University Compass is a web based platform created to help Nigerian University Prospects make Intelligent University Choices Based on their Criteria. The Platform is the first of it's Kind in Nigeria and in Africa at large.
The ProblemThe major challenge faced by prospective undergraduates today are instances of not knowing what University to select. University selection in Nigeria today is done by individuals getting information about the universities off the internet, Alumni, Current Students etc. Before now the problem was insufficient information to make a right decision but with the advent of Blogs writing about Universities in the country, the problem is no Longer about insufficient Information but too much information to make comparisons and actually select as university.
We as a Company also believe that the reason many university prospects don�t get admission even though they perform well in the annual UTME is because everyone is looking towards the same Direction. The bulk of candidates apply to a few schools that they know and this creates unnecessary competition in the Admission process, while there are a number of Universities in Nigeria that are largely underpopulated and very affordable. There are Federal, State and Private Universities in the country that would gladly accept a number of student but more often these students don't apply to their Universities.
Our SolutionWe developed Criteria based University search to aid students make better decision in university selection. Why Criteria based you might ask? Because criteria based university search is an improvement on all existing applications in Nigeria that simply provide users with information about Nigerian Universities but doesn�t help them in comparison and selecting a University. The application is useful to both parents/Guardians and University Prospects.
Beyond the University Search University Compass provides student with Resources to guide them not only through school but through their career path providing them with the necessary information students need at every stage. Parents aren�t left out we also provide parents with information they need to guide their children through their career path. This would prevent instances of a child studying engineering and midway he wants to quit to study computer science. We provide students with information about various courses available in Nigerian Universities and Career Opportunities from studying each course.
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