EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY (EBSU)

EBSU 2013/ 2014 Admission Guideline and Cut-off Marks Released Online


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This is to inform all 2013/2014 prospective students of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Abakaliki that the school have released admission guideline and cut-off marks for the candidates.

General Provisions
For the 2013/2014 admission exercise of the Ebonyi State University should follow the general guidelines which has been approved and shall apply accordingly:

(a) The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has approved that the 2013/2014 admission calendar shall commence from Monday 19th August, 2013 and end by Thursday, 31st October, 2013.
(b) Credit passes in O/L Mathematics and English shall continue to form part of the mandatory general entry requirements for admission/registration into all EBSU regular undergraduate programmes.
(c) Admission/Registration of candidates into undergraduate programmes of Faculty of Law and Basic Medicine/Anatomy shall continue to be based on possession of all relevant O/L entry requirements at One sitting.
(d) There shall be limited admission into Medicine and Surgery in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Nursing Sciences in FHST for 2013/2014 session as EBSU has fulfilled the necessary conditions that occasioned the
earlier ban on admission and thus the relevant regulatory bodies have lifted the ban on admission in the said faculties with effect from 2013/2014.

(e) There shall be no consideration for admission/ registration of all candidates (successful Pre-Degree graduands inclusive) into undergraduate programmes without evidence of:
(i) minimum UTME (JAMB) result/score of 180 and
(ii) either EBSU post UTME minimum score of 100 marks or PDS with a minimum score of 180.
(f) The NUC approved admission carrying capacity for EBSU remains 5,328.
(g) There shall be no recommendation/admission of candidates into undergraduate programmes on Awaiting Result basis. For avoidance of doubt, no candidates who fail to present ready qualifying statement of result or certificate as evidence of fulfillment of prescribed entry
requirements for admission through UTME or D/E shall be
recommended/selected, admitted or registered provisionally.
(h) In addition to other stipulated criteria for supplementary admission, no successful Pre-Degree graduates without a minimum UTME score of 180 shall be considered for admission.
(i) The selection for admission in 2013/2014 session would be done in such a way that the average of the candidates UTME score with either the Post UTME or Pre-Degree score, whichever is higher, would be used.
(j) No candidate with an average score of less than each of the faculty cut-off scores as in three (3) below should be considered for admission.
(k) No Pre-Degree graduates who neither put EBSU as first nor second choice University shall be considered for admission/
(l) Direct Entry admissions shall continue to take 10% of EBSU total quota.
(m) Direct entry admission seekers whose O’level results are not screened online may not be considered for admission.

FACULTY ADMISSION CUT-OFF MARKS
The following average (UTME and Post UTME/PDS) scores shall be use as minimum cut-off marks for the 2013/2014 admission into programmes of EBSU.
(1) Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (FBMS): (a) Med. & Surg. 214 and above
(b) Anatomy 150 and above
(2) Faculty of Law 200 and above
(3) Faculty of Health Science & Tech. (FHST) 190 and above
(4) Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) 160 and above
(5) Faculty of Arts & Humanities (FARTS) 160 and above
(6) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 150 and above
(7) Faculty of Biological Science (FBS) 150 and above
(8) Faculty of Education (FEDU) 150 and above
(9) Faculty of Physical Science (FPS) 140 and above
(10) Faculty of Agric. & Natural Resources Management (FARM) 140 and above

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR MERIT ADMISSION
The first choice admissions are to be guided by JAMB approved admission criteria as follows:
(a) Merit (RM): Here about 20 best candidates may be selected per programme except in Nursing Science where only 10 best candidates are
to be selected.
(b) Locality/Catchment (RL): Two best candidates from each of the 13 Federaly recognized Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State shall be
selected from programmes/departments whose quota is NOT MORE THAN 100 while 3 candidates are to be selected from programmes/departments whose quota is MORE THAN 100. In programmes where less than 26 candidates with the acceptable score for the programme are listed, all Ebonyians within that range/score shall be taken after the general merit of
20 or 10 as the case may be.
(c) ELDS: Educationally less developed states shall be discretionally applied if constraints of the 2013/2014 NUC quota and prevailing imperatives within EBSU as a state university permits. Please be reminded that states recognized as educationally less developed include: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.
(d) JAMB approved UTME subject combinations for different courses in the brochure shall continue to also guide merit admission selections.
(e) Physically challenged candidates with acceptable minimum UTME (JAMB) score are to be accorded preferential admissions privileges even without evidence of participation in EBSU Post UTME; especially where such challenge acted as handicap to writing the exam.

4. ADMISSION THROUGH PDS
Admission of candidates through the Pre-Degree school (PDS) shall continue to be given adequate attention such that there shall be merit and
supplementary admission consideration just like UTME candidates in view of the status of PDS in EBSU. This shall nevertheless be during general supplementary admission.

5. CONCESSIONAL ADMISSION
Five percent of EBSU admission quota shall be reserved for concessional admission of interested non-indigenes in the following capital intensive
areas at costs as below:

S/N COURSE AMOUNT
1. Medicine and Surgery N800,000
2. Law N500,000
3. Nursing Science N500,000
4. Medical Laboratory Science N500,000
5. Anatomy N300,000
6. Microbiology N300,000
7. Accountancy N300,000
8. Computer Science N300,000
9. Marketing N300,000
10. Public Administration N300,000
11. Banking and Finance N300,000
12. Economics N300,000
13. Political Science N300,000
14. History and International Relations N300,000
15. Economics Education N300,000
16. Accountancy Education N300,000
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LIST OF NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION (NUC) ACCREDITED
PROGRAMMES FOR 2013/2014 ADMISSIONS IN EBONYI STATE UNIVERITY
(EBSU)
S/N FACULTY DEPARTMENT
1 FARM 1. AGRIC. ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT EXT.
2. FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
3. CROP & LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
4. ANIMAL SCIENCE
5. SOIL & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
6. FISHERY & AQUACULTURE

2 FARTS 1. LANGUAGES & LINGUISTICS (FRENCH)
2. HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

3 FEDU 1. ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCE
2. SCIENCE COMPUTER EDU
3. TECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
4. BUSINESS EDUCATION
5. EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
6. HUMAN KINETICS & HEALTH EDUCATION
7. HOME ECONOMICS

4 FMS 1. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
2. MARKETING
3. ACCOUNTANCY
4. BANKING & FINANCE
5. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

5 FSS 1. ECONOMICS
2. SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
3. PSYCHOLOGY
4. POLITICAL SCIENCE

6 FBMS 1. MEDICINE AND SURGERY
2. ANATOMY

7 FHST 1. MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
2. NURSING SCIENCES

8 FLAW 1. CIVIL LAW

9 FPS 1. INDUSTRIAL PHYSICS
2. GEOLOGY & EXPLORATION
3. COMPUTER SCIENCE

10 FBS 1. APPLIED BIOLOGY
2. APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
3. BIOTECHNOLOGY

6. SUPPLEMENTARY ADMISSION
EBSU first and second choice candidates who could not secure admission through merit shall be considered for supplementary admission provided that
(i) they posses sufficient evidence to confirm that they were screened during the 2013/2014 EBSU Post UTME screening exercise and that they
passed JAMB (UTME) and EBSU Post UTME/PDS at the respective minimum pass marks.
(ii) they show evidence of payment of three thousand naira (N3,000) only for screening.

7. DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSIONS
The possession of basic O/L entry requirements in their respective areas of discipline shall continue to be used as conditions for Direct Entry
Admissions for 2013/2014 session. This is without prejudice to Direct Entry candidates in Law where single O/L sitting criteria shall be waived for those with good qualifying D/E result certificates.
(a) EBSU diploma results with a minimum of Upper credit shall continue to be accepted for D/E admissions just like others from Polytechnics and Monotechnics.
(b) No Diploma from other universities shall be accepted for admissions/registration in EBSU.

8. ADMISSION OF STAFF BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN/ADMISSION ON STAFF INTEREST
There shall be provision for consideration of admission of staff biological children. Members of staff are advised to formally indicate such requests through collection/filling of the appropriate forms from Admissions Department. Such completed forms should be endorsed by staff HODs and submitted to Admissions Department. Only the forms approved by the Vice-Chancellor/Registrar/Chairman of Admissions Committee shall be processed for admission. Genuine staff request for admission of staff biological children shall continue to be given priority consideration.

9. SCREENING OF CANDIDATES
Prospective candidates shall be intensively screened to ensure that all documents tendered for admission (including O/L result, Post UTME result slip, PDS result slip and declaration of identity/nativity) are genuine. The university shall have the options of:

(i) Confirming candidates UTME scores in relation to the approved cutoff point for the desired programme as well as the genuineness of the candidates O’level result. Using this option, admission may be offered to candidates based on the genuineness of his O’level result and UTME grade.

10. In addition to the above admission committee/HODs/Faculty officers and all concerned with registration of candidates are advised to ensure that candidates declaration of identity/nativity are critically evaluated to avoid possible impersonation of Ebonyi indigenes. Any impersonator discovered shall be reported to the Registrar for automatic disqualification/withdrawal of admission and permanent blacklisting from future admissions in the university.

11. CLOSURE OF 2013/2014 ADMISSIONS
The deadline for 2013/2014 admissions according to JAMB is Thursday, October 31st 2013.
All concerned with admissions should endeavor to keep to approved schedules of admission recommendations (merit and supplementary UTME/DE admissions) so that the university will be able to conclude admissions within the stipulated period to avoid any possible sanction by
JAMB. It is worthy of note that JAMB intends to enforce this deadline to the letter this year.
N/B: For purpose of easy identification of National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited Programmes under each Faculty see Appendix I as attached.

Egwu, Sam N.
Registrar
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