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Why UI will admit only 3,500 out of 20,949 candidates that sat for Post UTME – VC, Professor Olayinka
|Why UI will admit only 3,500 out of 20,949 candidates that sat for Post UTME – VC, Professor Olayinka by Editor: 12:00 am On October 31, 2017|
The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka on Monday announced that only 3,500 students out of over 60,000 candidates that picked the university in the last UTME will be admitted.
He said that out of this figure, 20,949 sat for the recently conducted Post UTME.
The Vice Chancellor made these declarations while speaking at a media chat held at the university’s community radio, Diamond FM, Ibadan.
He said that, though the university was given opportunity to admit about 7,000, but it would only admit few undergraduates due to its resolve to expand admission spaces for post-graduate students.
Olayinka, while declaring that the university has not fixed its cut off marks, maintained that the 200 benchmark set as criteria for students to attend the Post UTME was done in order to set standard.
“About 60,000 candidates picked UI, 20,949 sat for the Post UTME, 9,266 scored 50 and above (which represents about 44.2 percent) in the examination.
“We have to consider merit which is 45 percent, locality which is 30 percent, all the states of the federation is catchment area of UI, then ELDS.
Olayinka however noted that despite the fact that many undergraduates in Nigeria are regarded as half baked, University of Ibadan graduates are still the best.
He said “We have to put on the website the results of the students to be viewed by their parents. Oyo has the largest number of students in UI, followed by Osun and is logical.
“UI is the most competitive, we can only admit at most 3,500. I must also said that we are allowed to admit about 7,000. We have about 7,300 bed spaces. Another reason why we are admitting less undergraduates is because we want to expand post-graduates
Olayinka then used the medium to congratulate the radio station on its 9th anniversary.
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