The Obafemi Awolowo University,ile ife (OAU) has released its UTME cutoff point for 2019/2020 admission.
I know you would like to ask question like; what does cutoff mark means?
Now, I will explain this in a simplest way ever that you can understand;
‘Cutoff mark simply means the minimum mark that is expected of an admission seeking-candidate to score before he/she could be eligible for admission into the University/any other higher institution of learning.
Second definition; it is a fixed mark determined by the management board of a University/any other higher institution of learning as a basic for admitting students into the department of study, in which any candidate seeking for admission into such tertiary institution must not score below.
Any candidate who scores below such mark will not be offered admission.
Therefore, it is advisable that any student seeking admission should perform well enough in order to meet up with the school requirement; even preferably to beat the required score in order to improve his/her chances of securing admission into the department their choice.
Though, in one of the recent 2019 news about education and admission-seeking candidates in Nigeria, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced that students who score at least 160 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination(UTME), which has a maximum score of 400, are eligible for admission into any of the public universities in the country.
But despite this information, there are several universities in Nigeria who set there cutoff at 180 and above. Amongst these Universities is OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (OAU).
The Obafemi Awolowo University,ile ife popularly known as OAU is rated as one of the top five(5) Universities in Nigeria due to the quality of education they impact into their students and the contribution of the products (ALUMNI) of the institution in the labor market both in Nigeria and around the globe which consequently leads to competition in the pursuit of admission into the University every year.
I scored less than 180 in my JAMB exam, am I qualified for admission into OAU?
No, you are not, because OAU does not admit any student who scored less than 180 in the UTME for admission.
I scored 180 in my JAMB Exam, will I be automatically offered admission into OAU?
Well, having scored 180 in JAMB indicates your chances of being offered admission based on the admission requirement of the University, but it does not automatically guarantee that you will be offered admission, the reason for this response is because, according to several experiences about the process of offering admission to students into OAU, preferences are usually given to students who have scored above 180 in their UTME before considerations are given to those who scored exactly 180, this is not to scare you but to let you know that this usually occur due to competitiveness in the admission processes by the admission-seeking candidates.
Therefore, it is best you score above 180 in your UTME in order to improve your chances of securing admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
OAU Cut Off Marks
Jamb and departmental.
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Technology
|Food Science & Engineering||200|
|Material Science and Engineering||200|
Faculty of Education
|Physical & Health Education||200|
|Education/Guidance & Counseling||212|
Faculty of Administration
|Management and Accounting||253|
|Local Government Studies||210|
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Agriculture
|Agric, Extension and Rural Sociology||200|
|Crop Production and Protection||200|
|Family Health and Nutrition||200|
Faculty of Social Sciences
|Sociology and Anthropology||242.50|
|Demography and Social Statistics||209|
College of Health Sciences
Faculty of Arts
|Literature in English||253|
|History & International Relation||252|
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Environmental Design and Management
|Urban & Regional Planning||208.5|
Please study the above breakdown of the department and jamb requirement carefully. After that is done, and you have met up with the required score, the next phase of the admission process is the screening exercise.
It has come to our notice at ‘naijaschooladmission’ that many students who are aspiring for admission into University and other higher institution of learning do not know what screen exercise actually means and what it entails. Therefore there are two (2) common questions from the applicants are as follows
What does screening exercise means?
As part of the lay down patterns/methods of admitting students into University, ‘Screening Exercise’ means the verification of the authenticity of results and other credentials of any student aspiring to get admission into a University.
So, what are the requirements for screening exercise in OAU?
First, it is important for you to know that Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) holds her screening exercise within seven days ( one week) or more due to the volumes of applicant they usually have every year and also to conduct proper screening for the students to ensure that qualified students are determined and awarded admission accordingly.
And to know the dates for the screening exercise, I would advise you to be constantly listening to news update about admission, reading newspapers or visiting the Obafemi Awolowo University news portal for update on the screening exercise dates.
Documents required for the screening are your SSCE (WAEC or NECO) RESULT and JAMB REGISTRATION PRINT OUT.
To sound a warning note to any student applying to OAU for screening, do not get to the screening venue less than 35 to 40 minutes before the screening exercise starts so in order to avoid getting to the University pre-screening venue/center late and also to be prioritized for the screening as well as to quickly get notified about any new development relating to the exercise.
Note that the SSCE (WAEC/NECO) RESULT and JAMB REGISTRATION PRINT OUT Screening is considered the first phase of the screening exercise, that is why it is called pre-screening for admission.
Therefore this will lead us to discussing the second phase of the screening exercise which takes place after you have been successfully offered admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to study the course of your choice. Meanwhile, at this second phase, proper screening and documentations are required which includes presentation of the following documents;
- Original Notification of admission status slip’
- Original copies of your credentials (Both statement of results and certificates), Please note that awaiting results will not be accepted.
- Certificate of Local Government of Origin.
- Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
Letter of recommendation/good conduct from your village head, any responsible member of your community, a civil servant not below Grade level 10 or its equivalence in the private sector.
Obafemi Awolowo University, formally known as the University of ife, was founded in 1961 and it is located in Ile-Ife, a city of 250,000 people in the south western Nigeria.
It was established by a commission created during the last years of British administration of the colony of Nigeria. On June 26 1961, the Provisional Council of the university was formally inaugurated under the chairmanship of Chief Rotimi Williams.The first vice-chancellor of the institution.
The University started with five faculties which included agriculture, arts, economics and social studies, law, and sciences. Eight other faculties have been added namely the faculties of Education, Pharmacy, administration, which replaces the former institute of administration, and environmental design and management. OAU also has two colleges; the post-graduate college and the college of health sciences.
It currently has over 50,000 students. Notable alumni of OAU include the prominent Nigerian actor, play writer and professor of dramatic arts. Also JIMOH IBRAHIM, a lawyer, businessman, politician and philanthropist.
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