Over 17,000 Candidates Battle For 4000 Admission Slots In AAUA Post-UTME

As candidates struggle for very few admission spaces available in Nigerian tertiary institutions ahead of a new academic session, over 22, 000 prospective candidates had chosen the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Not less than 17, 904 candidates of the 22,000 sat for the institution’s 2015/2016 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME).

However, out of the almost 18,000 candidates jostling for for admission into AAUA, only 4,000 of them will be given admission by the institution.

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This was a pathetic picture painted by the institution’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof Oluyemisi Adebowale, at a press briefing.

Adebowale revealed that “Over 22,000 candidates picked AAUA through JAMB, and 17, 904 candidates qualified for the post-UTME, but we are going to admit below 4,000.”

The post-UTME, which is a computer-based test, held on Monday and Tuesday last week.

Adebowale, who said AAUA’s extant merit-driven admission policy subsists, warned candidates to be wary of impostors who might want to extort money and other valuables from them as inducements for admission.

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She said, “At the end of the test, we will collate all the results and go to the drawing board to decide the cut-off mark. Any candidate whose score falls within the required mark is automatically admitted. Candidates don’t need to know anybody. Our admission at AAUA is still
absolutely merit-driven.”

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