A source from the admission unit of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has revealed that the institution will absorb only 25,000 candidates for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The source who spoke on anonymity said this on Friday, August 30, after the end of the institution’s Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The source revealed that more than 60, 000 candidates applied for admission into the institution for the session, while over 35,000 of them scored 200 marks and above at the UTME.
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“At least 9,000 candidates would be given placement into the University for the Various Undergraduate Programmes”.
“For any candidate to be considered for admission in our institution, he or she must have scored 12 points,’’ the official said.
“The examination started on Monday, Aug. 26 and so far, it has been hitch-free. The university acquired more computers and their back-ups, which have all been in top shape, while the tests lasted”.
“The electricity too was uninterrupted. We have not recorded any impersonation too, probably because of the measures put in place”.
“This year’s examination has turned out to be one of the best we have ever recorded in recent times. JAMB made available to us images of the candidates coupled with the biometric machines used in authenticating them”.
“We must also give credit to the candidates because most of them now know how the system works, how to operate the computers, thereby taking pressure off the examiners,’’ the official noted.