UNIMAID 2017/18 admission: 16 things you need to know

The University of Maiduguri has released admissions for the 2017/18 academic session three weeks after it resumed.

While registration has been on for returning students, new students only knew their fate today.

In an interview with our correspondent, the deputy vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba has said that the admissions would be released before the end of October.

Coming today, October 28, 2017, it is just in keeping to words.

However, as new students, especially with the semester almost a month gone, it will be difficult to catch up with the few exercises that will facilitate registration and full incorporation as students. On this note, here are few tips to guide you:

1. Locate the faculty and department where you are admitted into as in the Admission List. Do not hesitate to ask for direction. It will save your time and energy.

2. Come along with original copies of your credentials.

i. UTME result/Diploma result and slip (for DE students)
ii. WAEC/NECO results (online printout and statement of results)
iii. Date of birth certificate/declaration of age
iv. Passport photographs
v. Indigene letter
vi. Photocopies of above

3. On reaching your faculty, ask for the faculty officer and meet him/her. He/she will most probably be the one to give you your admission letter. He/she will also guide you on what you should do as well as details of your clearance and registration.

4. After you collect your admission letters from your respective faculties, ask for where screening exercise will take place. It will most probably be in the faculty.

5. Come with all your credentials as in item no. 2 including the admission letter and make sure you have their photocopies.

6. With determination and proper coordination, you will be able to finish your screening/clearance in one day and be given your ID. No.

7. You will be required to do Remita in any internet café for payment of registration. With it, you should then go to your designated bank to pay the required fees. Make sure you don’t throw away the teller. Photocopy it immediately and keep the original safe.

8. Also note that after your clearance, you will be given biodata, ID card, course and online registration forms to fill.

9. Fill them carefully and submit to relevant offices as you may be directed in the form or in your department.

10. Go to your department to select the courses you are required to take for the session and fill them into the form. They are mostly placed on departmental noticeboards. Be careful who you ask for advice on what course to take where there are optional courses. Pay attention to the number of units you are required to meet for the session.

11. While doing that, also copy your timetable, which is mostly also on the noticeboard.

12. Ask for your coordinator, meet him and introduce yourself. He will guide and advise you appropriately.

13. Do not forget to proceed to ICT Centre of the university to do online registration once you finish selecting your courses for the session. Do that as early as possible so that it is not closed.

14. Also pay special attention to noticeboards particularly those in your faculty and department.

15. While you are doing the above, you can be attending your lectures as in your timetable so that you don’t miss classes.

16. Most importantly, do not rush. Do not panic. Be bold to ask questions. Be focused and do not be misled. Do everything gently.

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