Education

65,000 Candidates To Write Unilorin Post-UTME Exam

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The University of Ilorin says 65, 000 candidates seeking admission into it for the 2015/2016 academic session have been cleared to appear for the post UTME screening which begins on Monday, August 17.

The Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs of the institution, Mr Kunle Akogun, who made this known in a statement in Ilorin on Sunday said the weeklong exercise would hold simultaneously in Ilorin and Lagos.

Akogun said only candidates who scored a minimum of 180 marks in the 2015 UTME and made the University their first choice would take part in the computer-based test (CBT).

He advised candidates to bring along to their respective centres printed copies of their examination schedules indicating that they were slated to write the examination at a particular date and time.

Akogun said this became necessary as there were many batches for the examination daily.

He also advised prospective candidates to bring along with them payment receipts generated from the students’ portal of the University’s website.

He warned that the accreditation team would insist on the receipt from the varsity’s website to verify candidate’s identity– through pictures that tally with the face of each candidate.

He said that only registered candidates for the screening exercise would be allowed into the screening premises.

Akogun cautioned the candidates against indecent dressing and bringing of cell phones or any electronic appliance into the examination hall.

“Candidates for the pre-admission screening exercise are also advised to be decently dressed, as candidates with indecent dressing will not be allowed into the screening premises.

“Also, phones and all other forms of mobile communication, electronic devices, bags and luggage are not allowed within the screening premises, he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 73, 250 of the over 107,000 candidates that applied for admission into the University this year scored 180 marks and above at the UTME.

NAN also reports that by the close of the portal on Sunday, only 65,000 out of the 73,250 qualified candidates registered for the post UMTE.

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