Knowing UNILAG catchment area will go a long way in helping candidates secure admission easily into any university of their choice that falls within their catchment area. in the admission process. That is, understanding the catchment area of your institution 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 the sake of candidates who have little or know knowledge of the importance of catchment area as related to gaining admission. Again, I will be putting you through the states that falls under the University of Lagos – UNILAG catchment area. This information is very vital for candidates seeking admission into UNILAG 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 UNILAG catchment area, then this information is for you too.
Before going into details, I have seen cases where candidates ask these under-listed questions:
A) What is catchment area?
B) What is UNILAG 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 Lagos, stylishly known as UNILAG is in sited in the city of Lagos state, Akoka precisely, a bubbling town with high level of social life. Ondo state, Osun state, Oyo state amongst other states surrounding Lagos state are classified under UNILAG catchment area. The full list will be list of states that fall under UNILAG’s catchment area has been listed below for ease of identification.
What is UNILAG Catchment Area:
The answer to this question has been answered towards the end of the post.
How Does Catchment Area Affect Admission Process:
Please know henceforth that candidates that fall under UNILAG’s catchment area and selected UNILAG as their preferred choice of institution, passed JAMB as well as the post UTME are give special preferences before those outside the catchment area will be considered so long as you meet UNILAG’s admission requirements, however, if a student outside the catchment area of UNILAG performs excellently well he or she will be considered and included under the merit list.
Haven’t you noticed that in States and Federal Universities, you tend to see more of the indigenes of the state more than from outside that geographic zone? When you get to UNILAG, you will meet more students from south west states like Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and the likes. This is a practice in most federal Universities in Nigeria. So selecting a university where your state of origin falls under the institution’s catchment area makes gaining admission a lot easier.
How To Find Your 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 UNILAG’s catchment area. If you are from any of the under-listed states of origin and you selected or intend selecting UNILAG 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 UNILAG Catchment Area for Admission
- Ekiti state
- Lagos state
- Osun state
- Oyo state
- Ondo state
- Ogun state
There are currently 6 states classified under the University of Lagos catchment area for candidates seeking admission into this great institution. As said earlier, your admission into UNILAG is much easier when you are from any of the above states of origin.
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