The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has disclosed that in the face of the resurgence of COVID-19, all academic activities of the institution, including Post-UTME screening and other examinations, will be online.
Prof. Ogundipe disclosed this during an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Sunday.
According to him, “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. Candidates are also advised to get the official UNILAG Post-UTME Past questions and Answers. This will help you prepare adequately for the screening exercise. CLICK HERE now to get yours.
He mentioned that the university has already commenced talks with some friends of the university and alumni to see how the university can get tablets for indigent candidates.
He appealed to public-spirited Nigerians to assist indigent candidates to get tablets, as the university gets set for non-physical post-UTME tests.
Mr Ogundipe said the candidates would need the tablets not just for the purpose of the post-UTME test but also to facilitate other e-learning processes.
He said that 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.
According to him, 21,955 candidates have so far paid for the conduct of the Post-UTME test.
”It is the first time that we are conducting this type of examination, and it is such that these candidates must have their laptops with cameras.
”If they do not have a camera attached to their laptops, they will not be allowed to participate in the examination.
”We expect the results to come out within one week after the conduct of the examination,” he said.
Ogundipe also disclosed that the university had collapsed 2020/2021 academic session with 2021/2022 academic session.
“It is going to affect our admission number, because it means we have to admit two streams, except if JAMB is not conducting its examination this year.