Only 3,700 candidates out of 8,992 students that sat for the post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the University of Ibadan (UI) would be admitted for the 2015/2016 academic session.
This was promulgated to schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine by the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Isaac Adewole,Tuesday.
He also added that five candidates who scored highest scores will be given scholarship by the premier institution.
Prof. Adewole who was represented by the Deputy-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Emilolorun Ayelari while addressing journalist yesterday disclosed that the result is now available at the institution’s website for candidates to view.
The candidates are: Adetunji AbdulRaham-55328333ED, scored 86, Law; Amaji Obinna Charles, 55110959DE scored 86, Medicine and Surgery, Adebiyi Tijesunimi-55361970BC, scored 85, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Oke Dorcas-55974720AJ, 83, Medicine and Surgery and Olowosulu Cassandra Olawumi-56630251JB, 83 and also of Medicine and Surgery.
Adewole said:”23,200 candidates scored above 200 in UTME, 20,800 applied for the post UTME in our institution and only 19,268 took the screening and examination. Our new method of admitting students with the O’levels and UTME result has really reduced students from withdrawing at the first year due to poor performances.
“The performance of the five best candidates that were given automatic scholarship from this institution will b monitored and they may be retained after their studies here” he said.
Adewole warned members of the public not to influence the institutions admission officials for admission into the institution.”
The UI VC also admonished parents and guardians not to force courses of their choice on the children and wards but should allow them to study courses that they have the ability to cope with.