Since the Postgraduate School of the University of Ibadan officially began sale of forms for the 2014/2015 admission exercise, I’ve received lots of information requests from my readers. So, I’ve decided to give you inside tips that I believe could help your application for admission would be successful.
First of all, note that IBPulse.com can authoritatively tell you that the University of Ibadan remains Nigeria’s most prestigious school and if you can’t afford to go to Cambridge or Harvard, you can as well go to the University of Ibadan to set your feet on the right path to academic excellence.
Why am I saying this? Well I did my masters programme at the school and I can vouch for the quality. You will not remain the same after the programme and you would definitely get some exposure to how education should be.
So, understand that you have to be committed to the application process, show that you have everything prepared so that you wouldn’t look confused, immature and amateur.
Before you start filling any form online, visit the PG School’s website here and you would see a splash screen with some important instructions for you. Take the instruction seriously because the application process is stepwise – if you miss a step, it may be very difficult for you to normalise it and it doesn’t come free either.
Under no circumstance should you pay into an individual’s personal account for the admission process – this is the University of Ibadan that we are talking about here. There are also designated banks for the payment – know that not all banks are approved to receive payment, so make sure you are paying to the right bank.
If you are in Ibadan, I would recommend 3 banks – Afribank at UI Gate because you wouldn’t stay there for long and FirstBank also at UI Gate because it is very close. But if you want a place where you wouldn’t stay there for long and have your transaction implemented immediately also, you better go to Stanbic IBTC Bank at Total Garden in Ibadan.
During my time, we didn’t do the Test of Proficiency in English Language so I can’t help you much on that but what I can say is to advice you brush up your skills prepare intensively and be confident in yourselves.
One question I am asked regularly is the availability of one course or the other. If you want to know if the school is offering a particular programme or you are yet to make up your mind your mind on the course of choice, the way is simple – check the school’s prospectus and make a choice. You can download the PDF version by clicking here. It also has information on admission guidelines.
When you’ve finally made up your mind on the programme you want to register for, then you are ready to begin the application process. Instead of just going up and down and getting lost on the website, IBPulse.com has made things simple for you- simply click here to begin your application.
You would need an e-mail address I will recommend Gmail because there are drama sometimes with Yahoo. You would also need a telephone line through which you can receive text messages. By the way, make sure you have regular access to your emails because the school would be notifying you of updates via the email you’ve provided.
Before you start filling the forms, get the following ready and scanned – NYSC Certificate, Marriage Certificate if you are female and married, Degree/Diploma Certificate(s), O-Level or Advanced Level Results, Professional certificates (if applicable), and other relevant documents.
You will also need the names and email addresses of 3 individuals that would serve as referees. Before, the referees were asked to fill forms but now, the school will just ask them to send an email. Make sure you’ve gotten the three ready.
Another very important thing that you need would be your transcript. Ask your school to send it to the PG School but I’ll advise you get a copy handy in case you have to submit in person. When all your documents are ready, you can begin to fill the forms in a stepwise manner. And upload them accordingly.
If you encounter any problems while filling the forms or you are not sure about qualifications for a programme, just call the Information Officer on 07027299130.
Normally, you would not be required to take any forms to the PG School physically to the PG School until you are offered an admission.
Even though the University of Ibadan is the most prestigious, its admission process is also the easiest. Unlike institutions where you have to lobby and pay staff to secure admission, getting into UI is entirely merit-based.
To the best of my knowledge I can say there is no discrimination whatsoever,, it’s all about you and how best you fit into the programme you are applying for.
In case you still have further questions not treated in this, you can drop it in the comment box below.