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University of Ibadan-Admissions
15-07-2016 18:02:00 +0000
what is required for admission into the school
UI TO MAKE STATEMENT
CONCERNING ADMISSION IN TWO
WEEKS TIME – UI VC
By UCJ UI on August 13, 2016
ADMIT CONFUSION OVER JAMB POLICY
The admission policy of the University of Ibadan for the
2016/2017 academic year would be released in the next
two weeks according to the Vice Chancellor of the
University, Prof. A. I. Olayinka.
The University head stated this while fielding questions
from the correspondents of UCJUI who interviewed him
recently in his office.
“In the next two weeks maximum. The problem is we
don’t want to make a policy and then tomorrow, the
government comes up with something else,” Prof.
Olayinka said as he mentioned that the University
authorities were monitoring the moves of the new
Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) whether he would reverse the decision of his
The UI VC decried the policy of JAMB which stopped
universities from conducting Post – Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (Post UTME) which he said
had over the years improved the quality of students being
admitted into the University.
“May be up to 2003 or 2004, quite a large army of
students were being asked to withdraw at the end of
(their) first year on account of poor academic
performance. We have statistics to back it up and it was
a national problem,” Prof. Olayinka said.
But with the conduct of Post UTME, the University had
continued to admit the best students Nigerian secondary
schools had got to produce as he said “we recorded our
best (result) last year when 1.9 percent (of matriculants)
were asked to withdraw”.
On the next of students to be admitted, the Vice
Chancellor said, “left to me, they should not be more than
3, 500” as he consider primarily hostel accommodation in
the University should could not cater for more than 8, 300
students including post graduates and medical students
at Alexander Brown Hall, UCH.
14-08-2016 20:39:00 +0000