UNICAL catchment area is seldom discussed because most admission seekers have little or no knowledge about it. Truth is that it is avoided even by UNICAL itself because educating the general public on this could affect their sale of post UTME admission forms because candidates would rather opt for schools that falls within the catchment area of their original state of origin hence avoid making the mistake of choosing UNICAL.
Understanding the catchment area of your university makes it much easier to gain admission even with a low JAMB score so long as you score up to the required cut off mark while other candidates with higher UTME score are still facing the rigorous challenges that comes with admission processes in our various states and federal Universities.
For this sake of this post, I will be putting you through the states that falls under the University of Calabar – UNICAL catchment area. This information is very vital for candidates seeking admission into UNICAL but are yet to register for JAMB. However, if you have registered for JAMB already and for one reason or the other the need arises to do a change of institution and fortunately your state falls under UNICAL catchment area, then this information is for you too.
Before going listing UNICAL’s catchment area, i will answer the most frequently asked questions by candidates and their guardians bothering around Universities in Nigeria and their catchment areas.
A) What is catchment area?
B) What is UNICAL catchment area?
C) How does catchment area affect admission?
D) How can I find the catchment area of my school?
I will answer these questions for the sake of those who do know or have vague view as regards what catchment area is all about.
What is a Catchment Area?
Based on the Nigerian educational system, a catchment area is simply the state your closest to your university either by geopolitical location or tribe. Say for example, the University of Calabar popularly called UNICAL is in Calabar town, Cross river state and states within this region (Cross river states) are classified under UNICAL catchment area which will be listed below.
What is UNICAL Catchment Area:
This question is the reason for this post. It has been listed towards the end of the post.
How Does Catchment Area Affect Admission Process In UNICAL:
Let it be known to you that candidates that fall within the catchment area are give special preferences before those outside the catchment area will be considered so long as you meet the UNICAL admission requirements, except such student outside the catchment area of UNICAL performs excellently well. Haven’t you wondered why in States and Federal Universities, you tend to see more of the indigenes of the state more than others? When you get to UNICAL, you will meet more students from Cross river state, Akwa Ibom, Rivers state and other states that falls under the University of Calabar catchment area. This is a practice common amongst states and federal Universities in Nigeria so it is nothing new actually. So selecting a university where your state of origin falls under the school’s catchment area makes admission at least 70% easier so long as you score up to the required cut off mark for your course sometimes even less.
How Can I find My Catchment Area?
Not to worry, I have listed the catchment area for all universities in Nigeria here on this site so all you need do is make use of the search button and type the catchment area of the school you are searching for and you will get your result instantly.
Having discussed the most important areas that has to do with universities and their catchment areas, l will now show you states that falls under UNICAL’s catchment area. If you are from any of the under-listed states of origin and you selected or intend selecting UNICAL as your preferred choice of institution in your UTME registration, all I can wish you is best of luck because you are on the right track.
List of States Under UNICAL Catchment Area for Admission
If you have gone through the post on UNIBEN catchment area, you would observe that the states listed are same with the states categorized under UNICAL catchment area.
1) Cross river state
3) Bayelsa State
4) Delta State
5) Rivers State.
There are currently 5 states classified under the University of Calabar catchment area for candidates seeking admission into this great institution. As said earlier, your admission into UNICAL is much easier when you are from any of the above states of origin.
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Do you have any questions about UNICAL’s catchment area? I believe every area as regards the subject matter has been covered extensively, however you could send me your questions via the comment section below should you have any and I will respond swiftly.