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Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Admits 5,501 Out Of 79,809 Applicants

While a lot of reactions are still trailing the shocking statistics revealed by the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board, JAMB that out of the 1,735,720 candidates that applied for JAMB UTME for 2013, only 520,000 would be admitted into tertiary institutions, leaving the bulk of over 1.2 million without admission this year, w hare beginning to see how the figures add up as the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) revealed that the institution admit only 5,501 of 79,809 candidates.

Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife revealed that the institution admit only 5,501 of 79,809 candidates who made OAU their choice in the 2012 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

OAU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tale Omole, disclosed this during the 51st matriculation ceremony for the new students at the institution’s campus, Ile-Ife Osun State on Tuesday, 30th April, 2013 .

Professor Omole described the new students as “champions and victors who,like the proverbial camel, passed through the eyes of the needle.”

According to the VC, “out of the 79, 809 candidates that made OAU their choice, only 39, 632 candidates was able to pass the UTME examination and out of these, only 5, 501 passed the post-UTME and eventually got admitted.

This is about 12.5 per cent of those who sat for the post-UTME”.

The VC advised the new students to refrain from any act that is capable of extending their stay in the university beyond the normal duration of their different courses.”The oath is sacrosanct and warned that this could be used against any erring student if he or she violates rules and regulations of the university during the course of their studies.”

The VC specifically appealed to the students to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters through dialogue and shun any violent demonstration or confrontation with the authority.

Professor Tale Omole, advice the matriculating students to be loyal and true to the OAU matriculation oath of obedience and respect to the Leadership of the Institution that offered them admission.

He also encouraged the newly admitted students to work hard and shun cultism, indecent dressing, examination misconduct and truancy, adding that the university body would not condone those vices.

He, therefore, called on the students to be good ambassadors of their respective families, localities and states. He explained that OAU is just like an incubating stage of leadership preparing the students for the mission ahead.

The Vice Chancellor of OAU advice the parents to take special interests in the activities of their wards.
“They should seek to see your programme charts and must not abandon you to us alone,” he concluded.

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