- Students seeking admission into the university after several denials may well be looking towards the University of Ibadan
- The University of Ibadan is targeting the admission of 100,000 students or more in the next academic session without any worry of ASUU strike
- The management says students with less than 200 in their JAMB exam will get admitted through its Open Distance e-Learning programme
Oyo, Ibadan - Students seeking admission into the University of Ibadan need not be alarmed as the school management has agreed to adhere to the new cut-off mark formulated by the relevant tertiary education stakeholders in Nigeria.
Punch reported that the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has resolved to admit students who scored below 200 in their Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
Legit.ng gathered that this new development was made known by the Director of the UI Distance Learning Centre, Prof. Emmanuel Omobowale on Tuesday, August 2.
Omobowale revealed that students whose marks were low in the last UTME could get admitted into the UI through its Open Distance e-Learning programme. He stated that the admission is also open to those who did not sit for the last UTME.
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“Prospective students would need to register with JAMB and sit an examination for the school, after which they would be issued the same certificates as the university and be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps like their colleagues who were admitted for the regular programmes of the university.”
UI to admit 100,000 students, says Mgt
Omobowale also hinted that the University will only accept those with their complete O'level results.
He said this new admission guide will give students who have been denied admission the opportunity to gain tertiary education with the UIODeL.
The professor also hinted that the University is targeting 100, 000 students or more through the programme.
Interestingly, Omobowale stated that students who get admission into this programme have nothing to worry about as regards the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
He told pressmen that with the new programme, the admission tenets are the same as the conventional mode which can be seen clearly on the school's portal.
UI ranked best in Nigeria
The University of Ibadan has been ranked the best university in Nigeria according to the latest ranking released.
Ranking below UI is the University of Lagos and closely followed by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Ahmadu Bello University took the fourth spot making it also the fourth Nigerian institution that made between 1172th and 1941 positions in the world.
JAMB approves cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics
Recall that Legit.ng reported that JAMB has released the cut-off marks for Nigerian students who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
For university admission, the minimum cut-off mark is 140, while 120 is set for admission into polytechnics.
JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 UTME scored 200 and above.