate awaiting in order to inform the board and schools that they’re expecting those results. However, they should return to upload those results, when released, if they don’t want to lose their admissions to that.
This came as a surprise on this list, because, in the past, candidates wanted to know about universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. A rise in the search for monotechnics (particularly private) may be due to fact that most of these schools consider lower JAMB scores. Also, their admission processes may not be as tensed as other institutions and competition may be more friendly.
Generally, searches for schools of Nursing increased this year across the board. First, Coronavirus Virus has increased the awareness among people that nurses are more needed which we had a shortage of across the globe. Hence, more candidates want to consider this discipline.
Also, while universities, polytechnics, and colleges were yet to be selling admission forms, several schools of nursing were already selling. This then became the go-to for the candidates who had waited endlessly for other schools to start the admission activities.
This search is similar to that of number 5. And more so, because most JAMB candidates failed, they would prefer to consider schools of Nursing which didn’t require JAMB UTME in the first place.
This post keeps coming up every year because most HND graduates are making attempts to upgrade their HND to BSC.
The reason behind this is not farfetched. The discrimination is still there no matter what policy being put in place by the federal government. And to some HND holders, it will rational and probably more economically that obtaining the JAMB Direct entry forms. Similar to this is HND holders considering changing to education courses to become teachers/lecturers.
As earlier noted, Schools of Nursing take the cake this year because no JAMB is required and they sold forms right when other institutions were muted.
As a bonus for this very school of Nursing, the federal-owned University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital School of Nursing forms wasn’t online for a long time. Hence, most candidates diverted attention to the state-owned college of Nursing.
Of course, after the end of exams the next question would be when would the results come out? However, for this year NECO this gets worse as the EndSARS protest vis a si the COVID-19 caused delayed and missing of papers by a few candidates and suspension of the exam at some states.
As a result, it’s has become difficult for the exam body to immediately reschedule the missed papers for the concerned candidates. This has led the exam body to propose sometime in February for the exams to be rescheduled.
If this will be the take, the exam body won’t be able to meet the usual 43-day results release duration. This has caused more candidates to ask where truly NECO will release their results.
For the past three years, this post has been wining a position in my top-ten posts because not only is the form FREE for all applicants, candidates believed their admission processes wouldn’t be as stressful and demanding as other schools of Nursing around.
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Happy New Year!!!