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Monday, May 10, 2021

UNIOSUN Supplementary UTME and DE Admission Lists For 2020/2021

UNIOSUN Supplementary UTME and DE Admission Lists For 2020/2021

The supplementary UTME and Direct Entry lists of 2020/2021 Admission exercise into various degree programmes have been released. Prospective candidates who participated in the Admission screening exercise can check their admission status via the Undergraduate Admissions portal.

All admitted candidates are hereby directed to pay the sum of forty thousand naira (N40, 000.00) only as Acceptance Fees for the Provisional Admission offered.

Payment of the Acceptance Fees is by the UNIOSUN WebPAY platform through the use of Interswitch enabled Debit/ATM cards (Verve, Visa and Master cards). The deadline for the payment of Acceptance Fees is March 26, 2021.

Any candidate who fails to complete the Acceptance and other necessary registration on the portal on or before the deadline will FORFEIT the Provisional Admission offered.

Please visit the Undergraduates Admission portal at for more information and guidelines.

How To Reprint JAMB Mock Slip On JAMB Website

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How can I reprint my 2021 JAMB Mock slip from the JAMB website? If you are searching for the answer to this question, you have it here. JAMB has now activated the portal for the printing of JAMB UTME 2021 Mock exam slip.

Candidates who indicated interest to write the Mock Exam during the early registration period can now print their exam slip for the mock exam, which is expected to hold on May 20th, 2021.

The mock exam slip will indicate the venue and time of the exam for all eligible candidates.

How To Reprint JAMB Mock Slip On JAMB Website

Important Things Candidates Sitting For The JAMB Mock Exam Should Know

  • The reason is only to give you an idea of what the JAMB CBT feels like considering some innovations JAMB has put in place. It is not a prerequisite for writing the actual exam.  And do not expect that the same questions you will see during the mock examination are the same you will see during the actual JAMB CBT exam.
  • The Mock Exam is expected to start 7:00am at the various centers.
  • There will be no MAKE UP test if you miss the mock exam.
  • For the mock examination, candidates’ venue will be within the state they registered for their 2021 UTME.
  • You are expected to come to the mock exam centre with a copy of your JAMB mock examination slip or printout
  • Bags, mobile phones, calculators and other electronic devices are not allowed in the examination centre.

JAMB 2021 English Novel: Download The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli In PDF Format

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The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli is JAMB Use of English Compulsory Novel for JAMB UTME 2021. The New JAMB UTME Novel is a Story written by Khadija Abubakar Jalli.

The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli is the most latest and recent novel incorporated into the General JAMB English Comprehension texts for the JAMB UTME/DE 2021/2022 examination. Not to be afraid, the novel is quite interesting and you can easily finish reading it within 8 days if you read the novel like 10 pages averagely daily.

I would recommend each and every one to take this novel (The Life Changer) serious, as that is where JAMB will set their technical question from aside comprehension.

You may be wondering, how you will get the New JAMB Novel; The Life Changer! Well, It will be available in JAMB Accreditation CBT Centres. You will be given a copy of The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar after JAMB UTME Registration.

You will have a solid background of the book, a mind-blowing summary and the complete Seven Chapters in JAMB Life Changer.

About the Book The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli (JAMB 2021 Novel)

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The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar is a debut novel that changes the narrative of life in campus. Laced with underlying optimism, the book upholds the tenets of hope and redemption in the lives of our youth.

This is Khadija Abubakar Jalli’s first publication and she seems to be saying that the female voice is making a rebound on the parapet of African literary scene. The story follows the escapades of Salma and her roommates in the university as a swim in the turbulent and seamy tides of the academia.

Khadija holds a B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics degree. She is an entrepreneur and CEO of She’s Boutique Afrique. Khadija Abubakar Jalli is married with children.

It is no longer news that many students who have register JAMB at various CBT Centres don’t get the Recommended Novel for JAMB Use of English Immediately.

Many student have been frequently asking questions like “which english novel is JAMB using for the 2021 UTME”. Fortunately this post will not only provide answers to your questions but will also provide a summary of the JAMB 2021 English novel The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli and some questions and answers to help you prepare for your exams.

Summary of The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli (JAMB 2021 Novel)

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A complete chapter by chapter summary of the JAMB 2021 Novel The Life Changer is now available here on Ng EduSchool News. This Novel is compulsory for Science and Commercial students. It is also compulsory irrespective of the course you are going for.

Download The Life Changer By Khadija Abubakar Jalli: JAMB 2021 English Novel (PDF)

A downloadable PDF version of the JAMB 2021 English Novel (The Life Changer) is now available here to help you study and prepare for your JAMB 2021 Use-of-English exams.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

What JAMB Candidates Should Do To Increase Chances Of Securing Admission

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While it is true that the factors that determine who gets admitted through JAMB and who does not are quite complicated, it does not mean that there is nothing a candidate can do to increase his or her chances of securing admission. This post is to highlight some of the things a JAMB candidate can do to ensure he or she has a very high possibility of securing admission.

If you are preparing for the upcoming JAMB UTME, you are advised to carefully read this post and follow the recommendations to increase your chances of gaining admission.

Below are a few factors that will increase your chances of gaining admission.

1. Upload Complete/Right O’level results

JAMB has made it clear last year that henceforth, no candidates will be admitted with incomplete O’level results. A candidate that does not have the complete O’level results for his or her chosen course of study is not qualified for admission. This does not mean that candidates that are are still waiting for the release of their O’level result cannot apply for JAMB using awaiting results. However, such candidates are to ensure they upload their complete O’level results before admission commences. As a matter of fact, all candidates should confirm their O’level results are available on JAMB CAPS. Without this, no admission for you.

2. Have a Correct JAMB UTME-Subject Combination

Just the same way an incomplete/wrong O’level results can disqualify you for admission, the same way a wrong UTME subject combination can equally disqualify. UTME Subject combination is the combination of subjects related to your intended course of study that you are expected to take during the JAMB examination. Candidates are expected to go through the JAMB Brochure to know the exact UTME subject combination for their chosen course of study or check our list of courses and their UTME subject combinations to avoid making this mistake. Though last year, JAMB allowed candidates with such a mistake to make the correction later we are not sure if that opportunity will be given this year. So take this seriously.

3. Apply to a School That Your State of Origin Is Within Its Catchment Area:

Each Federal University has its own catchment areas. These catchment areas are states connected to that particular federal university. If your state of origin is recognized as part of the catchment area of the federal university you applied to study, you will stand a better chance of securing admission into that university than someone else whose state of origin is not recognized as part of the university’s catchment area. 35% of the available spaces are reserved for candidates whose state of origin falls within the catchment area of the federal university of their choice. So it is advisable to apply for admission to an institution that has your state of origin as part of its catchment area. For a list of federal universities and their catchment areas, CLICK HERE.

4. A High JAMB Score

Though a high JAMB score does not automatically mean that you will gain admission, but a high JAMB score will help boost your chances of securing admission especially if your intended course of study is a competitive course like Medicine, Law etc This is why you should study well for the upcoming examination.

5. A Good Post-UTME Score

Similar to the last point I made, a high Post JAMB score equally gives a candidate a high chance of gaining admission. So don’t just aspire for a high score in the JAMB exam, also aspire for a high Post-UTME score as well. That way, you have a better chance of securing admission.

All these I have mentioned above will surely give you a high chance of gaining admission and with God on your side, your admission is sure.

RECOMMENDED: How To Gain Admission Into a University Without JAMB


List Of Nigerian Universities And Their Catchment Areas For Admission

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Each federal university in Nigeria has its own catchment areas. The catchment areas of a university (note that catchment areas apply to only federal universities) are those areas (states) that a federal university is geographically connected to.

According to the federal government’s admission policy, if your state of origin is recognized as part of the catchment area of the federal university you applied to study, you will stand a better chance of securing admission into that university than someone else whose state of origin is not recognized as part of the university’s catchment area.

READ ALSO: JAMB Deadline For 2020/2021 Admission Exercise

University of Benin (UNIBEN) for instance has Edo, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers State as its catchment areas.

Let’s say two candidates apply for medicine and Surgery in University Of Benin, one of them is from Delta State and the other one is from Enugu State.

Let’s assume the one from Delta State has a UTME score of 220 and the one from Enugu ahs a UTME score of 245; the one from Delta State will first be considered for admission in UNIBEN despite the fact he scored lower than the other one from Enugu State. The reason is that Delta State is part of UNIBEN’s catchment area.

This is why it is advisable for candidates to apply for admission to a y that has the candidates’ state of origin as its party of its catchment area.

Some federal universities have selected states as their catchment areas while some have all the states in Nigeria as their catchment areas.

Let’s look at the list of Federal Universities and their catchment areas;

Federal Universities And Their Catchments Areas

  1. University of Jos (UNIJOS): Plateau, Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger
  2. University of Benin (UNIBEN): Edo, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Rivers
  3. University of Calabar (UNICAL): Cross-Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Rivers,
  4. University of Lagos (UNILAG): Lagos, Ekiti,, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun
  5. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN): Kwara, Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Plareau, Sokoto, Zamfara
  6. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID): Borno Adamawa, Borno. Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
  7. University of Uyo (UNIUYO): Akwa-Ibom Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers
  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK): Anambra, Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo
  9. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria: Kaduna Adamawa , Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Yobe, Zamfara, Taraba
  10. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU): Bauchi Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
  11. Bayero University Kano (BUK): Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara
  12. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA): Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo
  13. Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA): Minna Niger, Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Zamfara
  14. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO): Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Rivers, Enugu
  15. Federal University of Technology, Yola: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
  16. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife: Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo
  17. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK): Sokoto Jigawa, Kwara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara
  18. University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN): Enugu Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Rivers

Federal Universities Without Catchment Areas: 

  1. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  2. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  3. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  4. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
  5. University of Ibadan (UI)
  6. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)
  7. Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)

How To Reject An Admission Accepted On JAMB Caps

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The JAMB CAPS has made the admission process so easy that when a Candidate does not want the admission offered to him/her during the year’s admission exercise, the candidate would only need to reject the offer of admission  and he/she would be available to the institution or any other institution in addition to the Market Place for reconsideration (recommendation) through CAPS.

Now, what happens when a candidate accepts an admission on JAMB CAPS and later wants to reject it, how would he or she go about it? Well, that’s what this post is all about. So if you care to know read on.

According to JAMB, where a candidate is offered admission and after Acceptance, He/She or the institution desires to change the course or programme offered and Accepted while the Year’s Admission is still in Progress, such candidate will have to fill and process the Substitution of Programme Form which is available on CAPS for download.

The Form reads in part “I have accepted earlier to read…………….. and now agree that my programme should be changed to …………..……”.

The Head of the institution MUST sign the form which would be transmitted to Coordinator of the JAMB State Office for upload to CAPS for Registrar’s approval.

Once the Registrar gives approval, the candidate’s status will be automatically updated and he/she would be informed through email.

Candidates should also note that where a candidate is Offered Admission and he/she neither accepts nor rejects the offer and institution that offered the admission desires to replace or substitute such candidate, the institution will forward a list of candidates that fall in that category for JAMB’s registrar’s approval.Once approved by the JAMB Registrar, the names of the candidates will be deleted and the quota made available to the institution.

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The Summary of the JAMB 2021 Novel "The Life Changer" from Chapter (1-9) has been submitted below for proper study by interested Jambites reading this post currently and it can also be shared with friends and relations who are interested in studying the JAMB 2021 Novel.

The Life Changer Chapter 1 Summary


  • Waiting for dad
  • Mint’s story about her meddlesome social studies teacher.
  • Mom (Ummi) eavesdropping and joining the discussion.
  • Omar’s admission into Abu Zaria.
  • No light for two days and the generator was bad.
  • Going outside for fresh air and sipping zobo.
  • Omar’s need to get a Phone.
  • Admission as the Life Changer.

They were waiting for Dad… Omar (The First Son) wasn’t at home either. Mom (Ummi) was outside while three of her children Teemah, Jamila and Bint were in the room talking and laughing.

The laugher drew their mother’s (Ummi) attention and she tried to listen to what they were discussing. Behold, it was Bint (5 years old and the last born) who was telling the other two girls what happened in her school.

This was the story, Bint’s Teacher (Mallam Salihu) asked the class how to say Good morning in French. The class was silent until Bint answered that Good morning in french is Bonjour. Bint then asked the teacher, how do we say very good in French? The Teacher could not answer.

To ensure he doesn’t mislead the pupils, Mallam Salihu went out to call the French teacher who answered the question; C’est tres bien means very good in French. Bint looked at the French teacher who answered the Question in admiration.

The Pupils surround Bint and started clapping and singing going around her because she asked a question the teacher could not answer.

The mom then entered the room to join them and the conversation got animated (Full of life, exciting, lively). Ummi claimed that it was better for the teacher to call someone else than to give the wrong answer. However, Bint didn’t agree. According to Bint, the teaching claims he knows too much.

Ummi then said, what if the teacher had told you that au revoir means very good? Meanwhile, it is how to say goodbye until we meet again in French?

While they were still gisting, Omar came in to break the news that he has been given admission to study Study Law at the Kongo Campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

The mom was very happy about the admission and also considering the fact that Omar’s dad had the dream to study Law but didn’t work out. Ummi then told Omar that Admission is THE LIFE CHANGER. That is where the name of the Novel The Life changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli was gotten.

Note The Following in Chapter One:

1. The room was hot in chapter one because No light for two days and the generator needed repair
2. Teemah sells Zobo
3. Until now, he had been ensconced in this Lafayette community
4. Omar and Teemah were cat and rat
5. Admission is a life changer; it changes you and your life

Note: You can pass JAMB even if you don’t read the Novel. However, you won’t score very high under use of English.

The Life Changer Chapter 1 Likely JAMB Questions

1. What is the full name of the author of the Life Changer?
Answer: Khadija Abubakar Jalli

2. Why did the mother pause to listen to their conversation?
Answer: Because there was something about the laugher that drew her attention

3. Why were the other sisters laughing very hard?
Answer: The 5-year-old younger one was telling them stories

4. She was telling her two sisters the story of her classroom encounter with their meddlesome Social Studies teacher. Which other word can replace meddlesome as used in the novel?
Answer: Interfering

5. They were waiting for dad, why?

Answer: He is a banker, he closes by 5 pm and gets home late.

6. How old was Bint when she was narrating the story?

Answer: 5 years old.

7. How do you say Good Morning in French?”

Answer: Bonjour

8. How do you say that’s very good in French?

Answer: C’est tres bien

9. How do you say that’s very good in French, Aunty?” Bint asked reverentially.

Question: Which other word can replace reverentially as used in the passage?

Answer: Respectfully, In admiration

10. Why did the students surround Bint and started clapping and singing going around her

Answer: Because she asked a question the teacher could not answer

11. The following are reasons the mom (Ummi) goes into their room… Ummi – (Arabic) when translated means mummy too.

1. To question them about neatness
2. To keep them company

12. Who was Bint’s elder sister?

Answer: Jamila

13. Who was the first child?

Answer: Omar (the only male)

14. Who was Bint’s Teacher?

Answer: Mallam Salihu

15. How do you say goodbye until we meet again in French?

Answer: au revoir

16. When our conversation got that animated…. Mean

Answer: Full of life, exciting, lively

17. Omar Gained admission to study at where?
Answer: Study Law at the Kongo Campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

18. According to Omar, what’s stopping Teemah from growing tall?

Answer: Plain Jealousy, Envy

Meaning & Synonyms of Words in Chapter 1

1. meddlesome – Obstructive, active to know everything
2. didactic – intended to teach, instructive, educational.
3. animated – Full of life, exciting, lively
4. spontaneity – flow of the discussion
5. ululated – howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion
6. providence – fate, nemesis, destiny
7. But those belligerent sisters of yours -hostile and aggressive, threatening
8. bickering – argue about petty and trivial matters.
9.Omar turned to look balefully at me – Harmful or malignant in intent or effect
10.My life before marriage had always been one dreary thing after another – depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive.
11.What do you mean by that immodest remark?- lacking humility or decency.
12.She stopped taunting him – Stopped Interrupting him,
13. …he paused to look empathically at me – The ability to sense the emotions, feelings, and reactions intellectually
14. It means I am at one with members of the intelligentsia – intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, scholars
15. Chortle – Laugh in a noisy, gleeful way.
16. chuckle – to laugh inwardly or quietly
17. mirthful – full of mirth; merry or amusing.
18. eavesdrop – to secretly listen to conversation
19. surreptitiously – secretively
20. vivid – clear, realistic, authentic
21. meddlesome – interfering.

Chapter 2 Highlights

  • University as a Life Cha nger.
  • Salma Mohamad’s beauty.
  • Queue for Registration at the University.
  • The young lecturer and Salma.
  • Ummi collecting Matriculation number at the HOD’S Office (Samuel Johnson PhD).
  • The Quiet Neighbour (Talle).

Note the Following from Chapter Two…

1. University students are carefree
2. You don’t wear uniforms at the university (except law, social works and very few)
3. Ummi Ahmad was the full name of the Story teller
4. According to Salma, If you are a boy they ask you for money, and if you are a girl they ask you for a date
5. Ummi’s matriculation number was UG0001
6. Never judge a book by it’s cover.
7. The story teller believes you shouldn’t say things you are not asked.

The Life Changer Chapter 2 Likely Jamb Questions

The Story of Ummi and university as a life changer.

1. What was Salma’s Physical appearance?

Answer: Salma was a fair complexioned girl, tall, slim and rather busty.

2. What does Selma believe about Lecturers?

Answer: University Lecturers take money from boys and ask girls on a date

3. Why was the HOD close to Ummi

Answer: She knows her husband very well and was even the one who worked her admission.

Meaning of Words Used in Chapter 2

1. The young men around were openly ogling —stair, look lustfully
2. …ineptitude of the registration officers — lack of skill or ability.
3. I just find your allegation a trifle sweeping – treat someone in a way that lacks proper respect or seriousness.
4. I found his endearing salutation slightly discomforting – inspiring affection.
5.The kind of things I heard Salma say about university lecturers filled me with foreboding – a feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension.
6.I developed an instant, irrepressible feeling of claustrophobia – an irrational fear of confined spaces.
7.The recalcitrant male would always misbehave irrespective of what the woman wears – having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
8.I could not make head or tail of what he was blabbering about – Could not make of meaning out of it.
9. He was buried in the file before him – he was busy checking the file
10. I was genuinely angry with this surreptitious overture – a secret approach

Chapter 3 To Chapter 5 Highlights

  • Salma at Dabo’s Office
  • The School hostel and roommates
  • The Benz owners and Salma
  • The Owners and Tomiwa
  • Tominwa’s outing with Labaran And Habib
  • Salma and Tomiwa’s Quarrel
  • The roommates being B students (Second Class upper)
  • Moral Instruction as the last Paper.
  • Salma well dressed for her last paper.

Take Note of the Following from Chapter 3…

1. Talle was naturally quiet but this increased when he lost is dad and step mom
2. Talle was a driver at the local government office
3. Tell is the holy-holy type
4. Hiking was the district head
5. “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihir raji’un.” The Courtier said. Meaning It means from Allah we came and unto him is our returning
6. Talle and Zakki were arrested for a crime
7. IPO stands for Investigating Police Officer.
8. The father reasoned that the kidnappers were amateurs

The Life Changer Chapter 3 Likely Questions

1. Who was the formidable boka
Answer: traditional medicine man

2. What is the real name of the quiet one?

Answer: Talle

3. Where did the quiet one hear the police syrene?

Answer: Hakimi’s house.

4. Talle was guilty of which Crimes?

Answer: kidnapping, armed robbery and extortion.

5. How long did Talle and Zakki kidnap the little boy?

Answer: One week

6. How much did the kidnappers demand?

Answer: one million and later came down to two hundred and fifty thousand naira

7. What does EMAL stand for?

Answer: Examination Malpractice

8. What drove Salma out of the university

Answer: Examination Malpractice

Importaing Words/Sentences in Chapter 3

1. Our culture of neighbourliness was superlative —
2….engaged in fisticuffs with anyone even as a young lad —

Life Changer Chapter 4 Likely Questions

1. Who were Salma’s roommate in the Hostel?

Answer: There were four girls in the room, Salma herself from the North, Tomiwa from the West, specifically from Ibadan, Ngozi from Umunze in Imo State and Ada from Benue State or Middle Belt as she insisted people called her place of birth

2. Which hostel was Salma given?

Answer: Queen Amina Hall

3. Why did she not like the Hostel?

Answer: She didn’t like her roommates. She thought they will disagree with her lifestyle.

4. Who were Salma’s Roommates?

Tomiwa – Lover of music, fashion and entertainment
Ngozi – quiet and reticent. Generous
Ada – They eat rat In there place

Salma and Tomiwa were Muslims while Ada and Ngozi were Christians

5. Which school did Salma first gain admission to?
Answer: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

6. Who were the men in the Benz
1. Labaran
2. Habib (Car Owner, Politician, Speaker)

Chapter 5 Notes & Highlights

1. If the bird chooses to fly in cloudy weather, it should expect its flight to be cut by the rain.
2. Indomie is students favorite because it is fast and easy to prepare
3. As for the snail, they all indulged in its delicacy whenever Tomiwa’s parents came visiting.
4. She comes from Oyo State, more than eight hours drive from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
5. The roommates ate indomie, snail, danwake delicacy.
6. When there are two men in a car and one appears too voluble, you can rest assured of two things; either he is the one who has the car or he is the one who is interested in you.
7. overconfidence is the reason no boy asks Tominwa out. She exuded such charismatic air around her that people, both males and females alike, rated her far above her station.
8. Tomiwa on the other hand was hesitant. What if they turned out to be some kidnappers or cultists?
9. it was Labaran’s idea to pick girls. He is my driver— habib
10. “They are like a spindle. Nobody knows the direction they are facing. Tomiwa’s thought about politicians
11. According to Ada, the essence of education was for us to live as one and seek out what unites us rather than what separates us
12. The herd instinct was indeed real. A situation which no entreaty could settle was suddenly resolved by a single knock on the door.
13. Teemah loves stories very much.

The Life Changer Chapter 5 Likely Questions

1. What time did Tomiwa’s phone ring and who picked?

Answer: 8’oclock in the morning, by Habib who gave Salma ride from Kwagila.

2. How much did Habib give to Tomiwa?

Answer: (N50,000) Ten thousand for each of your roommates and twenty thousand for you. He also bought food (soya, chicken) and provision for her to take to her hostel.

3. How did Salma’s relationship with her friends or room mates contribute to her leaving the school

Answer: She slept with Habib to get the money and also bribed the wrong person so that she doesn’t get rusticated.

Meaning of Words/Sentences Used in Chapter 5

1.underhandedness with any female student – secretive or dishonest behaviour.
2.But he seemed suddenly tongue-tied today – short of words
3. heartthrob – A heartthrob is someone who is so attractive that he makes our hearts throb in our chests.
4.Salma was heaving like someone  who was about to have asthmatic seizure – Confused and short of words
5. … incongruous journey of life — not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.

Chapter 6 to Chapter 9 Highlights

  • Notes of salvation
  • At the HOD’s office
  • Salma sleeps with Habib to get 300k
  • Duped by Kabir the Lab Technologist
  • Salma before members of the Committe
  • Death of Salma’s father
  • Salim dates Salma
  • Salim’s social media experience with Natasha and Social media Queen
  • Salma’s Engagement.

Note the following from Chapter 6…

1. Moral Philosophy was Salma’s GST Couse
2. The teacher felt silently intimidated by the ostentatious appearance of Salma. She took an instant dislike in Salma.
3. Kola was the best student in the class
5. But the thought of what would happen if things went the other way was heart-wrenching.
4. Salma and Kola were both rusticated
6. Notes of Salvation – euphemism they had for Cheat Notes (biscuit, bomb, etc)

The Life Changer Chapter 6 Hot Questions

The following are questions that may come out from The Life Changer novel Chapter 6.

1. What was Salma’s last paper?

Answer: Moral Philosopy

2. Why was the female teacher intimidated

Answer: The ostentatious appearance of Salma

3. Which other word can replace Notes of Salvation?

Answer: Expo, Bomb, Chukwuli

4. Who gave Salma the Notes of Salvation

Answer: Kola

Notes & Highlights From Chapter 7

2. Dr Mohammed Kabir was not a member of the committee as he claimed
3. Chairman of the University Ethics Committee being susceptible to financial underhandedness
4. It was also not fair what men were doing to her. No man ever treated her for her essence; they all related to her based on her looks.
5. She mentally ran the whole gamut of the men she knew in her life and came to the conclusion that except for her father, no man, indeed no man, was worthy of being called a man.

The Life Changer Chapter 7 Likely Jamb Questions

1. What does every lawbreaker try to do?

Answer: when caught; she tried to find ways around the rules.

2. What was the established law of EMAL?

Answer: simply pack their belongings and leave the school. Write Jamb again and seek admission.

3. What solution did Salma suggest to Tomiwa about the EMAL issue?

Answer: I was thinking of talking to Labaran to talk to Habib who would put a word for me in ears of the Committee Chairman or the Vice-Chancellor or someone higher up.

4. Who was the only one that could help Selma?

Answer: Professor Dabo.”The one she disrespected in your 100 level. He is a professor of Biological Sciences

5. Salma felt her stomach sink. On what occasion did this happen?

Answer: When she was told that it was only prof Dabo that could help her.

6. Who was the chairman of the University Ethics Committee

Answer: Name not mentioned

7. How much did Kabir Scam Salma?

Answer: 100k

1. Salma did not notice this surreptitious movement – secret
2. she was lost in her unpleasant reverie – lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.

Chapter 8 Summary And Notes

1. Habib was the one who send Zaki and the Quiet Nabor (Talle) to to deal with Alhaji Adamu by kidnapping his son.
2. Talle left Lafayette for somewhere between Nigeria and Niger
3. Zaki entertained himself by mentally running over in his mind the chorus he knew off hand from the song of late Kenny Rogers, The Gambler:
Kabir left the joint after using less than 50k to win 300k when he heard the Kenny Rogers lyrics.
4. Gumuzu (sent by Kartagi owner of the gambling joint) and Zaki were the thug sent after Kabir.
5. By this time, UMMI has drunk three bottles of Zobo
6. Salma lost her father while she was in the university.
7. According to salami, you do not pray for the dead. Such prayers are like medicine after death, ineffectual.
8. Salma had a boyfriend named Salim who had a sour experience with Smartphone.
9. After she lost her father, Salma decided to change her ways. She became decent and very serious.
10. Salma’s friend/roommate in the new school were Ngozi, Tommy, Sally, Ada

The Life Changer Chapter 8 Likely Questions

1. Who was Mohammed Kabir

Answer: Laboratory Technologist, who disguised himself as a Doctor.

2. Why did Labaran not hand over the 300k collected from Kabir by Zaki to Habib

a. Habib was the Speaker of the house, and therefore did not need such a paltry sum as three hundred thousand naira
b. he reasoned that Habib was in no position to know how much he took from Kabir, or if he collected anything at all, because as a perpetual gambler, no one would expect Kabir to even have a kobo on him.
c. Labaran was sure that Habib did not give the money to Salma just like that.

3. Ngozi asked why Salma’s people bury their dead so hurriedly. What was her response?

a. The first is that we do not bury people. We bury corpses. As soon as a person is pronounced dead, his personality automatically ceases with his last expiry of breath.
b. We were anxious for them to get well when they were ill, but the moment they die, our anxiety ends and their own begins as creatures bound for a rendezvous with their Creator. The more the delay the more anguish that would be unleashed on the family of the bereaved.
c. funeral delay does not have advantages on any one. It does not help the dead. The body would begin to decompose after a while.

4. According to Ngozi, they delay burials because?

1. To be sure the person is actually dead (kept In Morque)
2. To allow more people pay their last respect

Sentences, Words & Meanings in Chapter 8

1. oxymoron – a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).
2. …no matter how much money he had, he would always lose it at the cards — gambler
3.reclusive –
4. That blunder cost me over a quarter of a million naira – two hundred fifty thousand

5. …she considered her trump card — a valuable resource that may be used, especially as a surprise, in order to gain an advantage.

6. Morque – mortuary
7.Omar said, gritting his teeth in a maniacal sort of way – exhibiting extremely wild or violent behaviour.

The Life Changer Chapter 9 Likely Questions

A. Salim was on Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Badoo, 2Go, WeChat
B. Lawal was Salim’s friends.

1. What kind of phone did Salim buy?

Answer: Samsung Galaxy Note Series and it had this wide screen that responded to a stylus touch well as the fingers of the owner.

2. What was Salim’s phone experience

1. Natasha aligned with robers to steal his car
2. Chatting with the wrong person. My princess turned out to be a hideously unpresentable creature.

3. According to the Novel, how do Social media girl dupe guys

a. demands begin from something as menial as a recharge card for her phone
b. Then gradually you graduate into sending money to her account because she would have claimed to be in another city and she wanted to come visiting.
c. she would “kill” her relations and ask you to send funeral money.
d. She lies about he location
e. She travel to visit her and she lies she is not in town, stops picking calls or off phone
F. Kidnappers can disguise and kidnap you

4. According to Salim, what is the standard prayer in calamity

Answer: from God we came and unto Him is our returning

Meaning of Words/Sentences in Chapter 9

a. She must be a quintessential beauty for you – representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
b. “Hell, my friend. Are you a clairvoyant?” – a person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sense.
c. “kill” her relations and ask you to send funeral money – lie that someone close is dead
D. …send you on a wild goose chase — a foolish and hopeless search for or pursuit of something unattainable.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

JAMB Deadline For 2020/2021 Admissions Exercise

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the deadline for admission exercise into the various tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session. This was contained in a statement earlier made available by JAMB.

This decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with Heads of Tertiary Institutions in the country which was held earlier in the year

According to the JAMB Registrar,  after a robust and insightful deliberation, members collectively agreed that all public universities (Federal and State universities) are expected to finish their admissions on or before 15th May, 2021, while the private universities and all IEIs, polytechnics and COEs would complete theirs at the agreed date of 15th June 2021.

This means that public universities are expected to complete their admission process and release all admission lists on or before May 15th, 2021 while private universities and all IEIs, polytechnics and COEs would do the same on or before June 15th, 2021.

We do not know if there will be any change concerning the dates at the moment, however, according to Prof.Oloyede, the chosen deadlines remained sacrosanct and binding on all institutions as the Board would not tolerate any breaches of the collective decision reached at the meeting.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

NECO Releases 2020 SSCE External Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.

Announcing the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna on Thursday, the Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Godswill Obioma disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 39,503 actually sat.

Professor Obioma explained that a total of 26,277 candidates obained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics while 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

The Registrar who reiterated the Council's zero tolerance for examination malpractice, noted that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the release of results.

Professor Obioma disclosed that 6,465 cases of examination malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE External as against 17,004 cases in 2019.

He noted that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior Staff of the Council.

The Registrar explained that in line with the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, four supervisors who were found culpable of aiding and abetting malpractice have been blacklisted and would no longer be engaged in the conduct of NECO examinations.

One examination centre in Ogun State has been derecognized for intimidation and several attempts to induce NECO officials as well as aiding and abetting examination malpractice. 

Professor Obioma further disclosed that the results of 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the ENDSARS Protests in some states and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External) are being released along side those of external candidates today.

He added that “it is gratifying to note that the examination was at no extra cost to the affected candidates”.

A further analysis of candidates performance indicates that a total number of 29,918 obtained credit and above in English Language while a total number of 34,061 candidates obtained credit and above in Mathematics.

The Registrar stated that year 2020 ushered in very daunting challenges essentially occasioned by COVID-19 Pandemic and ENDSARS Protests in the pursuit of the Council mandates. 

He explained that “this necessitated the rescheduling of the various examinations organised by NECO, for instance, 2020 SSCE (External) which ought to have been concluded in November/December 2020 was conducted in February/March 2021”.

According to him, “inspite of these, we were not deterred rather we remained resilient and resolute in the conduct of our activities”. The Registrar reiterated the Council’s commitment to conducting credible examinations to improve the quality of education in the country. 

Professor Obioma explained that in view of the above, and based on approval of the Federal Ministry of Education, NECO has scheduled her public examinations for year 2021 as follows:

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission of JSS 1 students into Federal Unity Colleges is scheduled for Saturday 29th May, 2021.
Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal is scheduled from Monday 5th July to Monday 16th August, 2021.
Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is scheduled for Monday 23rd August to Monday 6th September, 2021 in order to enable students at that level cover enough subject matter for the examination.

The Registrar expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for finding him worthy to be appointed to serve in this capacity and contribute his quota to the development of education in the country. 

He also appreciated the Federal Ministry of Education under the able leadership of the Honourable Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and the Permanent Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, for their support to the Council. 

The Registrar also thanked the Governing Board of the Council under the able leadership of Dr. Abubakar Siddique Mohammed for their policy guidance in the implementation of the Council’s statutory responsibilities.

Candidates are enjoined to access their results on NECO website using their examination registration numbers.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2021 UTME: Solution To Issues In Sending NIN To 55019 For JAMB Profile Code

To register for the 2021 UTME, candidates are required to create a JAMB profile code by sending their names to 55019. However, I have noticed that some candidates are experiencing some issues in creating their JAMB profile code. This post explains some of the issues and how to resolve them.
1. SMS Sending Failed: This is one of the issues some candidates have encountered while trying to send their NIN to 55019 and create their JAMB profile code. The reasons for this could be one of the following:

  • Insufficient Airtime
  • Your SIM Card Is new
  • You are using Airtel or Etisalat
  • NIN SIM Card cannot send message
  • You are using a SIM Card that someone else has used to create his/her own profile code
  • The Phone Number is not linked to your NIN

To resolve this issue, you first need to ensure that you have sufficient airtime to send message to have at least N50 airtime on your phone. Candidates have also complained that they were unable to register with a new SIM, so if your SIM Card is a new one, ensure it is registered first and confirm it has been registered before using it.

If you have tried sending the message with an Airtel or Etisalat line, you should try an MTN or a Glo line instead. You also need to make sure that the setting of your phone enables you to send SMS and no other person has used that same SIM for that same purpose.

2. Invalid Character Found In The Name Supplied: A candidate asked, someone just sent me this text, “After I sent my NIN to 55019, I got this message from JAMB - invalid character found.” This is another issue that candidates have encountered in sending their NINs to the 55019 JAMB shortcode.

Candidates encountering this problem are to ensure that they send the SMS in this format: [NIN 00123456789]. Ensure that there is space between NIN and the numbers. Do not use double spacing as that can as well cause the problem.

3. A Temporary Issue: Finally, issues encountered may be as a result of a temporal issue. It could be due to a poor connection, a network failure, or a technical issue from JAMB. This means it is not a permanent problem it will stop occurring with time. So if you experience any of these issues or other ones not mentioned here and you have taken steps to resolve it and it is still reoccurring, I will advise you to give it time and try again.

Still Having Issues in Creating A JAMB Profile Code? Contact JAMB

If you are still having issues after doing all I have stated above, you may need to contact JAMB directly. For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives wrong data, he/she can visit: create a support ticket, click on 2021 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop down).

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

How To Gain Admission Without JAMB

How To Gain Admission Without JAMB

Have you heard of ADMISSION WITHOUT JAMB? JAMB is NOT the only gateway to a higher institution in Nigeria. Every year candidates who failed to be admitted through JAMB usually give up any hope of securing admission for that particular academic year hoping to wait till next year to write another JAMB exam.

Now, if you happen to be in this situation right now, it does not mean that all hope of securing admission this year is gone. You can still secure admission without JAMB. Yes! You got me right. I will outline and explain these other ways of gaining admission so you can make the choice that is best for you.

How To Gain Admission Without JAMB

1. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN): Yoy may have heard about the Open University of Nigeria. You do not require JAMB to gain admission into the Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). One advantage of the Open University is that there is nothing like a school going on strike. The major disadvantage is that their graduates are not allowed to participate in NYSC. Though the management of the university is working to resolve this issue with the government. So hopefully soon, they will be allowed to participate in NYSC. So if you will like to enrol in NOUN, visits their official website: to know the courses available and locate the closest study centre nationwide.

2. IJMB/JUPEB/Diploma/A-Level Programmes: IJMB stands for Interim Joint Matriculation Board. IJMB is an Advanced-Level (A-Level) Course, which you take for 9 months, after which you take a final exam that gives you a certificate. This certificate can then be used to apply for Direct entry admission into 200 Level in any university of your choice. JUPEB stands for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).

Just like IJMB is it equally an advanced level programme. Successful candidates can use their certificate to apply for direct entry admission into 200 level in any university of their choice. Diploma programmes Some universities still offer Diploma programmes. This programme usually lasts for 2 years after which you will obtain a certificate which you can use to apply for admission into 200 level in that university or any other university.
Other acceptable A-level certificates like A-level GCE certificate can be used equally to secure direct entry admission into 200 level in any university. All these programmes are offered by many universities as well as some educational agencies.

3. Pre-degree/Remedial Programmes: Pre-degree/Remedial/Foundation Programmes are offered by many universities and is designed to support candidates who do not meet certain requirements for admission. After completing the programme which usually lasts for 7-12 months, the successful candidates are admitted into relevant undergraduate degree courses in the school they did the programme. We usually update information on Pre-degree/Remedial/Foundation Programmes admissions and sales of forms.

4. Part-time/Weekend/Evening Programmes: Almost all universities offer part-time degree programmes. The part-time degree programmes are just the same with full time degree programmes (That is admission through JAMB) in terms of the certificate. The differences are that, not all courses are offered in a part-time programme, part-time programmes take an extra year and finally, part-time graduates do not go for the National Youth Service Corps.

Similarly, almost all polytechnics run evening and weekend programmes. There’s one they equally call Daily Part-time programme (DPT) in some polytechnics. If you enrol in any of these programmes, you will obtain your National Diploma certificate after 2-3 years just like those that gained admission through JAMB. You can use the National Diploma certificate obtained to apply for direct entry admission into 200 level in any university of your choice if you do not want to continue with your HND in the polytechnic.
This is really cool if you are working and schooling at the same time as it will give you time for both. We equally provide information on Part-time/evening and weekend programmes as well.

5. Study Abroad: Schools outside Nigeria do not require you to have JAMB result before you can be admitted. I know many students that JAMB ha frustrated countless and they have no option than to move to Ghana for their higher education. The thing however is that it is quite expensive studying abroad. So this option is for those who can afford it unless you are able to get a scholarship.

What Are The Requirements To Gain Admission Without JAMB Into These Programmes

All you need to run any of these programmes is just your O’level result (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB etc or even a combination of the results). You not need to take JAMB or have a JAMB result to enroll in any of the programmes. Enrolling in any of these programmes is better than waiting for another year. Unless age is still on your side. If not, take advantage of any of these programmes as you deem convenient or suitable. Do you have anything else to add to this article or have any questions, leave your comment below.