The Federal University of Technology, Akure says its admission for 2017/2018 academic session will be based on merit.

The school disclosed that it will only admit 3,500 out of the 13,500 candidates that wrote the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination in the institution.

Prof. Olatunde Arayela, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Chairman, University Admissions Committee, said this on Monday while speaking on the ongoing Post-UTME Screening Exercise which took place on the campus of the institution from October 5 to 10, 2017.

According to the don, “ A total number of 13,500 candidates registered for the screening while the University Senate had decided that it will admit only 3,500 candidates for the academic session.”

Arayela added, “The university under the leadership of Professor Joseph Fuwape has put in place all necessary measures to ensure efficient and hitch-free screening exercise.”

“Each programme will have its own cut off mark which will be determined by its carrying capacity and only those who meet the cut-off point will be offered admission.”

Professor Arayela disclosed that a Central Admission Process System was introduced to ensure that only qualified candidates are given admission based on merit during the policy meeting organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board involving all heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria and their registrar.

Speaking on the National Universities Commission’s decision to stop admission into management courses for federal universities of technology and agriculture in Nigeria, the don explained that the affected students had been duly notified of the development.

“A committee has been set up by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors to look into the issue,” he explained.

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