The Vice Chancellor, College of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka on Monday announced that only 3,500 students out of over 60,000 candidates that selected the college within the last UTME is going to be accepted.

He stated that out of this figure, 20,949 sitting for that lately conducted Post UTME.

Olayinka, however maintained that 9,266 applicants out of the 20,949 candidates who sitting because of its Post UTME scored 50 % and above.

The Vice Chancellor made these declarations while speaking in a media chat held in the university’s community radio, Gemstone FM, Ibadan.

He stated that, although the college was handed chance to confess about 7,000, however it would only admit couple of undergraduates because of its resolve to grow admission spaces for post-graduated pupils.

Olayinka, while declaring that the college hasn’t fixed its stop marks, maintained that the 200 benchmark set as criteria for college students to go to the Post UTME ended to be able to set standard.

He stated “I have no idea exactly what the stop mark is going to be, the committee will come across and choose. Our motive would be to enhance the quality.

“About 60,000 candidates selected UI, 20,949 sitting for that Post UTME, 9,266 scored 50 and above (addressing about 44.2 percent) within the examination.

“In this figure, we’ve more female than male this season, that means male have to be empowered. The greatest score was 86 percent.

“We need to consider merit that is 45 percent, locality that is 30 %, all of the states of the federation is catchment area of UI, then ELDS.

“UI, UNILAG, Benin, Ife and UNN is applying 200. I believe we ought to set a typical, in United kingdom, students don’t repeat class, they are fully aware that all of options are not college materials. Many will visit college although some goes to vocational schools.

“The summary of it’s that we’ve about 153 universities, 42 federal and 42 states because some states are in possession of 2 state universities especially Ondo and Ogun states. So Federal universities are gone subscribed as the private universities they are under subscribed,” he added.

“What can make us double our efforts, therefore we will require more staff and when you proliferate it, then your standard is going to be low.

Olayinka however noted that even though that many undergraduates in Nigeria are considered as half baked, College of Ibadan graduates are the best.

He stated the college in the efforts at ensuring parents monitor the educational performance of their wards, the college is making efforts at putting the outcomes of a lot of students on its website in order to ensure that they monitor their wards.

He stated “We have to use the web site the outcomes of the scholars to become view by their parents. Oyo has got the largest number of students in UI, adopted by Osun and it is logical.

“UI is easily the most competitive, we are able to only admit for the most part 3,500. I have to also stated that we’re permitted to confess about 7,000. We’ve about 7,300 bed spaces. One more reason why we’re acknowledging less undergraduates happens because you want to expand post-graduates

“We have about 27,000 students, the speed is 16.5 whereas in Harvard it’s about 5.1.

Olayinka then used the medium to congratulate radio stations station on its ninth anniversary.


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