Authorities of the Federal University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, Ogun State, say that they can only admit 3, 800
out of the 17,334 candidates that applied to study in the
institution for the 20167/2017 academic session.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Oluyemisi
Eromosele, stated this during the pre-screening admission
exercise conducted by the university for its prospective
Eromosele, who is the Chief Coordinating Officer for the
exercise, noted that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination and Direct Entry candidates would be offered
admission to the 10 colleges in the university.
The National Universities Commission, she added, approved
the number for the university.
The DVC added, “We are also hoping that there will be a
supplementary admission later on in the month while
shortlisted candidates would equally be screened.”
Eromosele, who commended stakeholders that participated
in the exercise, said the university respected the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board’s requirements.
She added, “We ensured that the 45 per cent of the
candidates was on merit, 35 per cent was on catchment,
while 20 per cent was on educationally-less disadvantaged
states quota, in order to ensure that all the states in the
federation were captured, for those candidates that applied
to this university.”
On the criteria for inviting candidates for the screening,
Eromosele said, “We used the composite scores of 50 per
cent of their school certificate results and 50 per cent of
their JAMB scores.