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Are you worried about the next line of action now that you have a score below 200 in your JAMB Examination? You are probably worrying that you scored high but it’s not enough for your desired course compared to past cut off marks, then this is for you. 

Depression is not the way out of this neither is shedding tears the solution. If JAMB has jam you, do not worry, there is a remedy and that’s why I am writing to you on best five ways to get admitted into OAU with less than 200 JAMB score.

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1. Pre degree

Pre degree as the name implies, is a degree earned before the university’s degree though not compulsory for every one. Any student who attends the pre degree college at OAU have to write JAMB, write the program’s examination & passed. The classes spans between 9 to 10months, similar to the first year in the university as several classes have to be undergone before writing the exam & the fee is between 250,000 to 300,000. 

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Over the years, research has shown that students who go through this process have higher chances of being admitted into OAU provided such person scored the cut off mark required for the course. Often times, If as a student you don’t meet up with the required mark, you will be given a course different from your choice, which you may decide to change later.

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JUPEB A’levels allows you to be admitted directly to the second year(200level) of any course in OAU. This is a program that spans for the duration of 9 to 10months (equals with two semester in tertiary education) In order to gain admission with JUPEB, you need to attend its classes, such that you must have gained experience about those things you were supposed to be taught if you undergo your first year (100 level).

This can as well save you the stress of ASUU Strike in your first year. If you enroll for JUPEB now, you will definitely out run your mate as long as you are ready to beat the varying cut off marks (this depends on the course you wish to study). The fee ranges from 230,000 to 260,000. You don’t have to take this programme at OAU or around OAU for it to be accepted.

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3. Distance learning

The OAU distant learning centre is where you can learn (be lectured as a university student using the usual duration for the course) and have your desired result (B.Sc, Phd.) in the comfort of your home regardless of the distance. All you need to be accepted for this program is to a good phone or laptop, internet connection & the fee, of course it is not free. You don’t have anything to miss out, as you can have a side job & run this program. 

4. Re-write JAMB

Since JAMB is an exam written annually, you can re-write the exam but make sure you maximize your time, to either learn a skill or start a business if you have any, as this will help you prevent sapa once you get admitted. This time, you have to work harder than you have done so that you can reach the cut off upon your next trial.



IJMB(Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination) is a Federal Government certified examination body, charged with the responsibility of conducting and processing direct entry admissions programme into 200level in OAU(& other Universities).

This programme runs within nine (9) months which is similar to a session of two semesters in a tertiary academic institution. The price range for this program is between 180,000 & 250,000naira. This degree is similar to JUPEB so the certificate doesn’t expire in a year like JAMB’s.

With these five things listed here, you don’t need to be worried because you had less than 200 in your JAMB exam, rather you should be on the look out for the release of forms of the programs listed above.

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