UNILORIN screens 16,920 candidates for admission


No fewer than 16,920 candidates out of 18,098 that registered for the 2023/2024 post-UTME screening exercise at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State were present at the screening held between last Monday (February 19, 2024) and last Friday (February 23, 2024).

The screening, which was computer-based, was held on the university campus.

Speaking on the exercise on Monday, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof Abayomi Omotesho, commended all the candidates for abiding by the examination rules throughout the exercise.

Omotesho noted that there were no recorded incidents of examination malpractice or impersonation during the exercise.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor explained that the test was officially completed last Thursday (February 22, 2024) while Friday, February 23, 2024, was for mop-up, to accommodate candidates who were unavoidably unable to sit the test within the previously scheduled dates.

When asked about the prompt daily release of results to candidates,  Omotesho attributed it to the vision of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Wahab Egbewole, SAN, to ensure that the university continues to conform with global best practices.

On when candidates could start checking their admission status, Omotesho assured them that the university would begin posting information on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) once the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board opens CAPS for the process.

He emphasised that any admission conducted outside CAPS remains illegal.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor warned candidates to beware of scammers and advised them to only use the University’s official platforms for information and communication.

Also speaking, the Director of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre, University of Ilorin, Professor Kamilu Rauf expressed his satisfaction with the fact that no technical issue was recorded throughout the examination period.

Rauf thanked the University management under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for the support offered towards the successful conduct of the examination.

The Director, who is a renowned Professor of Mathematics also commended the management of the University for ensuring strict compliance with examination guidelines at the CBT Centre by staff and students of the University.

He added that the Centre is also ready to conduct examinations for students of the School of Preliminary Studies from Thursday (February 29, 2024) to Friday (March 1, 2024), while examinations for the undergraduate students would begin on Monday (March 4, 2024) at the Centre.

Rauf assured that the Centre is also adequately prepared for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations to be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

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