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  • Updated: August 03, 2022

UTME: UNIBADAN Vows To Admit Students With Less Than 200 Marks

The management of the University of Ibadan has pledged admission to students who scored lower than 200 marks in the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The Director of the UI Distance Learning Centre, Prof. Emmanuel Omobowale, made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held at the university.

Omobowale explained that students with low marks in the last UTME and those who did not take the last UTME have a chance at admission into the university's Open Distance e-Learning programme, with opportunities to get the same degrees as others.

“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," he said. 

He, however, noted that they must pass relevant subjects at the O’Level.

The Director added that the UIODeL programme was organised to give unqualified students denied admission due to insufficient space in universities an opportunity to study.

"The university could admit 100,000 students and even more through the programme, which he said would not be affected by frequent strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities,” he stressed. 

He said the admission which he described as an innovative way of increasing the number of intakes into UI under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor of UI, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, will handle the problem of low intake in universities.

Omobowale explained that the admission criteria for the programme are the same as the regular mode, as specified on the university’s website.

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