UNILAG plans to admit only 8,000 students
More than 24,000 applicants to unilag that scored 200 marks and above have an unguaranteed admission into unilag in the 2017/2018 academic session.
The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Rahamon Bello, gave the indication at a forum in Lagos that even though 32,000 candidates that applied to the university scored above 200 in this year’s Unified Tertiary matriculation examination (UTME), the school would not admit beyond 8,000.
Mr. Bello said that the university insisted that an applicant must also score at least 40 per cent in Unilag’s post-UTME before consideration for admission i.e a minimum of 12 points out of 30
“We know what goes on in our public examinations. That is why we insist on candidates undertaking our post UTME and scoring at least 40 per cent,’’ he said.
According to Mr. Bello, who steps down as Unilag’s vice chancellor on November 11, the aim is to promote excellence.
“We admit the best so that we can produce the best,” he told NAN.
He said that the university held 75 inaugural lectures during his five-year tenure
Mr. Bello said that Unilag had to change its curriculum in a bid to sustain academic excellence.
Mr. Bello will be succeeded by Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics).