UI: Our admissions process remains transparent

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Authorities at the University of Ibadan have assured the public of its continuous transparency in the processing of admissions into the institution.

This is against the backdrop of allegations by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that three unnamed universities were not conducting the undergraduate admissions for the 2019/2020 academic session accordingly.

EduCeleb.com recalls that an article titled “Manipulation of Admission Process through University Portals” was published in the JAMB Bulletin of 9 December, 2019.

This became a subject of discussion before the UI Senate which last week approved provisional offer of undergraduate admission to 4,359 candidates out of 19,450 who sat for the post-UTME exercise.

UI Registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi on Wednesday disclosed that what drew the attention of the university to the bulletin published was the use of its logo within the story.

In her words, “While the article accused three public universities of manipulation of the admission process, it did not mention the name of any university but went ahead to put an image of the University of Ibadan in the article.”

“Senate noted that while 19,450 sat for the Post-UTME Screening Exercise, 12,450 scored 50% and above and were subjected to the cut-off marks set for courses to select the best of the applicants.”

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“The details of all candidates who were recommended for provisional admission were uploaded to the JAMB Central Processing System (CAPS) to enable them accept the offer and print their letters of admission.”

“After an extensive deliberation, Senate reaffirmed that the University had never been involved in any form of manipulation.”

“In addition, Senate resolved to continue to maintain impeccable and flawless admission procedures in line with its commitment to excellence.”

“Consequently, Senate approved the undergraduate admission process carried out thus far and the provisional offer of undergraduate admission to 4,359 candidates for the 2019/2020 academic session.”

In light of the above, the UI Senate dismissed the allegation of “Manipulation of Admission Process” as inapplicable to the school.

“Arising from the meeting, the University Management wishes to inform members of the public that the University of Ibadan conducts its admission process strictly in line with extant rules and regulations.”

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