UNILAG to admit 8,000 candidates out of 32, 000.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahamon Bello, has revealed that 8,000 out of 32,000 applicants will gain admission into the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session.
He said that although the 32,000 applicants scored above 200 marks in the Unified Tertiary matriculation examination (UTME), the institution would not admit more than 8,000.
“We know what goes on in our public examinations. That is why we insist on candidates undertaking our post UTME and scoring at least 40 per cent,’’ he added.
“We admit the best so that we can produce the best,’’ he said.
In its intensified effort to promote excellence, Bello revealed that the university produced 103 professors in the past five years, representing about 20 per cent of the 292 professors it had produced in its 55 years of existence.
“They just don’t come and get them; the process of becoming a professor in Unilag is very tedious. We have peer review from inside and outside and we have interview internally, so that at the end, you know why you are promoted or why you are not,’’ he said.
Bello is succeeded by Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics).
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