University of Ibadan can only admit 3000 out of 30,000 qualified applicants

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Applicants now need more than cutoff mark to gain admission into University of Ibadan

Getting cutoff marks and O’Level A’s are not enough to gain admission into the University of Ibadan considering the fact that the institution’s Vice Chancellor has announced that even though about 30,000 applicants scored above the required cutoff mark, the institution could only admit about 3,000 – just 10%

Prof Idowu Olayinka said more than 29,000 candidates scored 200 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and chose the premier university but only 3,000 will be offered admission into the institution. Explaining why the institution could not admit more students, Olayinka disclosed that University of Ibadan has limited funding, infrastructure deficit, student-lecturer ratio and limitation of Hostel accommodation.

He disclosed this while speaking on “Challenges of Building a World Class University” at the 68th Interdisciplinary Research Discourse of the Postgraduate school under the Deanship of Professor Adeyinka Aderinto.

According to him, Nigerian government must decide if it wants her universities to be globally competitive or not by adequately funding research and fixing infrastructural deficits bedeviling them. He said inadequate teaching and research facilities, problem of attracting and retaining top-class faculty, poor funding, overstretched infrastructure, inconsistent policy of education, inadequate suitable staff, and government attitude to education are limiting the global competitiveness of the country’s premier Ivory Tower.

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