Adeyemi Olalemi, Editor at BreezeReporters, at the weekend, charged students and teenagers on how to achieve success in their quest for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
He gave insight on the winning formula for admission process while speaking at an empowerment program organized by the Leadership Development Arena, LDA in Ketu area of Lagos. The program is themed ‘’Discovering Yourself and finding the Pathway’’ and was supported by Change Ambassadors Network,CAN, Succour Foundation and BreezeReporters.
Olalemi noted that admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria was becoming tougher and more competitive by the year due to increasing population of admission seekers and lack of upgrade in the nation’s tertiary institutions to accommodate more students.
He said, ‘’in 2018, 1.6million candidates wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam, UTME, and available spaces in schools are not up to half of the figure.
‘’With this statistics, admission seekers need as much information as they can get to beat the competition to achieve success in their pursuit for tertiary education, Olalemi said.
He further disclosed that students must work hard, study well, and shun many distractions in the society to succeed.
Olalemi advised students to start looking beyond scoring just credit in O – level examination by aiming for distinctions to successfully compete with hundreds of thousands of other candidates.
He urged students not to panic about post UTME as it is just the tertiary institutions’ way of validating that a candidate actually passed the UTME by his own effort.