……As 39,711 candidates for Unilorin post-UTME screening
No fewer than 39, 711 candidates seeking admission into the University of Ilorin in the 2018/2019 academic session have on Monday commenced the institution’s post-UTME screening exercise.
The four-day screening exercise will hold simultaneously in two centres, Ilorin and Lagos between Monday and Thursday with a mop-up on Friday for candidates who might be having some issues during the main exercise.
A statement by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun disclosed that out of the 39, 711 candidates that registered for the screening exercise, 29, 562 will appear at the Ilorin Centre while 10, 149 will appear at the Lagos Centre.
According to Akogun, “a further breakdown of the figure shows that 32, 272 candidates are seeking admission through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) while the remaining 7, 439 candidates are seeking admission through the Direct Entry (DE) window”.
About 86, 401 candidates made the University of Ilorin their first choice institution in the last JAMB-moderated UTME, making the institution to emerge once again as the most preferred University by admission seekers for the fifth consecutive year.
Statistics released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the 2018 JAMB Admission Policy meeting listed other nine most selected universities as Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) -74,635; the University of Benin (UNIBEN) – 70,322; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – 66,486; University of Lagos (UNILAG) – 62,436; Bayero University Kano (BUK) – 56,261; Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)-48,646; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) – 48,554; the University of Ibadan (UI) – 47,544; and the University of Jos (UNIJOS) – 46,082.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Professor Sylvia Malomo has expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of the ongoing institution’s Post UTME screening exercise which commenced on Monday, 27th of August, 2018.
Professor Malomo disclosed that a total of 9,000 candidates will be sitting for the screening at the University campus on daily basis while the sum of 5,000 will be writing the test in the Lagos center.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic disclosed this on Monday while inspecting the ongoing four days screening exercise at the University CBT center, University Ilorin permanent site, Ilorin.
She said the exercise has been very smooth and peaceful while staff on duty are very dutiful , adding that the exercise started on schedule and all the candidates have so far been appearing as law abiding citizens.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic disclosed that University had made provision for make up test for any student that might not be opportuned to participate due to unforeseen circumstances that are very cogent like health related issues.
She explained that such affected student would be directed to visit “Help Desk” on the University website, pointing out that their enquiries will be promptly attended to by the designated staff.