The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has fixed February 15 to February 23, 2021, for its non-physical post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test.
This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, during an interview with NAN on Sunday in Lagos State.
The VC appealed to public-spirited Nigerians to assist indigent candidates to get tablets, as the university gets set for the test.
He stated that the post-UTME will be done online due to the rising cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
According to Ogundipe, over 50,000 candidates applied for admission into the university in the 2020/2021 academic session, with about 22,000 scoring 200 marks and above.
He said: “We are to conduct our post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) test on February 15 to February 23; that is, it will run for about nine days.
”This examination is going to be e-examination such that wherever the candidates are, they do not need to come to campus. It is simple and convenient.
”We looked at the issue of indigent candidates, we then decided to see how we can carry them along.
“Right now, we have started talking to some friends of the university and alumni to see how we can get tablets that we can give them.
”We have got the number of these indigent candidates registered for the Post-UTME test, and they are above 200.”
Source: Naija News