The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka has disclosed that out of 53,513 candidates that applied for admission into the school for 2017/2018 academic session, only 3,514 candidates were admitted.
Olayinka stated this on Friday at the matriculation ceremony of the new students saying, “The success rate for admission here is only 6.6 percent. In other words, only one out of every 15 of our UTME candidates eventually secured admission. To that extent you are privileged. Your hard work has finally paid off”.
The Vice Chancellor added that out of 2,659 direct entry applicants, only 446 representing 16.8 percent candidates were able to secure admission.
Urging the new student to take their study very seriously, Olayinka said, “As you are probably aware of, out of the total of 2,998 students who were in the 100 level last session, 328 representing 10.9 percent were advised to withdraw from this University. That one out of every nine students in that cohort was asked to withdraw was easily the worst performance recorded here in the last 12 years. We pray that your set will perform much better that the students in that cohort who did not take any POST-UTME before they were admitted. The pass mark in any of your courses is 45 percent as against 40 percent up till the 2015/2016 session. Moreover, you need to pass a minimum of 24 units at the end of the 100 level as against a minimum of 20 units hitherto. Some programmes such as those in the College of Medicine, Technology and Veterinary Medicine even require much higher threshold to retain your studentship. In other words, the standard is rising and you are, therefore, expected to work diligently and consistently throughout the session”.