The University of Ibadan has indicated that it will admit only 3,783 of the 56,172 candidates seeking admission into the University through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) for the 2017/2018 academic session.
This figure represents a mere 6.7 percent of the total application.
The revelation was made by UI’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof Adeyinka Aderinto, who addressed reporters in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Wednesday.
Aderinto said the admission for the 2017/2018 would end in January while the screening of those given admission letters will begin soon.
The deputy vice-chancellor University of Ibadan, who noted that 26,769 candidates, who scored 200 and above, sat for its post-UTME, added that of the figure, only 9,268 scored 50 percent and above.
He said 3,783 admission seekers, who were finally recommended to JAMB for admission, met the approved admission criteria.
Aderinto said since the premier institution was committed to meeting the mobilisation of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the institution had begun second-semester examinations.
He said: “The University of Ibadan is committed to mobilising students for 2017/2018 National Youth Service and to end the session (2016/2017), we have begun the examinations and the students have started writing.
“We have also recommended about 3,783 candidates to JAMB for admission and we are concluding the admission process by January ending. The University of Ibadan is committed to upholding its standards in admission. This is what makes us who we are in offering qualitative education to our students, to be the best in Nigeria and have the capacity to compete globally.”