Out of 20,631 students who sat for the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) post UTME screening exercise on Saturday, August 8, only 10,338 students passed the 200 mark required to secure admission.
PM News, citing the institution's authorities, reports that 10,293 students failed to score 200 which is the minimum mark required by the university to be considered for admission.
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Onyenachi Nze who reportedly scored the highest mark in the examination with 348 and is very likely to secure his preferred course, English education.
Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, the public relations officer of the foremost university explained on Sunday, a day after the exam that about 58 per cent scored 200 and above making them eligible for admission.
“Out of about 20, 631 candidates, who sat for the screening exercise, 10,338 candidates scored 200 marks and above. This signifies about 58 per cent, specifically 57.08 per cent.
“A sizeable number of the candidates, however, put in exceptional brilliance which produced spectacular results, scoring 300 and above, with four of them, who are aspiring to study Education English, being outstanding.
“Leading with the highest score of 348 is Onyenachi Nze, with UTME no: 55227945CC, aspiring to study English Education, while the second highest of 344 was scored by Olalekan Adebajo, with UTME no: 55552404.
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“The other two candidates, who both scored the same marks, are Jude Epunam and Oluwatobi Oseni.”
He advised all students who sat for the examination to check their results.
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