Tuesday, 12 May 2015


As a nigerian student, it would not be an understatement to say you are surrounded with circumstances that do nothing but beckon on failure. You are always discouraged by what you see and hear: From the want in the family, to the poor academic start in your primary school days;from endless writing and rewriting of waec and her cohorts to writing and overwriting of jamb for years before finally getting admitted; from the financial constraints in our tertiary educational system laced and polished with bribery and corruption,laziness and indifference of lecturers to poor learning facilities in our schools and lots more.
All these things break our heart so much that your feet fail you as you think about all these things, your thoughts fail you as you ponder on all these things, can I ever make it in life? You might have asked yourself.

I  bring you good tidings, yes you can make it . These setbacks and aweful circumstances and challenges are the actual ingredients of your success story, they are the  battles that if won gives the real victory and triumph.

Greatness is the successor of failure and helplessness,. greatness if the result of not falling for failure, greatness is the product of overcoming the challenges and circumstances beaming failure in your eyes. Persistence will keep you on track,passion and drive will keep you going, your hope and dream of the future will be your strength and stay despite these challenges.

Do not be discouraged by what you see do not fall for these circumstances, let your desire burn the candle before you, lighting your path and leading you to your awaiting greatness.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

In my previous post, I made some analysis on the importance of ideas over certificates,(click here to read post). It will be more informative for you to know that my assertion wasn't "degree is a waste of time"

 I never said a college degree was a waste of time when i said that ""degrees don't give wealth ideas do"  instead I was simply portraying  the importance of ideas with a college degree.

Now who said that a degree was useless? I tell You a story, Read This Story

A boy lost a life time opportunity of working in the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) simply because he couldn't provide a single certificate. The boy's uncle works in the cooperation and as a means of helping the jobless boy secure meaningful employment, he asked him to bring 'any'  university certificate so he could give him a job,the boy had none, he went further (or should I say lower) to ask for an SSCE certificate, the boy had none, ok bring your primary six certificate, could you believe that the boy couldn't even provide a useful primary six certificate? That was how he lost the life time opportunity of working in such huge oil firm.
(you can call this a fiction if you want, but this is a first hand story from my university friend)

The importance of a university certificate in our modern-day nigeria is enormous. Your certificate will pave the way for your idea to go far, after all Dangote had a degree in business studies. Mark Zukerberg and Bill Gate were computer scientist in their college days.

The economic circumstance in nigeria can only be survived by some one with a working an converting idea yet a college degree puts you forward in the competition. And as I said in the previous update (click here to read), degrees are the packaging and the transporter of your ideas, in addition to that your awesome idea, a college degree is indispensable , you will need it someday even if you are an entrepreneur you will need it in nigeria or maybe elsewhere.

So are you a University,Polytechniv Or Education student already?
I employ you to take your studies very serious, it might be your aid, saviour or last resort when the going gets rough and tough.
Are you a jambite seeking  for admission?
Study very hard for your matriculation and Putme exams, do all you can to secure an admission it will pay back with a huge sum in the future.

And to help your preparation you can download my free Putme Student Preparation Guide "Preparing For Putme 2015". Click here to download
 Are you a secondary school student or  an O'level student and you're contemplating between obtaining a degree and learning a trade?
I tell you, as much as learning one trade or the other is of utmost importance, a university, polytechnic or education degree is of 'almost' greater importance.
Decide to study and obtain a degree, it is NEVER  a waste of time.

 Do you Have a question or contribution?
you can leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

It just came right in time. I promised the book will be out by the end of April and here it is.
The long awaited book for our jambites has been successfully  compiled,written and launched on the web.
PREPARING FOR PUTME 2015;  the free post ume student guide can now be downloaded via the below link,
click to download.
 Ten tested and  working putme success principles are outlined in the book, and the only way you can get a hold on them is by  Downloading the book .

I  sincerely hope that you apply the principles outlined in the book and
I  also sincerely hope the book helps you  one way or the other as you prepare for your putme.

More resources will be coming your way on this blog. Thanks  for visiting my blog.

You can contact me via the details provided in the book or you can visit my contact page.
Do well to share this with your friends.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

I suppose by now  you must have read 'what all jamb student should know' , 'how will this year's admission process look like?'and also you must have read ' what and how to read for putme 2015).
 I enjoy all putme students to go through the above links I believe they contain very useful info and tips. You can also leave your questions and comments on the blog. Also to get the blog updates straight into your email box,you can sign up for my newsletter.

A number of jambites have already subscribed for my free รจ-book "PREPARING FOR PUTME 2015" (If you're just hearing about it  click here to get details on the book and how to subscribe for the book) and I believe it will be interesting to know that the book is absolutely free. I asserted that the book will be published by the end of this month, I am sincerely working towards making that happen.
Before then,I believe the below will be useful.
                                Four things post ume students must do
As you prepare for your putme, their are four things you should/must do:
1. Forget about how high or low your jamb score was.
2. Stop estimating your chances of admission based on your jamb score. If you passed the cut-off you're eligible for admission its as simple as that.
 3 Do not rely on the post ume cut-off mark you hear, institutions might
increase it this year.so aim very high for this putme.
4 Start gathering materials for your preparation, study well to get a high score.

P.S: This is an excerpt from the book "PREPARING FOR PUTME 2015" which is still in the writing and organizing process to be published by the end of this month as stated earlier.
As a jambite I believe this book is for you and subscribing for it is the surest thing to do. If you want to see details on the book and how to subscribe just click here click here to get details on the book and how to subscribe for the book.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

 As you prepare for your putme, their are five things you should/must do:
 1. Forget about how high or low your jamb score was/is. 
2. Stop estimating your chances of admission based on your jamb score. If you passed the cut-off you're eligible for admission its as simple as that.
 3 Do not rely on the post ume cut-off mark you hear, institutions this year will surely increase their cut off marks due to the high population of successful jamb candidates.So aim very high for this putme.
 4 Start gathering materials for your preparation.
5. Get yourself around good and serious friends of like minds (i.e those who are still preparing for the putme) alot of inspiration comes from studying with friends.
 and the last one is, download my Free Putme student guide. click here to download.  
have a question?
you can leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Honourable Patrick Obahiagbon  on  an interview with Punch Newspaper..
 Punch­-Did you write exams in school in these big words?
Hourable- I used such words very-very freely in my exams both at the
secondary school and in my university and little wonder I had
the misfortune of my English results being seized intermittently in my O’ Levels.
WAEC released my results for the other subjects and withheld my English result. This happened for
about three years. Twice, I passed the University Matriculation Examination but I
could not proceed to the University because of my English results that...
were not released. At
the end of the day, it was released after the third attempt.
Punch- Why do you always use ‘big grammar’?
Honourable- I am not really consensus ad idem with those who opine that
my idiolect is advertently obfuscative. No no no, it’s just that I am in my elements when
the colloquy has to do with the pax nigeriana of our dreams and one necessarily needs to fulminate against the alcibiadian modus vivendi of our prebendal political class.
Punch- How do you talk to your wife, children and even your friends?
Honourable- I relate with my family and friends very warmly and in an
atmosphere of camaraderie, stripped of my confutational habiliment and gladiatorial
homilies. I am a very peaceful, calm, level-headed and celestially attuned soul personality.

Punch- Is this the way you proposed to your wife, speaking high tech grammar?
Honourable- Of course, the business of the day when I interfaced with my
wife on matters of the heart had to be in plain Caeser’s language
and you can decipher why that had to be so. The matter in view did not permit itself of sphinxian

Punch- Do you know that many people don’t take you too seriously when
you talk because they think you are not communicating?
 Honourable -Why will I be perturbed from ensconcing myself in the
palatable arms of Morpheus because people have deprived themselves of the cultivation of
the regime of the mental magnitude? I read all the farrago of baloneys and vacuous bunkum
from pepper soup objurgators. The spirit of animadversion remains their fundamental
human right. It also remains an indubitable fact that I get millions and millions of requests
daily from people all over the world requesting for my verbal mentorship which positive
cosmopolitan reactions have assisted my equipoise and righteous sense of
pachydermatous garb. I cannot put my nose to the grindstone daily and expect to be
understood by those luxuriating in a modus vivendi, verging on pepper souping, goat heading,
suyaing, big stouting and isiewulising. Has a philosophical wag not once pontificated that
things of the spirit are spiritually discerned and that it takes the deep to call the deep? We will speak more on this matter of critiques and chichi dodo another day.

Punch-Why do you pull your trousers up beyond the waist?

Honourable -Hahahaha….That trousers style is called Yohji Yamamoto. It was my own audacious statement to remonstrate against the pervasive tendency of Nigerians
especially our youths that took to the practice of putting on trousers exposing their lower
anatomical contours and I will do it over and over again
Culled from staurday punch

What do you say?

Monday, 30 March 2015

To our Jambites
There has been alot of questions, some students are asking about the cut-off mark of various institutions they applied for, others are inquiring on how competitive their choice department is and their chances of getting admitted. I give an answer to your questions: 
The admission percentage for last year's postume was very high, this was due to the fact that the number of students who sat for the putme exam was very small due to mass failure in jamb. But this year's jamb was different. A huge percentage of candidates passed the cut-off for the institution they applied for.Leaving you with one fact that the putme will be highly contested. And as a result of this, all departments in the universities will be competitive. Those departments that students despise and call minor will now be admired, all courses this time will be highly competitive.
 So what are your chances? 
All candidates have equal chances,the jamb is more or less a ticket to the screening exercise(putme). If you scored 200 and above your chances are good and high.
 So what should students do? 
Students who scored 200 and above should start serious preparation for their putme,this years exam will be keenly contested.

As a result of this development, naijastudentsblog will henceforth be making updates on the forth coming exam and most importantly I will be publishing articles on how students can prepare better and more efficiently for the exam.
you can sign up for our newsletter to get these updates right in your inbox, or bookmark this page on your browser for the one click experience.

what question do you have regarding this years jamb and the forth coming putme?
you can leave a comment below.
Recently, some uniben students have been asking me questions regarding the correctness of their jamb subject combination for their admission.
I have given answers to their questions to the best of my ability but now I give you a lasting answer.
The University of benin on their website have a page titled "programmes". This page has a comprehensive list of all the degrees offered in the school and all the requirements.
So if you still have question regarding your subject combination and other questions that has to do with requirements,simply visit uniben.edu and click on programmes (or click Uniben Programmes) then scroll through to view the details for your course.
I hope this was useful!
Do you have a question?
You can leave a comment below.

To all Jambites!
It appears that alot of prospective students passed this year's jamb. The 2015 jamb is the first ever all CBT exam. Alot of students testified to the effectiveness of the testing systen but the complaint still remained, some said their computer kept turning off and on, others had theirs go off completely ( i believe such students already failed the exam). But this complains were few, 200 and above were the scores ringing every where and this leaves us with one fact- THE POST UME will be keenly contested and stiffly competitive. The last post ume writen in Uniben (for example) was written by only a few student ( about 15,000 I believe) due to the fact that alot of students failed jamb that year as a result the admission percentage was very high.
 But i bet you it won't be the same this time, multitudes are coming for the post ume exam ( and when i say multitudes I mean multitudes). If you scored 200 and above then you are a contender, get ready. for sure the putme cut-off marks will be increased, it won't actually be as you expect.

I suppose you wrote this year's Jamb. What did you score?
what question do you have regarding the outcome of the exam and the nature of the forth coming putme.
You can leave a comment below.
All and on students who had 200 and above in their jamb keep asking me one question "what are my chances". I decided to write this post to give you an Idea of what your chances are this year. First of all,it is an established fact as I have stated earlier in one of my previous articles that this years jamb had a lot of successes 200 and above is what I hear anytime I inquire on the performance of a student (click here to read the post) as a result the post ume exam in all universities will be keenly contested. Schools will witness crowd and multitude off students coming for the screening test. Therefore one thing is needful for all students to have in mind  'the competition will be stiff''. Students should forget about how high or how low their jamb score is,students should stop measuring their chances by their jamb score. If you applied for a university and you got 200 and above,what it means is that you have been invited for the selection test,where you show your actual worth and desire for an admission slot.This implies that the chances of all students who scored 200 and above (or who passed the cut-off of the university they applied for some of which is 180) are all equal. Scoring 300 in jamb does not automatically gives you admission neither does scoring 200 or 180 at the dot denies you automatically of your admission both he that scored 300 and he that scored 200 (or 180) still have to sit for the same exam. If the man with 300 feels presumptuous and rest no his laurels (achievements) he might end up not being admitted and if the man with 200 (or 180) sits up and study for the screening exam (post ume) he night be the one smiling at the end of the day.

CONCLUSION: the chances of all students at the moment are equal, sit back and commence studies for your putme exam.

what other advice do you have for students who passed this year's jamb?
what question do you have concerning the forth coming post ume?
you can leave a comment below.
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