Like with most difficult decisions young people have to make, the more information that's thrown at us, the harder it is to make a level-headed choice – and picking which Nigerian university to attend from a sea of options is no exception.
That's just one of the many reasons 20-year-old Computer Science graduate, Seunla Osinowo, decided to focus on creating a solution for his final year project – and that's how University Compass was born.
University Compass is an online search engine that allows users filter through Universities in Nigeria, based on specific criteria like location, tuition, competitiveness, accommodation and even religious affiliation.
Speaking with Outrepreneurs about what inspired him to create University Compass, Seunla said:
"The year I graduated from secondary school, a number of my classmates didn’t do well in UTME. With their low scores, some were already crying that they wouldn't 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.
The problem was most of them thought their options were limited. An average person knows about only 20 universities and they all have different criteria. People just need to know what to search for when seeking admission."
The platform, which was officially launched five months ago, also has a 'course selector' feature to help users decide which course they should study. Seunla hopes to add more features to the platform, with the goal of making it the ultimate career path guide.