Admission Guide Vol. I



Post UTME Application, Examination, Admissions and Clearance:


Written by:
Michael Oghenenyoreme Jules
M.ed. (In. V.) in Bus. Edu.
Dept of Vocational and Technology Education,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.

Under the Supervision of:
Admissions and UTME Nigeria
No. 1, NDU Road, Beside NDU Main Campus Gate
Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.
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A Publication of Admissions and UTME Nigeria
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Beside Main Campus Gate,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page: 1
  2. Title page: 2
  3. Publisher page: 3
  4. Table of contents: 4
  5. Acronyms and phrases: 8
  6. Preamble: 9
  7. When is Niger Delta University Post UTME examination?: 9
  8. What is Niger Delta University Post UTME Cutoff Mark: 9
  9. How Do I Get The Niger Delta University Departmental Cutoff Marks?: 9
  10. Does NDU Offer Supplementary Post UTME?: 9
  11. Does the Niger Delta University Accept Second (2nd) Choice Candidates?: 10
  12. Is There Accommodation for NDU Post UTME Candidates?: 10
  13. How Can I Get Niger Delta University Post UTME Past Questions and Answers?: 10
  14. Is Niger Delta University (NDU) Post UTME Questions Difficult?: 11
  15. Can I Do Change of Institution To Niger Delta University?: 11
  16. How Can I Upgrade my UTME Result: 11
  17. How Many Questions Does Niger Delta University Set For Post UTME?: 11
  18. What is the overall score of the Post UTME?: 11
  19. How many marks are allocated to each question?: 11
  20. How Many Minutes (Duration) Do We Have To Write The Post UTME?: 11
  21. Time of Niger Delta University Post UTME: 11
  22. What You Must Not Bring To The Niger Delta University Post UTME Screening Exercise: 12
  23. What am I expected to take to the examination hall?: 12
  24. Venue of Niger Delta University Post UTME: 12
  25. Direction to NDU Post UTME Venue:                                                             12
  26. How Much is Niger Delta University (NDU) Post UTME Application Form?: 12
  27. How Long Does The Post UTME Last?: 12
  28. Minor Mistakes Post UTME Applicants/Admission Seekers Make: 13
  29. How Long Does It Take After Exams Before Results Are Released?: 13
  30. How Long Does it Take to Start Admission After Post UTME?: 13
  31. How Much is the Transportation Fare to Niger Delta University?: 13
  32. How to understand university Post UTME timetable: 13
  33. Can I take my phone inside the examination hall?: 14
  34. Are Past Questions Repeated In The New Post UTME Examinations? 14
  35. What can I do to increase my chances of getting admission?: 14
  36. Is NDU A State Or Federal University?: 14
  37. What is the school fees structure for NDU?: 14
  38. What are the lists of courses offered in NDU?: 14
  39. I am coming from afar: How can I get accommodation during NDU Post UTME?: 14       
  40. Hostel or off campus, which one is better?: 14
  41. Are students allowed to cook in hostels?: 14
  42. A & U Ng Advert: 15
  43. How much is acceptance fee?: 16
  44. How much is clearance and all the rest charges?: 16
  45. If I Score Below 200 For Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Related Competitive Courses
  46. Which Available Options Can I Change To?: 16
  47. If I Score Below 200 For Law, Which Available Options Can I Change To?: 16
  1. List of Courses Offered in Niger Delta University And Their School Fees: 17
  2. Admissions: 18
  3. What you must know about admissions: 19
  4. From JAMB to Post UTME examinations: 19
  5. How JAMB and Post UTME scores are calculated for admission consideration: 19
  6. How to calculate Post UTME admission screening scores for all schools using jamb point system: 19
  7. How to calculate the relevant grades/score for admission: 20
  8. The admission circle: 20
  9. Admission lists/batches: 21
  10. How to check your admission status in jamb portal: 21
  11. 5 Ways to know you have been given admission: 21
  12. Jamb CAPS: 21
  13. School portal: 22
  14. SMS notification: 22
  15. JAMB matriculation list: 22
  16. Email Notification: 22
  17. Emerald Students Multipurpose Cooperative Society: 22
  1. Introduction to CAPS: 23
  2. What is CAPS?: 23
  3. Why was CAPS introduced?: 24
  4. How does CAPS work?: 24
  5. Check admission status: 24
  6. Marketplace: 24
  7. O’level Result: 24
  8. CAPS and universities: 24
  9. What will happen if I reject my admission?: 25
  10. What happens after I accept my admission?: 25
  11. Benefits of JAMB CAPS (advantages of jamb caps): 26
  12. Direct entry candidates and admissions: 26
  13. Direct entry Post UTME application: 26
  14. Direct entry admissions: 26
  15. Direct entry school fees:  26
  16. Direct entry acceptance fees: 27
  17. Direct entry clearance fees: 27
  18. Direct entry accommodation: 27
  19. General acceptance fees: 27
  20. Clearance fees: 27
  21. Documents needed for clearance: 28
  22. Verification: 28
  23. Six steps to gain admission easily: 29
  24. Step I: 29
  25. Step II: Man know man/recommendations 29
  26. Step III: Letter of concessional admission to the vice chancellor for admission: 30
  27. How To Write A Letter of Concessional Admission: 31
  28. Step IV: What if your score is low, change course to another that befits your scores: 32
  29. Step V: What if your JAMB score is below JAMB cutoff mark?: 33
  30. Predegree/JUPEB: 33
  31. Basic: 34
  32. Step VI: Mercenary delegation/admission merchants: 34
  33. Caution: 34
  34. Conclusion: 34
  35. Sample of Niger Delta University Post UTME application form: 35
  36. Sample of NDU Post UTME timetable: 36
  37. Year one clearance charges: 37
  38. Cost of accommodation in Amassoma: 38
  39. Post UTME application details: 39
  40. List of Courses Offered in Niger Delta University: 40
  41. Subject Combination for Post UTME Applicants: 41



After JAMB examination, it is assumed that your career life has commenced already. So, your efforts should be heated up as though you have gained admission. This document focuses on the Post UTME examinations.

There are several information in the net that are incorrect about the Niger Delta University Post UTME, hence, the need to read all the information here to ensure you are properly guided. If you choose the net over the information in the series of the admission guide, you will be misguided.

Hence, it is advised you desist from any information from online blogs about Niger Delta University Post UTME until the university management release a bulletin to that effect.

The following are likely questions you will be asking as time unfolds. So, sit tight as we roll them on.

When is Niger Delta University Post UTME Application?

NDU Post UTME application dates is not contained in this paper. Kindly call 08060699054 to ask of Post UTME dates.

When is Niger Delta University Post UTME examination?

The Niger Delta University Post UTME examination often comes a week after the application deadline. So, once management release the application deadline, just take a look at the bulletin carefully, the examination date is there and it is usually a week later (or as management deems fit).

What is Niger Delta University Post UTME Cutoff Mark

In recent past, the Niger Delta University always maintains the same minimum cutoff mark as JAMB. Since JAMB cutoff mark for 2020/2021 is 160, it is likely that the NDU MAY maintain same. To know/confirm the current NDU cutoff mark, kindly call 08060699054.

The Niger Delta University cutoff mark is released same day with the post UTME application form. It is released by the school in a bulletin after the management team meet to discuss the issue. It is then posted on the university’s Post UTME application website.

How Do I Get The Niger Delta University Departmental Cutoff Marks?

For a long time now, the Niger Delta University does not release departmental cutoff marks. This is not to say that the Niger Delta University does not have departmental cutoff marks. The university have its own departmental cutoff marks but does not release it for public consumption. All attempts to elicit these cutoff marks from the admissions office has proved abortive since the university sees it as a restricted document. However, as times changes, if such document ir released, we shall publish it.

Does NDU Offer Supplementary Post UTME?

First, what is supplementary Post UTME? This is a second Post UTME examination after the first examination. The University feels that during the first announcement, application and exams, some candidates who chose NDU as first choice may not hear, have time or the privilege to apply and write.

Hence, the University in a later date, after the first examination, opens up its portal for a second chance application. However, this second application is also for first choice candidates alone.

So yes, the Niger Delta University conducts supplementary post UTME for students who were not aware of the first application and those who may have performed poorly in other Universities and wish to change institution to the Niger Delta University later.

This supplementary post UTME is also for first choice students only as the Institution does not allow second choice applicants. Hence, after the first application has been concluded and exams finished with results released, the portal is opened again for another (supplementary) application.

This will allow candidates have a second chance for the same year. However, if you had applied and wrote the first exam, you cannot apply again. It is only for those who missed the first application.

But whether the NDU will conduct supplementary post UTME for the current year is what we cannot speculate. But owing to previous happenings, we are very optimistic that there will be supplementary Post UTME.

Does the Niger Delta University Accept Second (2nd) Choice Candidates?

No! The Niger Delta University does not accept second choice candidates.

The Niger Delta University over the years had maintained acceptance of first choice candidates only. Consequently, any applicant who now wants the Niger Delta University must first of all change their status in Jamb to first choice.

Otherwise, the University Post UTME Application portal ( will not accept their application. The information provided here may change according to the institution’s emerging policies.

Many candidates over the years has been wrongly fed information by cafe owners, CBT personnel, peers, bloggers and other vocational personalities that the Niger Delta University accept second choice when applying for JAMB.

The answer is a capital NO! The institution also conduct what is referred to as supplementary post UTME as stated above. This is also for only first choice candidates and for those who were not aware that the university had written its post UTME already.

The University creates the opportunity for those who missed the first examination to write again. This does not translate to second choice as those who chose the school as second choice had to change to first choice before they can apply.

In fact, the institution’s web portal for application of post UTME will not recognize any applicant’s Jamb Registration Number who chose the institution as second choice.

Is There Accommodation for NDU Post UTME Candidates?

 No, the university does not provide accommodation for Post UTME candidates. Post UTME candidates coming for their examination can rely on students’ accommodations, hotels, friends, colleagues and relations to find where to lay their heads over night. Candidates who do not have a place to stay can also contact us via call/WhatsApp on 08060699054 to order for a student’s accommodation for N1,500 only overnight.

How Can I Get Niger Delta University Post UTME Past Questions and Answers? 

The Niger Delta University does not sell past questions and answers for its Post UTME examinations. However, it is sold by third parties like A & U Ng. Hence, if you want NDU past questions and answers, kindly contact us via 08060699054 or 08050706635 or visit the link below:

Is Niger Delta University (NDU) Post UTME Questions Difficult?

Whether NDU Post UTME examinations are difficult or not will have to do with a particular student. It is a consequence of how well you prepared. Some candidates who purchased our past questions last year said more than 50% of what they read in the Post UTME came out. So, they were just ticking. Although others recorded lower percentage of repeated questions. So, just prepare well so that the questions will be simple for you. Get some past questions now; soft and hard copies are available – 08060699054.

Can I Do Change of Institution To Niger Delta University? 

Yes. You can do change of institution to the prestigious Niger Delta University within the period of after Jamb examinations to when admissions are ongoing.. Just go to the nearest JAMB CBT centre or contact us on 08060699054 to help you change it.

How Can I Upgrade My UTME Result

There is no way to upgrade poor JAMB results. The simple truth is that JAMB result upgrade does not work. It is all scam. So do not do it. They will screenshot photographs of other candidate’s results to show you that they have done it for others. Those are just screenshots.

They can’t do anything. So, if you have made any payment, weldone o Mr./Mrs. Dangote. Your money is as good as “phew!” Long gone. It is fraudsters who parade themselves that they have been helped by someone, maybe a professor or so. No professor nor anyone else upgrade JAMB results.

How Many Questions Does Niger Delta University Set For Post UTME?

The Niger Delta University Post UTME for 2020/2021 consists of 40 questions only. In 2017 backwards, it was 100 question and the total score was /400. This means each question carries 4marks. However, since the last post UTME consists of only 40 questions and was scored over 400, it means each question carries 10 marks. Anticipate same this year.

What Is The Overall Score Of The Post UTME?

The overall score for the NDU post UTME is 400. While the questions were 40. This is 10 marks to one question.

How Many Marks Are Allocated To Each Question? 

10 marks

How Many Minutes (Duration) Do We Have To Write The Post UTME?

The time for the 2021/2022 post UTME was 40mins. But many students complained that they were only given 25mins while others said 30mins. Whatever the case may be, each student must understand that what is needed is to attempt all questions and not must to answer all. So, attempt the ones you know first rather than sticking to the ones that gives you tough time.  

Time of Niger Delta University Post UTME

Niger Delta University Post UTME Time starts as from 7:00am. Do not be deceived that there will be African time. It is at your own peril. Be there before 7:00am. This is why those coming from afar must be in Wilberforce Island a day before their exam.

What You Must Not Bring To The Niger Delta University Post UTME Screening Exercise

There are several gadgets/personal effects you must not bring to the Niger Delta University Post UTME screening exercise. The following is a list of the items:





Biros (the exam is computer-based)


Friends/parents (they can wait outside though)

Or any other thing that would constitute cheating


Please, visit the University Post UTME Bulletin for a list of objects not to bring.


What am I expected to take to the examination hall?


Just your application slip. This is the slip the person who applied for you will print out. It consist of two pages which contains your credentials in page 1 and the timetable in page 2.


Venue of Niger Delta University Post UTME


The venue of the Niger Delta University Post UTME screening exercise is the ICT Centre, Newsite, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. For direction and assistance, contact the author of this material: 08060699054.


Direction To NDU Post UTME Venue


From anywhere you are, take a vehicle coming to Bayelsa. All incoming vehicles stops at TOMBIA JUNCTION especially at Agofure Park. Come down and walk towards/pass the roundabout. By then, you should be hearing loudspeakers and drivers calling Amassoma Amassoma Amassoma…. Take one of the vehicles. Bus would cost N200 and cars would cost N300. Tell the driver to stop you at Newsite. While at Newsite gate, the venue is just a walk away. Trek inside the school, the ICT centre should be the next set of buildings you will see after the Senate Building.



How Much Is Niger Delta University (NDU) Post UTME Application Form?


The Niger Delta University Post UTME Application cost N2,000 for Form; N1,500 for System Charge; and N2,000 for Hidden and Café Charges. This is a total of N5,500





How Long Does The Post UTME Last?


Usually, the Post UTME examinations timetable span for one week (From Monday to Saturday) with medical courses often coming last. The courses are grouped in accordance with their fields of studies. A copy of the timetable will be attached to your Post UTME application form.



Minor Mistakes Post UTME Applicants/Admission Seekers Make


During Post UTME examinations, there are various mistakes applicants make unknowing to them that they are actually doing the wrong thing. Let us expose you to some of these minor mistakes. The following are some things you must NOT do:


Late coming to Exam Venue

Bringing phones to the examination hall

Not submitting your answers before time elapse (Please, always submit before your time is exhausted).

Lamenting your predicament on Social Media

Not following instructions

Lacking adequate information

Coming from a distance on exam date. This always leads to lateness. Please, if you are coming from afar, come a day before your exam.



How Long Does It Take After Exams Before Results Are Released?


Post UTME results are released approximately one week after examinations.


How Long Does it Take to Start Admission After Post UTME?


After Post UTME examination, it takes an average of 2-3 Weeks before admission starts. However, the duration varies according to happenings in a particular session. Please, note that the admission last over a period of 5-7 months. So, if your name is not in first list, it may come in subsequent lists.


How Much is the Transportation Fare to Niger Delta University?


The transportation fare to Amassoma depends on your location. At best, go to the nearest park to you were you are and ask how much they charge to Bayelsa State. Once you know that cost, that should be the only thing to worry about. This is because all vehicles coming to Bayelsa stops at Tombia junction. From Tombia junction to Amassoma is just N200 for coastal bus, N300 for small bus and N500 for cars.


However, from Port Harcourt to Bayelsa ranges from N500 – N1,200. From Warri to Bayelsa is between N800-N1,000. So, if your location is farther, just use this existing cost to prepare yourself.


Special Note: Be aware that during post UTME examination, cost of transportation is usually higher.






How to Understand The NDU Post UTME timetable


To understand the Post UTME timetable, you need to know which Faculty your programme falls under. This is because you will not see the programme in the timetable. All you will see is Faculties. So, scroll through this material, you will see all the Faculties and programmes under them. So, once you know your Faculty, come back to the timetable and identify your date.


Can I Take My Phone Inside The Examination Hall?




Are Past Questions Repeated In The New Post UTME Examinations?


Yes. Many of our customers have attested to the fact that many questions they read in the past questions (up to 50%) were repeated. Meanwhile, others saw lower repetition and yet others none. Depends on how wide you read. You will surely come across repeated questions.


What Can I Do To Increase My Chances Of Getting Admission?


There is no shortcut to success. Read wide, score high, follow the news, follow the trend, do everything you are instructed to do by the university and JAMB. You are good to go.


Is NDU A State Or Federal University?


The Niger Delta University is a fully state government funded university.


What Is The School Fees Structure For NDU?


The school fees structure of the Niger Delta University is discussed in page 15 of this volume of the admission guide. It is imperative you understand how much you are to pay before you gain admission.


What Are The Lists Of Programmes Offered In NDU?


See page 15 of this material to the list of programmes offered in Niger Delta University.


I Am Coming From Afar: How Can I Get Accommodation During NDU Post UTME?


Hotels are scarce in Amassoma. Amassoma currently have few hotels. And the cheapest room per night is N3,000. However, we do arrange applicants to use students’ accommodation for just N1,500 per night. Contact 08060699054 if you want this arrangement. It is safe to use since we oversee it and arrange you with students who are under our tutelage. Male to male, female to female accommodation.


Hostel or off campus, which one is better?


This topic is treated in the volume II of the Admission Guide. It is released immediately after post UTME examination.


Are students allowed to cook in hostels?

This topic is treated in the volume II of the Admission Guide. It is released immediately after post UTME examination.





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How much is acceptance fee?

Acceptance fee is N40,000 flat. This consist of N30,000 acceptance fee and N10,000 matriculation fee.


How much is clearance and all the rest charges?

This depends on the cafe you are doing your clearance. We charge N58,000 for Everything. You can check the list in page 36 of this publication.


If I Score Below 200 For Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Related Competitive Courses, Which Available Options Can I Change To?


Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc. are highly competitive courses. The amount of applicants vying for these courses are much higher than many other courses. Hence, only high scorers gets these courses. What if you scored very low, like below 200? This means getting these courses will now be very hard. You have to change your course to a related course. The courses that are available for you now are as follows (please, seek the advice of the admissions office for proper guidance before taking any action):


  1. Faculty of Science
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Geology
  4. Pure and Applied Chemistry (Chemistry)
  5. Microbiology
  6. Computer Science
  7. Mathematics Physics
  8. Faculty of Agricultural Science
  9. Fisheries Production Technology
  10. Crop Production Technology
  11. & Rural Sociology
  12. Livestock Production Technology
  13. Faculty of Engineering
  14. Agricultural & Environmental Engineering
  15. Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  16. Civil Engineering
  17. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  18. Mechanical Engineering
  19. Faculty of Basic Medical Science
  20. Biochemistry


If I Score Below 200 For Law, Which Available Options Can I Change To?


Aside the courses listed above, Law is another competitive course in its own right. If you score very poorly, you will be given other related courses as indicated below:


  1. Political Science
  2. Sociology
  3. Philosophy
  4. Religious Studies
  5. History and Diplomacy
  6. Arts Education




                 COURSES                                                                             SCHOOL FEES


Faculty of Education                                                     Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Vocational and Technology Education                           110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Arts Education                                                                110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Social Science Education                                                110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Educational Foundations                                                            110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Science Education                                                           110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Library and Information Science                                                110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000



Faculty of Science                                                          Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Biological Sciences                                                          110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Geology                                                                           110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Pure and Applied Chemistry (Chemistry)                       110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Microbiology                                                                   110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Computer Science                                                           110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Mathematics Physics                                                       110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000



Faculty of Management Sciences                                 Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Finance and Banking                                                       110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Office and Information Management                             110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Accountancy                                                                   110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Business Administration                                                 110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Marketing                                                                        110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000



Faculty of Social Sciences                                             Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Geography and Environmental Management                  110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Political Science                                                              110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Sociology                                                                         110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Economics                                                                       110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Mass Communication                                                      110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000



Faculty of Arts                                                               Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Theatre Arts                                                                     110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Philosophy                                                                       110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Religious Studies                                                             110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Fine and Applied Arts                                                     110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

English and Literary Studies                                           110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

History and Diplomacy                                                   110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000




Faculty of Agricultural Science                                    Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Fisheries Production Technology                                    110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Crop Production Technology                                          110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Econs. & Rural Sociology                                               110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000

Livestock Production Technology                                  110,000/80,000                       160,000/130,000



Faculty of Engineering                                                  Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Agricultural & Environmental Engineering                     120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering                              120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Civil Engineering                                                 120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Electrical/Electronics Engineering                                   120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Mechanical Engineering                                                  120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000



Faculty of Law                                                               Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Law                                                                                 130,000/100,000                     180,000/150,000


Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences                                Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Medicine and Surgery                                                     150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000

Medical Laboratory                                                         150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000

Biochemistry                                                                   150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000

Human Anatomy                                                             150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000

Human Physiology                                                          150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000


Faculty of Pharmacy                                                     Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Pharmacy                                                                         150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000


Faculty of Nursing                                                         Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Nursing                                                                            150,000/120,000                     200,000/170,000


Faculty of Environmental Sciences (New Faculty)     Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)  Non-Bayelsan(Fresh/Returning)

Architecture                                                                     120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Quantity Surveying                                                         120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Building                                                                           120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Urban and Regional Planning                                         120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000

Environmental Management                                           120,000/90,000                       170,000/140,000




The admissions process is one that is partially technical but collaborative. That is, the admission process is now centralized and operated between universities and JAMB. First, you write JAMB, wait for JAMB to release cutoff marks for universities and if your score is up to the JAMB cutoff mark, you apply to your university for Post UTME examinations (if any). After Post UTME exams, the university selects through laid down criteria (including JAMB score, Post UTME score and O’level result(s)) the best candidates using JAMB CAPS (see the meaning of CAPS below). Once the selection is done, it is released in JAMB website – this is the first place a candidate will know he or she has been admitted. Let us discuss more about the admission circle in details



What You Must Know About Admissions


Over the years, students who wrote JAMB and Post UTME examinations have at one time or the other asked what next after their Post UTME examinations. Many students want to know to ascertain what they are up against. Well, the fact is that the Universities admission is one that has been highly centralized. This means that JAMB is now a core participant in the admission process, although, JAMB cannot actually grant admission on its own, rather, their admission is based on recommendations from the admitting institution.


This new pattern of granting admission brings in a better fairness in the admission process as a single University no longer have the prerogative to grant admission, rather, such right is centralized with JAMB ratifying admission lists before uploading. The following is a concise description of what happens during the admission season (this period comprise of JAMB application to year one clearance and span over a year).


From JAMB to Post UTME Examinations


In Nigeria, applicants aspiring to study in the Universities are required to write JAMB examination. The JAMB examination is rated with a total score of 400. During the admission period, JAMB then release cutoff marks for all institutions ranging from Universities to Polytechnics, down to Monotechnics and Colleges of Education. Nevertheless, the various institutions reserve the right to adjust the cutoff marks released by JAMB even as the JAMB cutoff marks becomes the guiding framework for such adjustments.


After JAMB exam, applicants are also required to write a Post UTME examination that is conducted by the various Universities. At this stage, the various Universities may also set Departmental Cutoff marks for the various Departments and courses. The Niger Delta University Post UTME Application for example costs N2,000 for the Form and N1,500 for System Charge. After the exam, which is often computer-based, scores are collated for admission consideration.


How JAMB and Post UTME Scores are Calculated for Admission Consideration


The calculation of the scores both in JAMB and Post UTME can be very complex owing to current happenings. Before now, it was believed that JAMB scores is added to Post UTME scores then divided by 2. It is the result that is measured with the cutoff mark. However, it is sometimes difficult to believe that some universities even use post UTME scores. This is because there are cases of students who did not participate in a particular Post UTME process but still got admission. It was later during clearance that they paid for the post UTME fee. Investigations showed that they did not even influence the admission neither did they have anyone who must have done that on their behalf. Owing to this development, it is difficult to believe that the JAMB/Post UTME result combination is even used.


How to Calculate Post UTME Admission Screening Scores for All Schools Using JAMB Point System


There are processes involved in this scoring:


(1) Candidates who submit only one o’level result which contains his/her relevant subjects already will be allotted 10 points. The exam could be NECO, WASSCE, November/December WASSCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets 2 points. So this means that candidates with only one result are at an advantage here with 8 points.


(2) O’ Level grades has it’s equivalent grade points as; A (A1) = 6 marks, B (B1, B2, B3) = 4 marks, C (C4, C5, C6) = 3 marks, so the better the candidates’ grades, the better his or her chances of securing admission.




(3) UTME scores, where each score range has its equivalent point can be summarized thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points.


(4) Each category would contain five JAMB results per point added. Eg. a candidate with 180-185 gets 20 points, while a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points.


How To Calculate The Relevant Grades/Score For Admission


Sittings: Assuming you have all your required O’level subjects in one sitting, you already have 10 marks.


O’Level: Let’s say you have 1A, 5Bs and 3Cs in your O’level result (WAEC/ NECO/ GCE), then you have, (1×6) + (5×4) + (3×3) = 35 Points.


JAMB Score: Then, say you scored 250 in JAMB UTME, you get 33 Points (refer to number 3 above to see how we got this).


To get the total point, you sum everything together (i.e: Sittings + O’level + Jamb Score).


This implies that – 10 + 35 + 33 = 78 Points. If the cut-off mark for your course of choice in a particular school is below 70, then you will be admitted into that institution.


(i) Catchment and educationally less-developed state would still be used for admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

(ii) Merit admission contains 45 per cent of the total candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35 per cent and Education Less Developed Areas (ELDs) and staff lists contains the rest.

(iii) Cut off marks are released by the institutions each year in the form of points and sometimes marks.


The Admission Circle


Once you are qualified for admission, it is the University that first admits you. However, they are mandated to send the admission list to JAMB through the use of CAPS. Once the admission list is loaded in JAMB CAPS, the system ratifies the list, checks for consistencies with regulations, laid down criteria including scores, marks, quota system, etc. Once satisfied, the admissions officer takes the list to the university management for vetting. Once the university management is satisfied with the listings, it signs the document and it is loaded again in CAPS. Then CAPS notifies students that they have been admitted. It is at this point you know that you have been admitted because once Jamb admits you, it is sure you will be admitted too in the university because it is the university that sends your name to Jamb.


Once the university is done with CAPS, it takes to list to its own website and upload it. Then students whose names already appeared in Jamb will also see their names in the school portal. Now if your name had not appeared in JAMB portal, it is 90% difficult you will see your name in the school portal. However, if you do, then your name will be uploaded later in the JAMB portal. The distance between JAMB admission and university admission is an average of two week. However, this depends on the institution, time and activities at the time. Once you check the university website and you are admitted, congratulations! You have been offered admission and you can commence your clearance



whence the university announces it. You cannot actually commence clearance when the university has not uploaded your name.


Admission Lists/Batches


NDU Admissions are released in list and no more batches. In the 2020/2021 admissions, admissions were released in the following successive lists:


  1. March 6th, 22nd and 26th.
  2. April 1st, 9th, 13th and 27th.
  3. May 3rd, 14th and 19th.


Other successive lists also followed till even few days to matriculation which held August 21st, 2021.


How To Check Your Admission Status In Jamb Portal


To check your admission status in JAMB, you must login to CAPS in JAMB website. It is called Centralized Admission Processing System (CAPS). Once you check and you are admitted to a particular course, the same course is what will reflect in your University website.


Login to You will see where to enter your email address and password. This is same email you used to register your Jamb. Enter the email and the password the CBT personnel that registered used. If you do not know your details, kindly contact the person that registered you in JAMB to get it for you. Once logged in, find CAPS in the dashboard. Once you are in CAPS (phone users must use Chrome and you must request for desktop mode through the three dots options button at the top for CAPS to display well), click options again and the details will appear. Click on CHECK ADMISSION STATUS.


Note: This may change in due course as JAMB keeps on modulating its website. But no matter how it goes, peruse through the website, you will find your way.


5 Ways to Know You Have Been Given Admission


There are cases of students missing their admission because they have no idea that they have been granted admission. Let us see how a candidate will know he/she has been granted admission.


  1. Jamb CAPS


JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) makes it possible for prospective candidates seeking admission into various tertiary institutions to monitor their admission status and easily know when they have been offered admission by any institution. Go back to see how to check your admission status using CAPS.










  1. School Portal


Almost all the tertiary institutions in Nigeria now have their own websites. Most of these schools do announce the release of admission list and publish the names of admitted students on their websites. Candidates seeking admission are supposed to know the official website of their school of choice and closely monitor it to know when such announcement concerning admissions is made.


  1. SMS Notification


Most school will require that you provide your active phone number during Post-UTME or admission registration in the school. Many of these schools will notify you once you have been offered admission in the school by sending a text message to the phone number you used when you applied for admission in the school. This is why it is advisable that candidates provide their active phone number if required while applying for admission.


  1. JAMB Matriculation List


This was recently introduced by JAMB. Candidates can confirm if they have been offered admission and if their admission is recognized by JAMB via the JAMB Matriculation List portal.


  1. Email Notification


Just like phone numbers, many schools equally do ask candidates to provide their email address while applying for admission. Admission notifications are equally sent to candidates via this medium. The unfortunate thing however, is that many candidates hardly check their emails. If you are an admission seeker, it is advisable that you check your email address regularly in case your school decides to send admission notification via this method.



Introduction to CAPS


One of the terms Jambites are bombarded with is the acronym “CAPS”. Jambites always hear of CAPS every time and some newbies don’t really know what it is all about. Anyways, this CAPS is not the normal cap you wear, this one is an acronym that means Centralized Admissions Processing System (CAPS). In 2017, the CAPS system was introduced to replace the manual process of granting admission to admission seekers in Nigeria. This was with a view to eliminate human voluntary and involuntary errors associated with manual procedures.


What is CAPS?


CAPS is an acronym that stands for Centralized Admissions Processing System (CAPS). In previous years, universities have the autonomy of independently granting admissions to candidates. However, the government saw the need to be involved in the tertiary admissions procedure, hence, CAPS was introduced. CAPS gives the government (in this case, JAMB) the opportunity to screen admission list before being released by Universities.














Emerald Students’ Multipurpose Cooperative Society is a cooperative where students can register, save their fees and apply for school fees loans. Emerald Students MPCS offers students the ample opportunity to gather their fees in installments and pay with ease.


Established on March 30th 2021, Emerald was able to save more than 50 newly admitted 2020/2021 students whose admissions were to be withdrawn because of lack of school fees. Haven paid school fees for these lucky members, they are now paying back on monthly basis. What a wiser way to save and keep your admissions without stories?

As a newly admitted student, it is very important you register as an Emerald member so that you can take loans if at all you are unable to pay the full fees in later days. Another reason why you must register as an Emerald Cooperative member is that the NDU prefers to grant admissions to only candidates whose school fees are ready. Hence, it retracted/retrieved admissions of numerous students who were unable to pay their fees.


What we plan to do with Emerald is to teach admission seekers the understanding that their school fees needs to be ready so that when admissions comes, it won’t be retrieved because of inability to pay fees. This we can achieve through planned savings. Emerald gives you the platform to achieve that goal. Select a savings plan today and start saving for your education.

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Why Was CAPS Introduced?


CAPS was introduced by JAMB to ensure quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process. It was initially possible that universities can put guidelines aside and grant admission to candidates with special backings. However, with CAPS, such has become very difficult. No matter who recommends you, certain requirements must be met before you can be granted admissions. For example, if university send your name in a list to JAMB, JAMB will screen the list and if you do not score above the minimum cutoff mark, JAMB will remove your name. If you do not upload your O’level result in JAMB portal, it is the same that you do not have result, your name will never appear. So, CAPS acts as a check and balance to the admission process in Nigeria.


How Does CAPS Work?


Your CAPS account is embedded in your JAMB profile. So, when you login to, you will see CAPS in your profile homepage. You can click on it to access your CAPS account.


CAPS consist of the following buttons:


Check Admission Status

From here, you check if you have been admitted. If you are offered admission on the JAMB CAPS portal, you can choose to accept or reject the admission.



JAMB CAPS makes provision for a “market place” in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and “request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points.” These institutions will write to JAMB to request for the students and also give them (students) three days to respond. Also, only three universities can request for a candidate.


O’level Result

These days, JAMB requires all candidates to upload their results. No O’level result uploaded, no admission. So, JAMB created this button for candidates to confirm that their results are well uploaded. The new policy also gives the academic board or senate of an institution the power to ‘allocate percentages to JAMB, the school and O’level results as these will be calculated to get the students’ cut off marks for post-UTME.’ JAMB wants to ensure there is a unified time for closing admission in all universities and there is now portal for admission which is be based on cut off points, quota system and catchment areas.


The CAP System is such that institutions can only admit those who meet their cut off points. According to an admission officer for a tertiary institution. “If a candidate does not meet the cut off, no matter whom he or she knows, such person cannot be admitted.”


Also, the JAMB CAPS now makes provisions for candidates to accept and reject any admission being offered to them.

CAPS also looks out for candidates who are unable to go for National Youth Service, NYSC, because they do not have JAMB admission letters. This set of students can now pay a fee for regularisation and will be able to go for the youth service.


CAPS and Universities


Each tertiary institution have a Dashboard with JAMB CAPS. This Dashboard is managed by the admission officer of each institution. The admission officer sets the university admission criteria, the admission quota and number of


candidates expected for each course on the Dashboard. The criteria includes the institution’s general UTME cutoff marks, the UTME cutoff marks for each course oR programme (for merit, catchment, etc.), Post-UTME screening cutoff mark, O’level or SSCE result grading as well as other admission criteria the institution wants to use in selecting candidates.


The admission criteria differs from institution to institution. Some institutions may use all the criteria specified by JAMB (UTME Score+Post UTME score+SSCE result grading), while some institutions may use UTME Score or SSCE result grading.


The admission officer also determine the percentage weight for each of the admission criteria set on CAPS, e.g., URME Score = 50%, Post UTME = 30%, SSCE result grading = 20%, the total of which is 100%. You should also know that many of the universities admit only candidates who choose them as first choice.


After all these parameters has been set, CAPS automatically rank and list the candidates that applied to an institution and are qualified for admission into the institution based on the criteria the institution has set for the system. The admissions officer downloads this list and send to the VC for approval. After ratification and approval, the admissions officer uploads the list to CAPS portal. This is where admission status is communicated to admitted students via their CAPS profile.


Upon being admitted, candidates have the right to accept or reject their admission. If you are granted the course you chose or a related course you like to study, you are expected to accept the course within a stipulated time. IF however, you were granted a different course not related to your initial course of study, or one you do not like, you have the sole right to reject that admission.


What Will Happen If I Reject My Admission?


If in any case you rejected your admission, your details is placed on JAMB Market Place as discussed above. This gives other institutions the opportunity source for you and send you admission if you qualify for their admission. In the 2019/2020 admission year, a candidate rejected political science in Niger Delta University. Surprisingly, the same institution later gave him the Law he initially chose. This is very rare though.


What Happens After I Accept My Admission?


Once admitted and you accept it, it means that you are off the admission seeking line. You have been gainfully admitted to that institution and you no longer have access to reject. You then proceed to the university for clearance as stipulated by the university. Also, you will not also appear in the JAMB Market Place again.


Benefits of JAMB CAPS (Advantages of JAMB CAPS)


  1. CAPS prevents backdoor admission. This means that no matter who you know, if you do not choose and institution from the beginning, you cannot get admission into that institution because CAPS will not accept a newly introduced name.


  1. The result you upload is verified by JAMB through the original body like WAEC, NECO and NABTEB who granted you that result.


  1. This method ensures that universities maintains uniform academic calendar.



  1. It helps institutions to conform with admissions guidelines, timeline and criteria.


  1. If at all there are courses which still requires more candidates to be admitted because of low choice of such course, such institutions can visit the market place to source for candidates.


  1. This method of market place in CAPS helps students with no hope of admission in one university to be admitted in another with space.


  1. There is no way to gain multiple admission. Once you accept an admission, you are off the market.


  1. This process ensures inclusiveness, equity, transparency and accountability in the admission circle.


  1. A candidate’s academic status can be updated throughout his/her academic life in the institution (admission, deferment, transfer, withdrawal, rustication, expulsion and death).


  1. Government departments and institutions (e.g. NYSC, Scholarship Boards, State and Local Government, etc.) can easily access these data for official purposes.





Many Direct Entry (DE) candidates are often at lost as to what they are to do as regards NDU admissions. Well, ordinarily, NDU DE applicants got nothing to worry about. But as time passes, the management of the university has seen the need for both DE candidates to purchase the Post UTME Form. Now, Direct Entry applicants have to purchase the Post UTME Screening form along with Jambites. But they do not write Post UTME examinations. The idea is to enable the University have enough data on the DE candidates which were hitherto not possible during admissions.


Direct Entry Post UTME Application


Direct Entry Post UTME Application does not cost as much as Jambites application. This is because DE candidates does not pay for post UTME Application fee of N2,000. What they pay for is just the system charge of N1,500 and café charges of N2,000 making it a total of N3,500.


Direct Entry Admissions


NDU Admissions are released in lists. From first to third list or so are often for Jambites. Direct Entry list comes just once in past admissions after which very few names may be released. The University does not often release the criteria for admissions as information on the criteria in the net are scarce.



Direct Entry School Fees


Direct Entry students also pays same school fees as year one. The school fees is as analyzed above in page 15. However, their school fees will drop by N30,000 whence they move on to the next upper class and it will remain so till they graduate. Please, note that this information is only true concerning the 2020/2021 academic session. The NDU Management reserve the right to adjust all fees as it deems fit.





Direct Entry Acceptance Fees


Direct Entry acceptance differs from Jambites acceptance fees. The Direct Entry acceptance is divided into three. Direct Entry Law students is N110,000; Direct Entry Basic Medical Science Students N80,000; All other Faculties for Direct Entry Students N70,000.


Direct Entry Clearance Fees


The Clearance fees for Direct Entry candidates are same with Jambites fees except for JAMB results cost of N2,000 which DE candidates do not process. So, the difference in clearance fees between Jambites and DE candidates is just N2,000. Please, see page 34 below.


Direct Entry Accommodation


Accommodation for all students are same. No difference. Hostel accommodation cost Just N15,000 and N17,000 only. However, the hidden and café charges amounts to N5,000. This will give a total of N20,000 and N22,000. Pharmacy Male hostel and Engineering male hostel are N22,000 while all other hostels are N20,000.


Nevertheless, there are outside accommodations known as off campus. These hostels may cost much higher than inside school hostels. The average are: Single room – N50,000; Self-contain – N100,000.


General Acceptance Fees


Acceptance fees is N30,000. But a Matriculation fee of N10,000 is added to it, making it N40,000 for the 2019/2020 academic session. But for Direct Entry students, it is N70,000 for Law, N80,000 for Basic Medical Science and N60,000 for all other Faculties.


Clearance Fees


Unlike acceptance fees, the online clearance fees involves many charges which summed up to N16,000. This fee may be higher, depending on where you process your work. The following are involved in the clearance process:


  1. Document upload fee: This fee is paid to the NDU online as the cost of accepting and storing your documents online. Café charges has been added to it. Some cafes may charge up to N3,000
  2. Acceptance processing fee: In NDU, fees are not accepted as bank deposits anymore. They are paid online via students’ personal profile in relevant school websites. These payments attracts online, hidden and café charges. Hence, to create a student’s profile and pay the acceptance fees, a processing fee of N1,500 is charged.
  3. JAMB Original result: This cost is N2,000. This is the cost of the result and processing and printing.
  4. JAMB Original admission letter: This cost is N2,000. This is the cost of the admission letter, processing and printing.


  1. Attestation Letters: The University requires students to bring two attestation letters as part of requirements for clearance. Where a student is unable to get these, cafes may charge N1,000 to process it while their bearers sign.
  2. Statutory declaration letter: Your admission information leaflet contains a page titled “statutory declaration”. This is to be sighed in the court by you. Where you are unable to meet up because of time, you can fill in your details while some cafes takes it to the court to sign on your behalf. This may cost N1,500 depending on where you do your work.
  3. NDU admission letter: You will have two admissions letter. One is JAMB admission letter, while the second one is NDU admission letter. The cost of JAMB admission letter is stated in number 4 above, while NDU admission letter is N1,000. This contains other documents like clearance certificate and student’s personal data form.
  4. Processing of Online Clearance: This is the café charge of processing your clearance. Cafes charge differently. But the regular prize is N4,000. The university advises all newly admitted candidates to USE ONLY EXPERIENCED CAFÉ SERVICES.
  5. WAEC/NECO scratch card: The University will want to confirm your O’level status. Hence, a scratch card will be required to be added to your O’level to enable your department confirm the authenticity of your result(s).
  6. Clearance acknowledgement slip: After clearance, you will need to pay for your clearance acknowledgement slip to enable you pay your school fees. Without this document, your school fees payment link will not be activated.


Documents Needed For Clearance

  1. WAEC, NECO or BABTEB results
  2. Local government of origin
  3. Age declaration or birth certificate


Other Charges


  1. School fees processing – N2,000
  2. Bio-data – N2,000
  3. Course enrolment – N4,000
  4. Medicals/xray – N8,000
  5. Skill acquisition – N7,500


Total – N23,500



After clearance, verification is the next step. It is done at the Department. Once your documents have been successfully uploaded, you will immediately march on to your department for verification. Some persons call it “physical verification”. This is because the students themselves take their documents to the Department for verification. Verification is not done by proxy. The verification officer checks your document for originality/authenticity and consistency with uploaded documents and certifies that you have been cleared.




They also sign your o’level result after checking with scratch cards online that your o’level is original. This signed result is what is used in school all through. After verification, you can then pay school fees and other charges. It is only now that you are a bonafide student of the NDU.




Each year, admission candidates are having troubles gaining admissions. Over the years, I have been sharing information with Jambites that gives them edge over their competitors and as expected, they always come back with thanks. I thought it wise to share some of my tactics here for the benefits of my readers. Therefore, the following steps are some of the necessary actions you will take to increase your chances of gaining admission.


Step I:


To gain admission especially to the course you wanted, you need good scores. Oh! What were you thinking? That I wanted to share some magical secrets? Nooooo! This is academics and it doesn’t work like that. There must be hardwork first. Even when some officials have the influence to help you get admission, sometimes, candidates’ score spoil such chances. So, get the right score for the course you are going for. To achieve this, adequate preparation is needed. Study hard and come out with good grades. Every other thing follows from there.


Step II: Man Know Man/Recommendations


By man know man, I mean you can actually gain admission if you have a lecturer, a politician, high profile pastor, etc. in the environment in which you are pursuing admission. Normally, universities allows its staff to submit names of their wards for admission consideration. Hence, if you have a lecturer as a relative in the university you are pursuing admission, just contact them for assistance.


In most universities, this channel has been blocked because many staff abuse this opportunity by collecting monies from candidates. Consequently, universities authorities across boards will say, bring only the name that is same with your surname. So, if my name is Michael Jules, the name of the candidate I want to submit must have Otega Jules, indicating that the person is my own son/daughter/relative where I cannot collect money from him/her to get admission. This is very wise on the part of the universities.


Despite the above, close allies to universities authorities submit more names and those candidates get admission as a result of familiarity with management. Students who were already losing out of an admission circle got contact from influential relatives and got admission one time. In a country where kickbacks and man-know-man is prevalent, gaining admission influentially is very possible. So, you see? The influence of political interference over academic operations is immense. This is why you hear of universities dying for autonomy/independence to fight this immense interference.


During admission period, political office holders often submit names to universities for admission consideration. In many instances I have seen, Governor have list (of course many persons are depending on him), house of assembly members have names/list, senators have one or two persons to help. We have not even mentioned political appointees. Then within the universities too, pressure for admission is also there. Many persons including relatives, friends, associates, etc. are calling the management for admission. I have witnessed several calls to various management appealing for admission. All these are external factors influencing admissions, and they negatively influence the admission circle as it determines who gets what. Thus, you may see those with lower scores gaining admission but those with higher scores, same course, same catchment, etc. get left behind.




During admission period, you see various types of persons moving around with admission list. Some are parents, some are lecturers, politicians, cronies, etc. So, those without influencers are left for “due process”. So tell me, if you have someone in power to help you, why leave him alone? He/she must be dragged into helping you make recommendation. The power of recommendation here cannot be downplayed.


So, all these things put together makes it difficult for many students without any tangible information to gain admission even when their scores beat the cutoff mark. So, when you are at home sleeping, admission list is flying here and there. You really need information in this direction. This however, does not downplay on the fact that Nigerian Universities admissions passes through due process.


Step III: Letter of Concessional Admission to the Vice Chancellor for Admission


First, what is concession? Concession, as defined by the dictionary, is a thing that is granted, especially in response to demand. This is to say you are going to demand officially for the admission and the good VC of your school will grant you. You see, in each admission year, there are many lists, also known as batches that are released. The first one is Merit list. This Merit list is the list that contains the most qualified candidates amongst all of the applicants. This is the list of the highest scorers. The next list is the Second Batch (or second list). In many universities, they call it Merit list supplementary. That is, it is a continuation of the Merit list. This list also contains names of most merited candidates.


In those days, universities do not tamper with Merit list. Even if president submits your name for admission and your score is not up to merit list, you cannot get admission in that list unless in later lists. However, as Eedris Abdulkareem sang: Nigeria scatter scatter, of course, the process now can be likened to scatter scatter. Anything can now happen.


Then third batch. Please, know that if your name is not in the merit list, it means that you are not eligible for admission (according to several admission dons). Meanwhile, the university still wants many students. What happens then is that the Vice Chancellor uses his own discretion to select candidates with manageable scores. So, anything in third batch downward is admission under a Vice Chancellor’s discretion (So says an admission officer).


This is where the concessional letter for admission comes in. A concessional letter to the Vice Chancellor is a letter appealing to a VC to please grant you admission. In a concessional letter, you state the course that you want and an alternate course in case the one you chose is filled up. The VC peruse through your qualification and grant you if he so wish, considering your qualifications via the various parameters.













How To Write A Letter of Concessional Admission

Below is a guide on how to write a concessional appeal letter to the Vice Chancellor of your intended university.

38B, NDU Road,
Beside A & U Ng,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.
22nd April, 2020.

The Vice Chancellor,

—— —— University,
—— —— —— —— ,

—— ——  State.



With reference to the subject matter overleaf, I hereby passionately appeal for concessional admission into your university for the course stated below:

Name Jamb No. Jamb Score Course Alternate Score
Michael O. Jules 20542831HQ 200 Medicine Biochemistry


This is for your perusal and consequent action.

Kindest regards,

Sign: ………………………………….
Michael Oghenenyoreme Jules

<<End of Letter>> Note: If the grammar is too much, please, use your own words.

Additional Note

If you are writing a letter of concessional admission, you must do that after first batch or second batch. It is not nice to do that before first batch.

Ensure that the details entered above especially the name, JAMB number and the programmes are correct. Over the years, I have mentored many candidates to gain admission and you will not be left out. This option towards gaining admission just works too well provided your score is good. Even if the score is bad, the VC and the admissions office will have to give you a programme befitting your grade. You may be asking yourself, am I going to leave Lagos to Port Harcourt all in the name of a letter? Or from Abuja to Bayelsa? Well, if you are serious with your admission, this endeavour will not be difficult for you. This is only for serious people.


Bonus option

If your parents are alive, or you have a responsible sponsor, take him/her directly to see the admissions officer if after first or second batch, you haven’t been granted admission. Ensure he/she represents himself well to command some level of respect. In fact, when the admissions officer sees your parent, let him perceive you are from the ministry even when you have nothing. Nice dress sense is important and command respect. On getting there, lament your situation to the admissions officer decently. “This my son/daughter scored above the cutoff, but up till now, no admission. What is wrong sir? Please, do something”. Women knows how to do this better. Take note: Do not give or talk about money, it is bribery. They may walk you out. If however, you have been attended to nicely and you are happy, it is possible you want to give tips, but not before you have been attended to. But I think it is not necessary.


Step IV: What if your Score is Low, Change Course to Another that Befits your Scores


Let me give you an illustration. I hope you know iroko tree? Iroko trees are very tall trees. Now, iroko trees were in a meeting discussing. Meanwhile, flowers came around to join iroko trees in the meeting. Imagine where iroko height will reach when they are talking up up above, compared to the height of the flowers which will be at the root level. Do you think their contributions will even matter or any iroko will hear them talking??


My point is that you want Medicine, Law, Nursing, Engineering, Computer, etc. and your score is below 200, meanwhile most of these courses demands very high cutoff marks because they are very competitive in nature. Can’t you see that you are not in the right place? And so, you and your below 200 score want to be in the same race with 300, 250 and so JAMB scores? We have to think twice. Please, note that whatever decision you make is solely yours. What I did here is merely give you information that will help you take a better decision.


Specifically, if you want Medicine, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy in fact, anything medical course, and your JAMB score is not up to 200, please, kindly do a change of course to ensure your admission comes. Even some candidates with 250 but without proper guidance like this don’t even see admission talkless of scores below 200. I am not here to tell you sweet words but the fact from my professional practice. So you do not resort to crying at the end.


Now, which courses can you change to if you are leaving Medical courses because of low scores? (When changing courses, please consult your admissions officer or the CBT/cafe operator near you to give you some advice or preferably you can call our office on 08060699054.


If you applied for Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing or Medlab and related medical programmes that are competitive, you can change to the programmes below which have requirement relationships:


  1. Science Education
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Geology
  4. Pure and Applied Chemistry (Chemistry)
  5. Microbiology
  6. Computer Science
  7. Mathematics
  8. Physics
  9. Fisheries Production Technology
  10. Crop Production Technology
  11. Econs. & Rural Sociology



  1. Livestock Production Technology
  2. Agricultural & Environmental Engineering
  3. Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering


If however, you applied for Law and you scored below 200 or the specified cutoff mark for Law in your school, then change to:


  1. Political Science
  2. Sociology
  3. Philosophy
  4. Religious Studies
  5. History and Diplomacy
  6. Arts Education, etc.


Step V: What If Your JAMB Score Is Below JAMB Cutoff Mark?


If your JAMB score is below the minimum JAMB cutoff mark for all universities, it means you can no longer forge ahead with your admission aspiration through JAMB. But there is still hope. Well, many students each year scored very low and that has raised concerns amongst low scoring candidates and their parents/sponsors. If you scored very low in your JAMB, You do not need to wait till next year before you actually gain admission. There are remedial programmes you can apply for and still get admission into 200 level in the next year along with those you wrote Post UTME with this year.


These programmes are:


  1. Predegree/JUPEB
  2. Basic Programme


  1. Predegree/JUPEB The University Pre-degree programme is designed to be an intensive training programme which aimed at preparing university admission seekers (senior secondary leavers) for university education. Given the prevalence of deficiencies students carried over from secondary schools. Pre-degree programme help students deal with the setbacks that often accompany such circumstances by providing them with a good head-start which will facilitate better academic performance in year two.


General Admission Requirements


Candidates must possess Ordinary Level, SSCE (WAEC), SSCE (NECO), NABTEB or equivalent with a minimum of four (4) relevant credit passes in subjects which must include English Language for Arts; and English and Mathematics for Sciences and Social Sciences. Candidates with deficiencies in their O’level results will be considered; but such candidates are, however, required to make up for any deficiency before the admission exercise (Some universities may not allow this O’level deficiencies except for Basic programme).






Direct Charges Involved in the Niger Delta University Predegree Programme


Charges for Predegree programmes differ from school to school. However, for the purpose of this publication, allow me to use the Niger Delta University Predegree Programme charges.


  1. Application Fees: 20,000
  2. Acceptance Fees: 20,000
  3. School Fees: 153,000
  4. Hostel 15,000


Total: 208,000


Documents use for the Processing


  1. Passport Photograph
  2. O’level Result
  3. Age Declaration/Birth Certificate
  4. Local Government of Origin
  5. Statutory Declaration
  6. Two Attestation Letters


Step VI: Mercenary Delegation/Admission Merchants


As a professional, there are things I do not discuss publicly that is why I have devised this means to write to those who care. In any university, there are those who are close to superior authorities. There are those who also deal on helping candidates gets admission when the admission is becoming too difficult for them. Please, note that this is very illegal and universities frown at it extensively. Anyone who is caught collecting money from candidates all in the name of admission is severely dealt with.


However, if admission is becoming a major problem to you, you really want to delegate trusted mercenaries to see where they can help you. When doing this, you must be careful because as a new person in the environment, fraudsters are always watching out for who to prey on. So, be careful. Delegating admission mercenary to aid admission process has been often fraught with fraud. So, paying money for admission before you see admission is often a wrong move unless you have a personal relationship with the mercenary.




Do you know? Fraudulence replete the admission circle… fraudsters often look for who to prey on. This is why I have made this material for candidates to protect themselves. When pursuing admission, try as much as possible to protect yourself from falling for fraudsters.




We have come to the end of this discussion. But be rest assured that this is not the end. My website, is replete with numerous information about admission. Please, do well to visit regularly. I will from time to time also publish materials regarding the admission circle.































  1. Acceptance Fee                      40,000
  2. Document Upload Fee                      2,000
  3. Acceptance E-teller and Online Payment                      2,000
  4. Original Jamb Result Printing                      2,000
  5. Original Jamb Admission Letter                      2,000
  6. Attestation Letters               1,000
  7. Signed Statutory Declaration Letter                      1,500
  8. NDU Admission Letter                      1,000
  9. Scanning, Registration, Processing and Printing         2,000
  10. WAEC/NECO Scratch Card 2,500
  11. Clearance Acknowledgement Slip 2,500

Total:                                                                         58,500



  2. Age declaration
  3. Local Government of Origin

Call 08060699054




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Date: …………………………….

SURNAME: …………………………..…………..  FIRST NAME: …………..……………………  MIDDLENAME: ……………………………

SEX: ……………………   JAMB REG. NUMBER: …………..………………..….  PHONE NO.: ……………………….………………………

EMAIL: ..…………………….………………..   EMAIL PASSWORD: …………………………… MARITAL STATUS: ……………………..

HOME ADDRESS: ……………………………………….……………………………………….…………………………………………………………

NEXT OF KIN: ………………………………………………………………….  NEXT OF KIN PHONE: …………………………………………

NEXT OF KIN ADDRESS: ……………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………..

FATHER’S FULL NAME: ………………..…………………………………………………….  PHONE: ……………………………………………. 

FATHER’S ADDRESS: ……………………….……………………………….…………………………………….…………………………………….. 

MOTHER’S FULL NAME: …………………………………………………………………….  PHONE: …………………………………………… 

MOTHER’S ADDRESS: …………………………………….…………………………………….…………………………………………………………….. 




List of Courses Offered in Niger Delta University



Faculty of Education

  1. Vocational and Technology Education
  2. Arts Education
  3. Social Science Education
  4. Educational Foundations
  5. Science Education
  6. Library and Information Science


Faculty of Science

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Geology
  3. Pure and Applied Chemistry (Chemistry)
  4. Microbiology
  5. Computer Science
  6. Mathematics Physics


Faculty of Management Sciences

  1. Finance and Banking
  2. Office and Information Management
  3. Accountancy
  4. Business Administration
  5. Marketing


Faculty of Social Sciences

  1. Geography and Environmental Management
  2. Political Science
  3. Sociology
  4. Economics
  5. Mass Communication


Faculty of Arts

  1. Theatre Arts
  2. Philosophy
  3. Religious Studies
  4. Fine and Applied Arts
  5. English and Literary Studies
  6. History and Diplomacy


Faculty of Agricultural Science

  1. Fisheries Production Technology
  2. Crop Production Technology
  3. Econs. & Rural Sociology
  4. Livestock Production Technology


Faculty of Engineering

  1. Agricultural & Environmental Engineering
  2. Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Law

  1. Law


Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  1. Medicine and Surgery
  2. Medical Laboratory
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Human Anatomy
  5. Human Physiology


Faculty of Pharmacy

  1. Pharmacy


Faculty of Nursing

  1. Nursing


Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  1. Architecture
  2. Quantity Surveying
  3. Building
  4. Urban and Regional Planning
  5. Environmental Management













Subject Combination for Post UTME Applicants


Faculty of Science (Courses includes: Biological Sciences, Geology, Pure and Applied Chemistry (Chemistry), Microbiology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics. Also including Medical Biochemistry under Faculty of Basic Medical Science and Science Education under Faculty of Education:


  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry


Faculty of Social Sciences (Courses includes: Geography and Environmental Management, Political Science, and Sociology) Excluding Economics. Also including Social Science Education from Faculty of Education:


  1. English
  2. Economics
  3. Geography
  4. Government


Faculty of Law and Arts (Courses includes: Theatre Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Fine and Applied Arts, English and Literary Studies and History and Diplomacy. Also includes Law (From Faculty of Law), Arts Education (from Faculty of Education), Adult and Community Development (from Faculty of Education) and Guidance and Counselling (from Faculty of Education):


  1. English
  2. CRK
  3. Literature in English
  4. Government


Faculty of Management Sciences (Courses includes: Finance and Banking, Office and Information Management, Accountancy, Business Administration, Marketing, Economics (from Faculty of Social Science), Business Education (from Faculty of Education), and Educational Management (from Faculty of Education):


  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Government


Faculty of Engineering (Courses includes: Agricultural & Environmental Engineering, Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical Education (from Faculty of Education)):


  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry



Faculty of Agriculture (Courses includes: Agricultural & Environmental Engineering Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Education (from Faculty of Education)):


  1. English
  2. Biology
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry


Medicine and Surgery


  1. English
  2. Biology
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry


Nursing, Pharmacy and Medlab


  1. English
  2. Biology
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry





























About the Author


Michael Jules, is a scholar, educator, vocational tutor, writer, publisher, academic critic to the core and believes so much in best practices and standard performance in the unfolding of academic processes. He studied Accounting Education (B.Ed.) in the Niger Delta University (2009-2014) and Marketing/Management Education (M.Ed. In.V), Niger Delta University (2018 till date (2020)). His penchant for academics and learning in totality has made him engaged in various endeavours in the bid to improve practice.


Michael Jules is currently the lead researcher – Admissions and UTME Nigeria, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.





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Lead Researcher and Vocational Business Educator,
Admissions and UTME Nigeria

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Office Addess

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RCF Entrance,
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Bayelsa State.

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