Mariam Ileyemi, a graduate of Mass Communication, Lagos State University shared her experience in seek for admission in the county Nigeria, with the purpose of motivating the young students who are seriously depressed and giving up in on Nigeria Education system.
Below is her unedited write up
All in the quest for admission, I was at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu Ode, and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), in Abeokuta for POST UTME in 2014.
Up until now, when I flash back to how desperate I was back then, for admission, I would just smile, sometimes laugh at myself for crying at some point.
When TASUED released the admission list and my name unfortunately did not appear, I zeroed my mind from TASUED and opted for Mapoly, since about four people already confirmed their standard as one of the best schools to study Mass Communication.
Unluckily, I was admitted into their part time program to study Mass Communication, which was more expensive than the full time programme.
I felt so hopeless and unlucky that year.
I was devastated!
After few days of brooding and crying like a baby when everyone was asleep, I went back to the Almighty, told Him to take absolute control and facilitate the best school for me the next year. I became less desperate, continued my teaching job, left computer school for another JAMB tutorial, and today, all is history.
With my second UTME result and just one post UTME, I got admitted in 2015 to study Mass Communication at the Lagos State University.
This is how I recount my experiences, in addition with instances of people who spent more years at home, to my siblings or any Jambite who comes to me for guidance.
There is really no point getting depressed over admission, what matters is that you never give up. If I had given up, I wouldn’t have had that strength to restrategise and prepare for another UTME.
Admission will come but make sure to keep yourself busy, hail and hearty to pursue it diligently and never opt for special centres.
You can do it!