How Catchment Area Affects Admission Chances
There are lots of rumours flying around, which I am sure you have heard of it, such as: if you are not from Akwa-Ibom or from the south-eastern part of the country, The University of Uyo would not grant you admission. That is obviously pure Bladardash and a mere fictitious tale.
The person who started that rumour is truly ignorant of what every candidates must know about uniuyo post utme 2016
You might now ask ‘what then is catchment areas and what are their roles in admission?’…This is the purpose of this article and to explain why catchment area indeed in a university admission.
What is Catchment Areas Of Nigerian Universities
By definition catchment areas are the geographical areas served by an institution.
In a lay man’s term, It is the geographical areas in which an institution is located.
This does not mean that the school will not admit students outside the catchment area, but the catchment areas are given special considerations. I hope that makes sense to you?
Assuming you are from Edo State and you want to apply for admission into University of Benin, then you will have advantage over those who are not from your catchment area/Edo State.
Now,To clarify further, let us use our dear University of Uyo, Unilag as an example;
There are 6 states in Nigeria that are Catchment areas for Uniuyo namely;
These states are given special consideration when it comes to admitting students via Jamb UTME into University of Uyo, in the sense that the cut-off marks assigned to this state are always two to five times lower than the merit cut off assigned to every other states.
There are also some states which are accepted as catchment states in any federal university, and they are called EDUCATIONAL LESS PRIVILEGED STATES (ELPS) and you seem lucky if you are from any of these states,namely: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Ebonyi Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara.
According to the Federal Government (NUC) Admission Policy; 20% of those offered admission are supposed to be from ELPS.
The merit cut applies to people outside those six states while the catchment cut off applies to people that comes from the six states – that is people who are from the states.
Note that this does not mean that because you are from any of the catchment areas, you are automatically admitted! Gaining admission into any Universities in Nigeria is a tug of war!
The simple truth is that if a candidates from another state outside the catchment area meets the merit cut of for a course, he or she will be admitted and if you are from any of the catchment and you failed to meet the catchment cut-offs you will not be admitted.
If you score up to 300 in post utme, I don’t see any reason why you won’t be on top of the admission list catchment area or not.
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what are my chances of gaining admission at uniuyo with 243 jamb score, Mass com, two sittings from Delta State?
You stand a chance
Gud evening sir/ma. I scored 213 in my past jamb, will i be admitted? i’m from Ebonyi state, maybe through the ‘ELPS’
pls sir I wrote commerce,maths, econs , and Eng in jamb. I applied for business management pls sir could that be a right subject combination? and I credited my govt in Waec.
Please,is it only at uniuyo the form can be purchased?or can it be purchased and filled aside uniuyo that is if you don’t reside near uyo
Last year’s was only sold in Uyo.
Good evening pleas i score 225 in my previous jamb what must i score in my post jamb to gain admission?
There’s no fixed Post UTME cut off marks for each dept in uniuyo.
Just score as high as possible.
You will consider for admission if you scored above 179.
good day admin. i scored 221 in my UTME…i want to knw how many i must score in postUTME to be among the merit list… and when are fresh student likly to start 1st semester this year. tired of sitting at home
You need to score 180 and above in your post utme to have a chance of being admitted, The cut-off mark for each departments are listed here : https://uniuyoinfo.com/uniuyo-cut-off-mark-20152016/
Pls i need help, if anybody can put me through on how to get uniuyo form and the date the form will come out……………
My contact is 08104675383 and my email is……. Olalekansamuel@hotmail.com
pls i need someone to put me through oooo……
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