13 October 2017
By Ugonnabo Ngwu
No fewer than 33,000 candidates seeking admission into the Lagos State University, LASU, for the 2017/2018 academic session have been left in the cold, even after sitting for the institution’s post-UTME.
This was as the school said it could only admit 3,500 students out of the 36,500 seeking admission into the institution, leaving a shortfall of 33,000 which the institution invariably shut its doors against.
In a statement on Thursday, LASU’s Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Adekoya Martins, stated that 36,500 candidates applied for admission in LASU for the academic session.
He however described as false, purported information on some social media platforms that LASU was set to admit 5,500 out of 36,500 candidates.
“The university management wishes to state unequivocally that such information is false, baseless and unfounded. Consequently, members of the university community and the general public are advised to disregard such information,” he said.
Martins stated that in a bid to ensure transparency and merit-driven admission process, the institution recently launched an application to automate subsequent admissions in line with a directive from the National Universities Commission, NUC.
He explained that the application would cut out undue interference from individuals in the institution’s admission process.