OAU Catchment Area for Admission And ELDS 2024

OAU catchment area and ELDS for 2024/2025 admission is out. Here is all you need to know about Obafemi Awolowo University catchment areas for admission.

Many Nigerian universities, including OAU, have designated catchment areas for admission and ELDs.

These are geographical regions from which the university prioritizes admitting a certain percentage of students.

This policy aims to promote regional educational equity by offering opportunities closer to home for qualified applicants.

Does Being from the Catchment Area Guarantee Admission in OAU?

While residing within OAU’s catchment area can be advantageous, it doesn’t guarantee admission.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) admissions process remains competitive.

Here’s what matters most:

OAU catchment area and ELDS for 2024/2025 admission is out. Here is all you need to know about Obafemi Awolowo University catchment areas for admission.

OAU Catchment Area for Admission 2024

The catchment areas for Obafemi Awolowo University include the following states:

1.         Ekiti
2.         Osun
3.         Oyo
4.         Lagos
5.         Ondo

OAU ELDS For Admission

Below are the Educationally less developed states in Obafemi Awolowo University:

1.       Adamawa
2.       Bauchi
3.       Bayelsa
4.       Benue
5.       Borno
6.       Cross River
7.       Ebonyi
8.       Gombe
9.       Jigawa
10.    Kaduna
11.    Kano
12.    Kebbi
13.    Kogi
14.    Katsina
15.    Kwara
16.    Nasarawa
17.    Niger
18.    Plateau
19.    Rivers
20.    Sokoto
21.    Taraba
22.    Yobe
23.    Zamfara

Conclusion

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) admission is divided into three categories:

  • Merit Admission
  • Catchment areas Admission
  • Educationally less developed states (ELDs) Admission.

The merit category accounts for 45% of the admission, while 35% is reserved for candidates from the catchment area and 20% for those from educationally less developed states.

admission catchment

Furthermore, OAU does not exclude students from outside the catchment area.

Applicants from other states who meet the merit cut-off mark for their chosen degree course or programme will be admitted, regardless of the catchment area.

Candidates from the catchment states who fail to meet the catchment cut-off mark (which can be lower than the merit cut-off) will not be admitted.

We hope you found our article on the list of OAU catchment areas for admission in the 2024/2025 academic session helpful.

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