NO fewer than 27,000 applicants seeking admission to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Saturday wrote the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, who spoke in Ile-Ife on Saturday, said the candidates include secondary school leavers and direct entry students.
Olanrewaju said that the students that qualified for OAU post-UTME were the ones who scored 200 and above in JAMB exams and took OAU as their first choice.
He said that many candidates with distinctions from their various schools applied for the admission and in order to be fair to all, screening exercise should be carried out.
“We have so many candidates that applied for direct entry admission and just to fulfill exam righteousness, they need to be screened.
“We don’t want to be unfair to any and for us to be justified; admission screening would allow us to have the real competent ones,” he said.
One of the candidates, Aanu-Oluwapo Adeyemi, who applied for Law, told NAN that she would love to be admitted in OAU for her studies.
Adeyemi said that she believed that the school would mould her and give her excellent academic expectations.
Mrs Lynda Echebima, a parent from Port-Harcourt, who brought her daughter for post-UTME, expressed satisfaction on the conduct of the exam, stressing that it was well organised.
“From what I’ve seen so far, it is not so far from the impression I have about OAU, I hope that the students will get their deserved marks,” she said.
In the same vein, Mr Olusegun Adetayo, another parent from Lagos State told NAN that he liked the conduct of the exam because the management made students to realise that they meant business.
Adetayo urged the management to maintain the discipline, expressing the belief that the marking would commence immediately and within 24 hours or less the results would be out. (NAN)
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