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“I wrote Jamb 12 times before getting admission” – OAU student

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A student, Kazeem Olajide Bashir, has revealed how he sat for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) for a dozen time, choosing Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, before he was finally given admission in the 2016 UTME.

Bashir, in an exclusive interview with DAILY POST disclosed that he started sitting for UTME, with OAU as his first choice in 2004,and with scores far above 200 ever since then, but never secured the admission.

He said his humble background, coupled with flair for social justice spurred him to put in for Law in no other university but OAU, Ife, which he explained had been his dream university since his secondary school days.

According to him, the dream of studying Law at the first generation university almost got dashed before his face, when he tried for over 8 times without success.

Bashir recalled that after the UTME of 2012, and all his efforts to get admission eventually proved abortive, he became so discouraged but got encouraged by people around him.

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