Official reports by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) say a total of 17,935 candidates of the 31,955 passed its 2015 post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
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The information is contained in a statement signed by Olagoke Oke the institution’s deputy registrar.
It would be recalled that 31,955 candidates partook of the recent 2015 JAMB-organised UTME. Most of the candidates scored 200 marks above and chose the university as their school of first choice.
The statement said that the screening, which was carried out on August 12-14, was successful.
“A total of 17,935 candidates passed the screening test with a minimum score of 40%.
“To this respect, 309 candidates did not show up for the test while 118 candidates were disqualified for failure to follow the instructions for the Computer Based Test (CBT).
“A total of 393 results were initially withheld on suspicion of malpractice but on further scrutiny, 271 of these results have been confirmed as cases involving malpractice.
“We will continue to withhold them for further investigations, while the remaining 122 results have been released.
“The cut-off marks for admissions into the various programmes offered by the university have since been released on the university website,’’ the statement said.
All candidates who participated in the examination were also urged to visit the university’s website www.unilag.edu.ng for the cut-off marks and the individual scores.
The candidates were, however, warned that the university does not require any additional payments in respect of admission.
The communique made it clear that any request made by an individual or a group of individuals for payment in order to assist them to secure admission was fraudulent.
“For emphasis, candidates are advised not to make any payment to anyone for any purpose relating to admissions.
“Anyone found to be involved in any form of solicitation, giving or receiving money or benefit of any kind with respect to facilitating admissions into the University of Lagos will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agents.
“Additionally, candidates found to have offered or given money or benefit in kind for admission into the university will be disqualified from admission.
“Candidates are hereby advised to desist from seeking information and any other form of assistance in relation to admissions from sites other than the university’s official website,’’ the statement warned.
There has been much fuss regarding the UNILAG post-UTME exercise, a lot transpired within the course of carrying out the programme. It is recalled that there were issues of the cut-off marks. The future students and their parents had to protest in court, regarding the initial benchmark that was put at 250.
The case of a randy lecturer who allegedly Rap£d a student who was seeking admission to the UNILAG, also sparked controversy. There were claims and counter claims as to the true identity of the lecturer as a staff of the university. It was reported that afterwards the 18-year-old victim was awarded a scholarship.
JAMB post-UTME exercise continues this week, with several other tertiary institutions across the nation looking to get the programme over with, just in time to align with the academic calendar.