The Senate of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday dismissed the allegation that the admission process of the institution for the 2019/2020 session was manipulated saying that the statement was inapplicable to the university.
This disclosure was made in a statement signed by the UI Registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi.
The statement indicated that the university conducted its admission process strictly in line with extant rules and regulations.
It read in parts, “At its special meeting held on Friday, January 24, the attention of the Senate of the University of Ibadan was drawn to the article titled, ‘Manipulation of admission process through university portals,’ published in the JAMB Bulletin of December 9, 2019 and two national dailies.
“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 50percent and above and were subjected to the cut-off marks set for courses to select the best of the applicants.
“The details of all candidates, who were recommended for provisional admission, were uploaded to the JAMB Central Processing System 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, it said the senate approved the undergraduate admission process and the provisional offer of undergraduate admission to 4,359 candidates for the 2019/2020 academic session.
“In light of the above, senate dismissed the allegation of manipulation of admission process as inapplicable to the University of Ibadan.
“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,” the statement read.