“I wrote UTME 5 times”: Lady Finishes NYSC, Recounts Admission Struggles Despite High JAMB Score

“I wrote UTME 5 times”: Lady Finishes NYSC, Recounts Admission Struggles Despite High JAMB Score

  • A Nigerian lady persevered through the challenge of sitting for JAMB’s UTME five times, facing the disappointment of not gaining university admission despite scoring no less than 245
  • During this trying period, she confronted a significant low in her confidence, yet her determination did not waver
  • Her relentless effort was rewarded when she was finally accepted into a university, where she dedicated herself to her studies and graduated with a commendable upper second-class honours degree

A Nigerian lady narrated her experience of taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by JAMB on five separate occasions.

The lady said despite the fact that she did not score below 245 during the five attempts, she failed to secure university admission on each occasion.

She described this period as a pivotal point in her life, a time when her self-assurance had plummeted, but she remained steadfast.

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Nigerian lady writes UTME five times
The lady said she wrote UTME 5 times. Photo credit: @wearnclutch
Source: TikTok

Ultimately, her perseverance paid off when she gained entry into a university and diligently applied herself to her studies, culminating in her graduation with an upper second-class honours degree as shared by @wearnclutch.

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Her story, captured in a viral video, has continued to elicit reactions.

Advise on academic excellence

Yusuf Wahab, an academic expert who graduated with distinction at Kogi State Polytechnic, shared how his father's relentless dedication to education also encouraged him despite the challenges:

“The best advice that I have received in my academic pursuit is from my Dad. He has always shown a good example. When I was growing up, I've always seen him pursuing one course or the other in order to get better academically, and he always encouraged us to be dedicated to our studies. He has been my biggest motivation and has always been there.”

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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

User8994847 said:

“I claim my score 350.”


“Congrats sis does part-time serve?”


“The program I did was daily part time during my ND which is also like a full time program, it is completely different from the Weekend PT program..my HND level was full time program.”

Afunsho baby:

“Did u use jamb to gain admission for the daily part time.”

Boitsov life:

“Pls ma l did part-time ND and full time HND. Can I go for service?”


“Take your flower Damsel... Your courage and commitment is everything, You have similar story with me but to the glory of God, I have ND, BSc and Msc now.”

M Deep:

“Congratulations mummy, this is the beginning of God's goodness, congratulations still plenty t00. I tap from ur grace.”

Dorcas Oyindamola:

“Congratulations darling Foluke.. Thank God for grace, more brighter opportunities lJSN.”.

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“Does part time serve?”


“Congratulations pray I end it well too.”

JAMB shares update on exam slip

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) issued a critical update to candidates of the 2024 UTME, informing them that the option to print examination slips was currently unavailable.

This announcement was made in a concise statement disseminated through its social media handle, @JAMBHQ, which was previously recognised as Twitter, on Wednesday, April 10.

Candidates were advised to stay tuned for further instructions regarding the printing process.

Legit.ng also previously reported that JAMB, on Thursday, April 11, announced that the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) notification slip is ready for printing.

Source: Legit.ng

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