How can I score above 300 in JAMB? Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi shares Advice

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Really, scoring 300+ in UTME and adding streak of As in WAEC is a sought-after dream of many Nigerian secondary school students. Knowing how to reach such trailblazing figures is not really a problem, because here we have Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi exploring the steps she took to reach hers.

The real problem, however, is about how well we are willing to burst into action and do the work.

All Quotations were sourced from a Youtube interview by Medic Wealth.

Meet Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

15-year-old Moyinoluwa is a student of the Home Science Secondary School, Alakuko. Well, she’s left secondary school already, and has reportedly written 3 senior national exams: GCE, then UTME, followed by WAEC.

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Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

As you’d learn from this post by BlackGeeks Nigeria, Moyinoluwa comes off as being high-spirited and vibrant.

A Quick Overview

Moyinoluwa had 351 in the 2021/22 utme examination, which puts her at the top 1% utme candidates this year. And according to this video, it is very very likely that she’s part of the top 20 high-scorers.

She had, before this, surprised her parents and teachers in the 2021 GCE (for private candidates) hitting 7As across all nine subjects. This was the benchmark that made scoring distinctions in all nine WAEC subjects except English (B2) possible.

“My teachers teach. They give class works, assignment, tests and exams. I feel like they had a really great impact on my success. They motivated me to shoot for a high score. They wanted me to get 9As. I don’t know why English failed me.”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

How can I score above 300 in JAMB? Moyinoluwa Answers!

1] Set a very high threshold

In the interview, she mentioned that most UTME candidate fall in the “200 and something” range, which might make it seem like the normal thing. However, aiming for above 300, daring yourself, will make you land on the moon if not among the stars.

“In the Jamb centre, before the exam, a girl told me that the cut-off for her school was 200, and she was aiming for a score of 260. I said to her: why 260? Why not 300?”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

2] See it as achievable.

She says to not “reduce” yourself from the start, before the exam. Know that with adequate preparation, you can do it. Don’t ever settle in for mediocrity.

3] Have a solid footing

It is quintessential, she added, to have a strong footing and good understanding of the basics of every chosen subject. You want to start building on that now, maybe.

“I felt like if I did not have like a solid foundation before, I could not have achieved so much in like such a little time… yeah.”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

4] Be scared of failure.

Perhaps, fear is not totally a bad thing. It could be a motivating factor. Moyinoluwa has this to say about fear:

“I was scared (afraid) that because people already expected me to have good like a teacher called me behind and told me that you must not get anything less than 330. And I could not let them down, so I sat down and I said, okay we have to start practising like real hard.”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi

5] Cut down on a lot of junk.

Inasmuch as you want to leverage on varieties of textbooks, you need not lavish time on what you already know. Textbooks like All-inclusive physics, she gave as an instance, restructure questions by changing some values. You want to go extensively, but you must do so while avoiding the junks.

6] Prepare for the worst exam ever.

Understandably, this sets you on the radar, gets you underway. Moyinoluwa said:

“I think you should prepare for the worst jamb exam ever, like see your exam as like the most difficult Jamb that will ever come out, and use that as motivation to really study and pray for the best. You’re preparing for like the most difficult exam while praying to God that you get, you know, easy questions.”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

7] Focus on your weaknesses.

Most of the time, you may get drawn to read subjects that you love and are good at already. However, the approach suggested by Moyinoluwa is a natural one, and that is to focus more on subjects you’re weak at. She puts it this way:

“I was very good at maths and physics. Chemistry and English were some of my weaknesses, so when I started studying for Jamb I knew I had to work a lot on them.”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

8] Connect with fellow students.

She says trying to know things from their point of view and also to practice by explaining to others will come handy in your learning journey. She mentioned that an online group –TTA– really helped her in connecting with fellow students.

“Try to connect with fellow students. It’s very, very important to connect to because it really helped me.”

Moyinoluwa Ogunjobi.

Over to you…

Are you planning on sitting for the upcoming UTME? Let’s know in the comment section below. Also, if you found Moyin’s advices insightful, or maybe interesting, please consider sharing.

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One Comment

Katherine December 21, 2023 Reply

Yes I found her tips very helpful but that TTA online group I don’t understand.

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