Following the release of Post-UTME scores at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), the question on most candidates’ lips is, what are my admission chances? This is a tough question begging for an answer.
We all know how difficult it is to gain admission into tertiary institution in Nigerian. However, with God on your side your admission is sure.
Now let us go back to the main gist.
The first question should really be, how can I know my average score? Or how can I calculate my average score?
Let take a look.
How to calculate your average score for MOUAU
In recent years, MOUAU, has developed a system of calculating prospective candidates average score after the Post-UTME and using this average score as a basis for admission selection. This average score is calculated using the JAMB score and the Post-UTME score of the prospective candidate.
The formula is simple;
a) First, divide the JAMB score by 8;
b) Then divide the Post-UTME score by ;
c) Sum the two results, i.e. add up a & b above.
MOUAU Pass Bench Mark:In the most recent previous years, MOUAU has set a pass bench mark of 40 across all courses.
However, due to heavy competition for admission slots, this usually rises in response to the level of competition.
Therefore after calculating your average score, if it is below 40, then you are most unlikely going to secure admission this year. Sorry, pal.
So you scored above 40? You can begin to dream of admission. However, there are still one major hurdle to this,”The COMPETITION”!
The competition has been undoing of many prospective candidates. Most casualties come from such courses as, Computer Engr, EEEngr, Mech Engr, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Accounting, etc.
What does this mean?
Basically because of the huge number of candidates who apply for the above mentioned courses, there is a large population contending for the relatively few admission spaces available within these course.
This simply means that, for instance, a candidate with an average score of about 60 may not be admitted if he/she apply to a very competitive course, while another candidate who probably scored 45 may get admitted on the merit lists, because this candidate applied to a less competitive course like, Plant Health Management, Agronomy, Animal Production,any of the Science Education courses, etc
Kudos to our grapevine Prince Ihechi, of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike for supplying us with this article.
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