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How to Gain Admission to Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Gaining Admission Guide for All FUNAAB Admission Seekers

Among several students I produced to Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta this year was Glory. The poor girl was back to thank me especially for how I’d helped her make the right decision that secured her admission to the school.

You see, as an education consultant, you must know what works for one school and what doesn’t. The systems for each school can be widely or slightly different. Someone learns this with practice and time.

Glory completed her predegree program at Osun State University. While getting set to be given admission to 100 level, the government increased the school fee. She was not only disappointed but destabilized. She came to me for help and guide on what next to turn to. She didn’t want to waste her UTME score, at the same time her parents couldn’t afford the new tuition.

After checking her O’level results grades and UTME score, we both did some calculations and we concluded she should consider change of institutions to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She did and today a bona fide admitted student of the institution.

This post is meant to give you the same guide that had worked for Glory and thousands of admission seekers to FUNAAB.

If you’ve been following me in this series, you must have read about any of the schools below too. If you haven’t, but interested, you can read them now. Otherwise, skip on to FUNAAB.

  1. How to Gain Admission to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  2. How to Gain Admission to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
  3. How to Gain Admission to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) 
  4. How to Gain Admission to University of Lagos (UNILAG) 
  5. How to Gain Admission to University of Ibadan (UI) 
  6. How to Gain Admission to University of Benin (UNIBEN) 
  7. How to Gain Admission to University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

Let’s get into the Guide to Gaining Admission to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

Read Latest FUNAB updates here

O’level Results are More Important for FUNAAB Admission

Except a school is using O’level results points to grade her applicants, SSCE results shouldn’t be more than just “at least 5 credit passes in relevant subjects”. JAMB brochure will tell you the same thing about all institutions and courses. FUNAAB admission needs more than that. They also, like other schools, recon with 5 relevant subjects in SSCE. However, admission seekers to FUNABB will do well to produce some distinctions (i.e A or B) in his or her SSCE. You’ll get this better when I talk about aggregate score. Ride on!

First and foremost, hope you're set for admission with your O'level results? By this I mean, do you already have 5 required grades in your relevant SSCE, WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB. That question may sound rhetorical but I must warn you that without 5 relevant O'level results, you're going nowhere for admission. Studying JAMB brochure (as I will be covering that below) will guide you as to what subjects you must have credits or passes for a particular course. You can also use awaiting results to seek admission to FUNAAB provided the results will be out or available before the school's post UTME. This means if you're in SS 3 or you're yet to have completed O'level, you can fill in awaiting results for your O'level during UTME registration at CBT centre. Note that, immediately your O'level result is released and it's complete, you have to go back to CBT centre to scan and upload it to JAMB portal. This may attract additional charge! Literally, you'll need at least 5 credit passes in relevant subjects in one or two sittings before you can apply.

Choose FUNAAB as your 1st Choice in UTME

Admission process to any school starts with UTME registration. Unless you want to leave home through pre-degree, foundation class, Sandwich, Diploma, IJMB, JUPEB and the likes, you will have to remain at home if you’re afraid of JAMB UTME. During your JAMB registration; at CBT centre, select FUNAAB as your most preferred institution (first choice). Well, you can’t even choose them as 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice. Why? JAMB only arranges the likes of FUNAAB to 1st choice only.

Take your Preferred Course for FUNAAB.

You can’t do this, unless you know very well about the course. How will you know very well about your course? JAMB brochure is your solution. JAMB brochure is a must PLEASE. Some courses may sound as if you know everything about them but you don’t know if FUNAAB has some special conditions attached to the courses. So, safe yourself from future disappointment - find a brochure to provide answers to the following questions:
  1. What are the O’level requirements for your proposed course.
  2. What subjects must you write in UTME
  3. Does FUNAAB attach certain conditions (under the special considerations remarks)
I have really covered what you must look for and how to look for it in my post, “How to Study, Understand and Use JAMB Brochure: Admission Success Channel”. You SHOULD click to read it if you’ve not. Don’t skip this please. JAMB doesn’t provide paper brochure for now but you can read CD type on your computer or study or download on JAMB website.

Register for and write FUNAAB Post UTME

Admission into the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta FUNAAB is very competitive and involves the following processes:
  • Online Admission Application on their Post UTME or admission portal.
  • Pre-Admission Screening Exercise (Computer-based) - UTME and DE candidates.
  • Successful candidates within the capacity of our institution will be offered admission and required to undergo an intensive ICT Training and Orientation Programme to prepare them for life in FUNAAB.

Ok. Your UTME result is out and it’s time to write Post UTME. FUNAAB is one of those schools that conduct entrance exams to weed out some admission seekers. But first, what is your UTME score? Is it suitable for your proposed course? If you don’t have anything above 200, forget FUNAAB i.e you must score 200 or above to proceed to the next stage. NOTE: FUNAAB is so flexible about JAMB cut-off mark; they choose 180 some times. Hence, I advise you bookmark this post for updates or be on look out for their updates directly on the admission portal.
Are you qualified or not? If you’re, thumb up! If you’re not DON’T panic. You can still consider change of institutions to other schools.

Read Latest FUNAB updates here

How Does FUNAAB Calculate Points for UTME?

FUNAAB uses a Composite Grading System which consider the O'Level, Post-UTME and UTME/Transcript results of a candidate. Composite score is based on ratio 30:20:50 for Post-UTME, O'Level result and UTME score respectively. O'level points is based on ONLY five core subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A1, B2, B3, C4, C5 and C6 grade are rated as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point respectively, all other grades are rated as 0 point. Thus, the maximum obtainable Total O'Level points is thus 30pts.

NOTES:

  1. Where Agriculture is accepted for a pass in Biology, the grade of Agriculture does not reflect on the O'Level point. In order words, FUNAAB only recongnises one of Biology or Agric science in O’level; not both.
  2. Where a candidate present 2 results, the calculation is based on the better grade for each of the core subject. However, 1 pt is deducted from the total score obtained.
  3. O'Level composite percentage = Total O'Level Points multiplied by 2/3.
  4. UTME composite percentage = Total UTME Score divided by 8
  5. Post-UTME composite percentage = Post-UTME score multiplied by 0.3
  6. COMPOSITE = Sum of all three composite percentages

Applying for FUNAAB admission as Direct Entry candidates

This section is not for everybody! Direct entry applicants are candidates who had completed their studies in Bsc, HND, ND, NCE, IJAMB, JUPEB, Cambridge Advance Level (A’levels) etc. Then later want to further their studies to university for their courses or related courses but this time to 200 or 300 level straight. If you don’t belong to this category of candidates, skip to the next section.

As a direct entry admission seekers, you must have equally obtained JAMB Direct Entry form (not JAMB UTME form). You also must register at any available CBT centres across the nation. JAMB direct entry form usually comes out the very time UTME candidates are registering too. It was in the past that DE form came after UTME. During the registration, your first choice institution should be FUNAAB, the school doesn’t consider second choice applicants.

Before registration, please and please visit, study and understand the brochure. DON’T IGNORE this please. I had covered what you need to look for in JAMB brochure here. Please take a minute to read. The special consideration (waiver) remarks part of your brochure is more focused on DE applicants.

Candidates seeking admission into the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta should note that:
  1. they have the SOLE responsibility of ensuring that they meet the minimum admission requirements at Ordinary Level, OND, NCE or HND before making any payment. If at any point it is discovered that the candidate does NOT meet the minimum admission requirements, such offer of admission shall be withdrawn and payment made is NON- REFUNDABLE.
  2. In addition to the minimum DE requirement specified at O'Level, candidates seeking admission by Direct Entry are expected to possess a minimum of UPPER CREDIT at ND or HND and CREDIT at NCE for admissions into related areas from a recognized institution. At least two A-Level/IJMB/JUPEB passes in the following: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology/Zoology/Botany are acceptable for admission into 200 Level.
FUNAAB DOES NOT ACCEPT LOWER CREDIT FOR DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION.

Transcript

Candidates are expected to forward their Academic Transcripts to the University Registrar usually before the closing date for their post DE. Such date will be announced on the admission portal.

How FUNAAB Treat their Pre-degree or remedial Students for Admission to 100 level

As a pre-degree student, you may want to ask: Do I need to pass UTME as a candidate of Pre-Degree to gain admission into FUNAAB?

Yes. Level of passes differs based on specified courses. This means, the school may draw a lower score marks for her predegree students to favour them in the admission list. However, FUNAAB is not well known for this. This is why I recently wrote a post; "Why Pre-degree programs are not solution to admission any longer."

Read Latest FUNAB updates here

How to Gain Admission Help or Connections for FUNAAB

It’s like nothing works on merit in this part of the world again. Is that what you think? You can be right and wrong! Below is my explanation.

Now you have got good marks in UTME and Post UTME and you still panic you may not be given admission eventually. Why?

People have been let down like this in the past by any school not only by FUNAAB and some people attribute that to lack of connection or influence. If you don’t know people; lecturers, professors, securities etc – it doesn’t matter what you get. This is the notion of the days but you may be wrong. Schools still use merit. They use connection too but there’s no way connection will supersede merit.

Get this! For every federal university like FUNAAB, 45% of applicants must be considered on merit, about 35% for catchment area and 20% for educationally less developed. Meanwhile JAMB is proposing to stop admission based on educationally less developed. I detailed this in my post, "Gain Admission into these 40 Universities without connection"

I know lecturers help in admission of some applicants. And I know equally that, a lecturer will not waste his slots on a candidate who already merits that admission. So, when you’re already on the merit list, no one can take you off it. All you should just work for is being on that merit list.

WARNING! Don’t pay anybody for seeking admission into the University of Ilorin; admission is based on merit, catchment areas and less educated states.

Conclusion

You must have heard lots of fabricated lies about FUNAAB admission. Some attribute their failure to secure a position in the lecture room to being a Muslims, Christians, Yoruba from other States, Non-Yoruba names etc. This is not true, they just must say something as excuse. Majority of students already on campus know this now.

What you need in brief, is, follow what the successful candidates had done and you will achieve the same thing they have.

Good luck! 💪💪


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