Covenant University Graduate Launches App On Choice Of University
By Toyosi Ibiyemi
Seunla Osinowo, a 20 year old recent graduate of Covenant University has launched his app called UniversityCompass.NG.
The web app will provide students seeking admission into Nigerian Universities with information and resources which will help them make the right decisions about their choice of schools and courses.
In this third year in school one of his lecturers while addressing a class asked the students to identify the challenges in the society and find possible solutions in their final year projects.
Seunla then opted to tackle the some of the problems usually encountered by students seeking admission into Nigerian universities .
In an interview with Outrepreneurs he tells the idea behind his app UniversityCompass.NG:
“UniversityCompass.NG is solving two challenges. First is the University selection process. I attended a private secondary school, Faith Academy. The year I graduated from secondary school, a number of my classmates didn’t do well at their UTME [Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations].
Most of them wanted to get admitted into Covenant University and the admission process was very competitive. With the low UTME scores, some were already crying [that] they would not be able to get admitted that year.
So, someone told them to apply to Landmark, a university which had just been founded two years before then and almost all of them were admitted. When I say low UTME scores, I mean they scored like between 200 and 210 points.
The problem is many people just know about a few universities. An average person knows about 20 and these universities have different criteria. People need to know what to search for, when seeking admission.”
So far the site has had 7 thousand visits since the site launched.