- Adekunle Ajasin University has conducted its admission screening exercise for the 2018/2019 academic session
- About 10,000 candidates participated in the admission screening exercise
- The university’s vice chancellor, however, said the institution could only accommodate 5,300 candidates
No fewer than 10,000 candidates seeking admission to the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, participated in the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The vice chancellor of the University, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, disclosed this while speaking with journalists on the campus of the institution, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Professor Ajibefun, who had earlier inspected the conduct of the exercise, in company with the deputy vice chancellor and chairman of the Post-UTME committee, Professor Olugbega Ige, at the Computer-Based Test Centre of the university, however, noted that the institution could only accommodate 5,300 candidates.
Expressing satisfaction over the conduct of the examination, the VC said there was no hitch during the exercise, adding that the institution would not compromise its standard in admitting best candidates.
He said: “I have gone round, and I’m so impressed by the conduct of the examination. The servers and systems are functioning very well. The organisation is superb.”
He also commended the committee handling the examination and other officers of the university involved in the conduct of the examination for a well-done job.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloeye, said that it is only the federal government that can authorise the board to reduce the cost of selling admission forms.
Oloyede made this known in Abuja after inspecting a new software installed by the board to conduct promotional examinations for its workers. He said the board will not reduce the cost of admission forms due to any pressure.
“Why are they not asking WAEC, NECO and NBTE to reduce the cost of their forms? Why JAMB? We charge the least and you are saying we should reduce. You must ask those people why they are asking that question," he said.
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