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5 things you can do if you did secure admission this year


Its a pity how many applicants of tertiary institutions get
turned down every year, more painful for those applying the
second or third time, but most times things are not as they
appear for those that believe that every disappointment is a
No one prays for failure but it look so funny when some of
us get to wakeup to the reality that the admission we seek
has slip-off our hands.
But life is not always about how many times we fall, but how
we stand back after a fall.
Not wasting our precious time here are 5 things to do when
you loose admission into a tertiary institution as a student;
1. Evaluate your steps: most failure is a result of one wrong
step or the other. Some students loose admission because
they choose the wrong subject combination during UTME
registration, some others didn’t prepare well for their
postume because they did so well in jamb. You need to
reevaluate your steps in order to prevent any of such
mistakes in the next exam. You may even consider taking a
pre-degree form having considered some factors(like you
don’t want to stay at home that year), considering your steps
will help you prepare for your pre-degree entrance exams
2.Make another plan: Having properly evaluated your steps,
you need to make another plan. for some of us it may be
getting a home tutor for some subjects that we notice
lapses, for others it maybe considering another choice
university or course and so on.
3.Start early: Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
–Charles Dickens
You need to start preparing today. Many students fail
because they intend to brush up in their area of weakness
by attending a tutorial centre, but by procrastination they
don’t seem to start the tutorial until February when they
expect the instructors to perform magic. Many don’t study
until countdown etc
4. Improve your skills: improving some skills like listening,
reading, communication, research and so on. Ability to
make research can help you get an idea of how various
schools rate their courses and how to prepare for their
5.Learn a vocation: most times I recommend doing this in
line with your proposed course choice e.g learning as an
apprentice in pharmaceutical shop while you prepare to
study pharmacy. I know of someone very close to me who
spent two years to get O”level result and another two years
to gain admission in his choice course. After gaining
admission what seem strange or tough to others is what he
has mastered. His HOD even had to take him as an IT
student and staffed him later on in his own company. The
difference was that the vocation he learnt gave him an edge
and today while some of his mates who graduated say
3years earlier than him are still struggling for work. He is
quite stable.
You don’t have to give up when you fall or fail but re-
strategize and take another shot and I can bet THIS TIME

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