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5 Common Mistakes Students Make When Preparing For Exams



Examinations are set to test students understanding of a particular field of study. Most students are nervous about exams because of the fear of failure. This mindset is detrimental to your success in any exam and is one of the major mistakes made by students during exam preparation.

The major cause of failure among students during examinations is lack of knowledge of how to prepare for examinations. Unfortunately, most students have never learned how to study effectively for exams, or they use methods that are really not as effective as they believe.

5 Common Mistakes Students Make When Preparing For Exams

Some students in this case actually prepare for examinationss but make some mistakes that hinder their chances of performing excellently in exams.

We’d like to point out some common mistakes students make in the course of preparing for an examination, and we hope this helps you prepare more effectively for your forthcoming exams.

1. Not Starting Early Enough

Studying for exams takes more time than you might anticipate, so make sure you get started early. Avoid procrastinating and face the challenge head on. Starting your exam preparation few weeks or days to the exam is dangerous to your sucess, and it doesn’t help retention and assimilation of knowledge properly thereby ruining your chances of performing well during exams.

2. Memorizing, Rather Than Understanding

Try to understand the fundamental concepts rather than memorizing facts from notes, textbooks or answers from past questions. If you’ve memorized a definition but don’t really understand what it means, you’ll be unable answer questions on the particular topic if the information is presented in a slightly different format, or you’re asked to apply it to a new type of problem.

Rather than memorizing the information from your classes, use study strategies that encourage you to understand it. Explaining ideas out loud in your own words, or teaching them to someone else will help promote understanding.

3. Failure to Practice Past Questions

It is very risky to study textbooks without having an idea of how questions are going to be set in a material. Most of the times, examiners twist questions in exams and without having a prior knowledge of how such questions are answered, you cripple your chances of scoring well in the exams.


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4. Not Having a Goal

You have to know the grade and score you’ll need to successfully propel you unto the next level in your academic pursuit and work intensively towards it. In the case of UTME, you need to know the score which will give you a chance of admission into the university and course of your choice.

5. Not reading extensively

Another common mistakes among students when preparing for examination is failure to read broadly, and make use of materials that shed more light on the topics in the main text. Sometimes, examination questions may not be completely covered in the main text, hence the need for extensive reading of the material.

However, materials outside the main study material should not be a substitute for the main material, the aim of using additional materials is to better understand topics, and get more information which might not be available in the main text.

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Kadun State University (KASU) Notice to 2019/2020 Admission Seekers




Kaduna State University (KASU) notice to the 2019/2020 admission seekers who are yet to upload their O’Level results on the JAMB portal.

KASU Notice to admission seekers

This is to notify all applicants who have applied to Kaduna State University (KASU) and have completed their Online Post UTME Screening that they should log onto their profile on the JAMB Portal and upload their O’ Level Results.

NOTE THAT ANY CANDIDATE who fails to upload his/her O’ LEVEL RESULTS on the JAMB PORTAL will be automatically DISABLED and thus CANNOT BE CONSIDERED for ADMISSION into Kaduna State University.

Candidates are advised to visit accredited CBT Centres ONLY and not Cyber cafés for the upload of their O’Level.

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Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program in Zambia




Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program in Zambia

The U.S. Embassy in Zambia is seeking applications for its Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), a three-week exchange program in the United States for high school students aged 15-18 years old.

The Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program will target as many as 39 countries to support the U.S. government goals of fostering regional cooperation on the continent in addition to nurturing young leaders.

The program will provide an opportunity for high school students from Zambia to travel to the U.S. to participate in leadership programs.

During the exchanges, participants will engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and sub themes, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and home stays with local American families.

Follow-on activities with the participants are an integral part of the program, as the students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by planning service projects in their home communities.

Profile of the ideal candidate

The youth participants will be high school students aged 15 to 18 years old at the start of the exchange who demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:


  • Be a high school student who is 15, 16, 17, or 18 years of age by the start of the exchange;
  • Be proficient in English;
  • Attend at least one semester of high school in their home country following completion of the program;
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their school or community;
  • Have a high level of academic achievement, as indicated by academic grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service and extracurricular activities;
  • Have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive;
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, community service, and active educational travel program during the exchange, as well as in follow-up activities afterward in their home countries.How to ApplyApplicants must submit their applications at the address given on the website.

    Apply by 29th november


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UNIJOS Post-UTME/DE 2019: Cut-off marks, Eligibility and Registration Details (Updated)




atest Update: The University graciously extended the date of the Post-Utme Online registration to Friday 30th August 2019. Interested applicants can still apply before the new deadline.

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NIJOS Post-UTME form, cut-off mark, eligibility, application cost, deadline and registration details for the 2019/2020 academic session have been announced. Cut-off mark is 180 – 240 depending on the course. Application cost is N2000. Registration period is August 5th – 30th, 2019. See full details below;

UNIJOS Post-UTME/DE 2019: Cut-off marks, Eligibility and Registration Details (Updated)
University of Jos Senate has approved that all qualified candidates who applied for admission into the University in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) should be screened.

Eligibility: UTME candidates must have chosen University of Jos as First Choice and scored not less than the institutional cut-off mark at 180 and the differential score for various Faculties/Programmes as stated below:





Faculty of Agriculture

a. Agricultural Science



Faculty of Arts

a. All Programmes



Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

a. Biochemistry



Faculty of Clinical Sciences

a. Medicine and Surgery



Faculty of Dental Sciences

a. Dentistry



Faculty of Education

a. All Programmes



Faculty of Engineering

a. Civil Engineering

b. Electrical Electronics Engineering

c. Mechanical Engineering

d. Mining Engineering






Faculty of Environmental Sciences

a. Architecture

b. All other Programmes




Faculty of Health Science and Technology

a. Nursing Sciences

b. Medical Laboratory Science




Faculty of Law

a. Law



Faculty of Management Sciences

a. Accounting

b. Business Administration

c. All other Programmes





Faculty of Natural Sciences

a. Computer Science

b. All other Programmes




Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

a. Pharmacy



Faculty of Social Sciences

a. Psychology

b. Economics

c. Criminology

d. All other Programmes






Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

a. Veterinary Medicine


Candidates interested in change of course should please check subject combination and programme requirement before doing so.


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has indicated that it would not clear any shortlisted candidate who does not have ‘O’ level results. All candidates therefore, are advised to visit any JAMB Office or accredited CBT centre nearest to them to upload their ‘O’ Level results (WAEC, NECO and NABTEB).

All candidates who do not satisfy the University screening conditions below are advised to provide details for consideration by other institutions. (Note that supplying false information will result in disqualification). You are allowed to supply a maximum of two different ‘O’ level examination results.

Method Of Application

All candidates are to do the following:

1. Visit

2. Click on PROGRAMME


4. Enter their JAMB registration number

5. Click Get Started

a. The Candidate will be prompted to select and confirm an easy to remember password. Thereafter, a confirmation link will be sent to their email

b. The Candidate should accordingly login in to their email and click the confirmation link

c. The candidate is taken to the login page and continue his/her Screening registration

6. Visit

7. Click on Login

8. Enter email and password

9. Click on Login

The candidate is taken to their personalised dashboard

10. Click on Pay Screening Charge

11. Select the payment option (card, Bank Branch, Internet Banking) then click proceed

12. Enter the details requested and follow the prompt

Upon Successful payment, the user is returned to their dashboard

13. Enter five relevant O level subjects and their grades

14. Click Finish

15. Print the Screening Registration Slip

16. Log out and await further communication from the University

Direct Entry Screening

Candidates who applied through JAMB for Direct Entry Admission and chose University of Jos as their First Choice are eligible for the screening and are to apply for the screening online.


-A comprehensive list of those who have met the screening requirements will be published and updated from time to time on the University website – please check

Any candidate who fails to do the ON-LINE Screening will not be considered for admission.

Registration Deadline

On-line registration portal for the screening will be opened on 5th August, 2019. The portal will be closed on 30th August, 2019. However, printing of acknowledgement slip will continue to midnight of 30th August, 2019.


Chief Monday M. Danjem


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