Some of the Post-UTME candidates in one of the designated halls during the examination session . Inset: The VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole (Left) responding to questions from reporters.
The University has made “appropriate plans” for a smooth accommodation and integration of freshers for the 2012/2013 Academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after monitoring the conduct of the Post-University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (POST-UTME), at designated Centres on Campus.
Professor Oyewole stated that prior to the conduct of the examination, Management had determined the number of candidates that could be offered admission, based on the capacity of facilities on ground.
Professor Oyewole revealed that with the parameter used, with a sincere approximation of existing facilities, the University may not be able to admit more than 3,500 students for the 2012/2013 academic session.
According to him, “last year we had 20,000 candidates for the post-UTME, but right now it has increased to 31,500. We have made appropriate plans to accommodate new students; our capacity may not go beyond 3,500 students”.
Speaking further, Professor Oyewole stated that “our intention now is to improve on our facilities by building new classrooms and providing more learning aids to accommodate additional students”.
Commenting on the conduct of the Post-UTME, which he had earlier monitored at designated centres on campus, the Vice-Chancellor, beaming with smile, described it as satisfactory.
He attributed the good conduct of the examination to the high level preparation by the Management, coupled with the dedicated commitment of staff, put paid to the smooth conduct of the exercise.
His words, “The Management has no doubt, done its best. Also important is the fact that we have good staff who are highly committed. That is why things have been going on smoothly since morning without any hitch”.