The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is to conduct the 2017 post-University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from October 3 to October 9, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Charles Igwe, has said.
Mr. Igwe, a professor, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Friday.
He said that measures had been put in place to ensure a successful 2017 screening examination.
“Qualified candidates for the exam are those who scored 200 and above, made UNN their choice university and have registered online for the exam,” he said.
“Invigilators, supervisors as well as other personnel that will be involved have been mobilised and are ready for the exam.”
He said the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services, and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps would provide security for the exercise.
“The army, police, civil defence and SSS will help to ensure adequate security as they will patrol 24 hours in UNN and Nsukka town,’’ he said.
Mr. Igwe said that the university would provide hostel accommodation at the cost of N3,000 for two nights for candidates who had no relatives to accommodate them in Nsukka.
“The two nights include night of the day of arrival for the exam and night of the day the candidate writes the exam,” he said.
He appealed to Nsukka residents, especially the motorists, tricycle operators and motor-cyclists to assist candidates by directing them appropriately as some of them might be coming to Nsukka for the first time.
According to him, “We should treat candidates who will come from different states across the country as our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.
“We should be fair and assist them instead of exploiting them financially by collecting N100 where we are supposed to collect N50 as transport fare.
“Candidates for the exam should also conduct themselves orderly before, during and after the exam as anyone caught in any form of violence or crime will be arrested by law enforcement agents.
“UNN management, staff and students wish candidates success in the screening exam,” he said.