The University of Ibadan has declared that only 3,783 out of a total of 56,172 candidates that applied to the institution through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) for the 2017/2018 academic session will be admitted which automatically disqualifies 52,389 candidates.
According to the Sun, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Adeyinka Aderinto, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Ibadan said the 3,783 candidates had been recommended to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for admission.
He stated that a total of 26,769 candidates, who scored 200 and above, sat for the Post-UTME of the university and only 9,268 of them scored at least 50 percent, adding that the 3,783 candidates that were recommended to JAMB for admission met the approved admission criteria.
Aderinto also noted that the admission for the 2017/2018 academic session would end this month and screening of those who have already been issued admission letters would commence soon.
His words: “The University of Ibadan is committed to mobilising students for 2017/2018 National Youth Service and to end the session (2016/2017). We have commenced the examinations and the students have started writing.
“We have also recommended about 3,783 candidates to JAMB for admission and we are concluding the admission process by the end of January. The University of Ibadan is committed to upholding its standards in admission.
“This is what makes us who we are in offering qualitative education to our students to be the best in Nigeria and have the capacity to compete globally.”