‘UI not involved in admission manipulation’

THE University of Ibadan has debunked allegation of manipulation of admission process through University portals by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) levied against some public universities in the country.

This stand was made known by the Senate of the University during a special meeting held last Friday and made known through the university’s bulletin.

According to the latest university bulletin marked 4291 titled “undergraduate admission exercise and matters arising released on Tuesday and signed by the institution’s registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi, it stated that though JAMB did not mention the name of the three universities involved, “but (JAMB) went ahead to put an image of the University of Ibadan in the article.”

The Registrar in clarifying the position of the University of Ibadan on admission for 2019/2020 session stated that “the University Management wishes to inform members of the public that the University of Ibadan conducts its admission process strictly in line with extant rules and regulations.”

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She added further that the Senate of the University “noted that while 19,450 sat for the Post-UTME Screening Exercise, 12,450 scored 50 per cent and above and were subjected to the cut-off marks set for courses to select the best of the applicants. The details of all candidates who were recommended for provisional admission were uploaded to the JAMB ​Central Processing System (CAPS) to enable them to accept the offer and print their letters of admission.

“After extensive deliberation, Senate reaffirmed that the University had never been involved in any form of manipulation. In addition, the Senate resolved to continue to maintain impeccable and flawless admission procedures in line with its commitment to excellence.

“Consequently, the Senate approved the undergraduate admission process carried out thus far and the provisional offer of undergraduate admission to 4,359 candidates for the 2019/2020 academic session.

“In light of the above, Senate dismissed the allegation of “Manipulation of Admission Process” as inapplicable to the University of Ibadan”, the Registrar stated.

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