Authorities of the University of Ibadan yesterday gave provisional admission to 3,700 out of the 19,268 candidates who sat for the institution’s last weekend Post-UTME examination just as it awarded the five highest scoring candidates scholarships.
Making the announcement on the development which is already on the university website, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Folorunsho Adewole, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Emilolorun Aiyelari, at the Senate Chamber of the University yesterday, said the best five candidates who scored 80 and above in the examination have been awarded scholarships.
According to the breakdown of the result, 5,292 candidates who scored above 50 per cent in the screening examination would not be able to secure admission to the University in spite of their sterling performance. This is because the admission quota for the university is 3,700.
For the 2015 calendar, 23,000 applied through their Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result; 22,800 were invited for the Post-UTME out of which the 8,992 sat for the examination. Of the five best students that were given automatic scholarship were three males and two females.
They are; Adetunji Abdulrahman Adebowale who scored 86. He got admission to read Law. Amaji Obinna Charles also scored 86 marks and secured admission to read Medicine and Surgery, while Adebiyi Tijesunimi Toluwalogo who scored 85 to secured admission to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering.