Nsukka(Enugu State) – Security was beefed up at University of Nigeria Nsukka, on Friday as the university conducted the post-UTME test for students seeking admission into its programmes.
The examination is holding on Friday and Saturday.
The university authorities had cancelled the test midway in June after they discovered that the questions had leaked.
A security officer in the university, who pleaded anonymity, said in Nsukka on Friday that some roads were cordoned off and security agents deployed to strategic places as part of measures to control human traffic during the test.
“All vehicles are searched thoroughly at the university entrance gate. Both commercial and private motorcycles are not allowed entry into the university.
“There are designated places for private cars during these two days of the exam. Candidates are scanned by police anti-bomb squad before they are allowed into exam halls.
“All these measures are to ensure a hitch free examination,” he said.
A candidate, Mr Mellitus Okafor, commended the university’s arrangement, saying that there was 100 per cent improvement compared to what obtained in the previous exercise.
“Do you know that by 10. 54 a.m. exam had started whereas in the last one, by 3p.m. clearance of candidates was still in progress.
“ Peoplewho were not writing the exam were chased away.
“Checking of names by invigilators and supervisors were very fast and with seriousness.
” What I have seen today impressed me, I am no longer annoyed over the cancellation of the screening exam last month because there is better arrangement now,” Okafor said.
Another candidate, Miss Grace Ade, said that she was satisfied with the arrangements and conduct of the test.
“There is no much stress this time when compared with what I suffered in the one that was cancelled.
‘I am happy with UNN management for correcting many faults that marred the last screening,” Ade said.
When contracted, Mr Gabriel Ndu, the university’s Public Relations Officer, said that it was the hard work of the university’s management that translated into the success of the examination.
“Management looked into the factors that led to the cancellation of the last one and made necessary corrections.
“The management has been working round the clock to ensure a hitch-free screening exam,’
“UNNis happy on the orderly conduct of candidates today and urged those who will write on Saturday to show the same high level of discipline,” Ndu said.