Over 29,000 Candidates Jostle for UI’s 3,000 Admission Spaces


Only 3,000 candidates out of the over 29,000 who scored 200 and above in the 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and chose the University of Ibadan (UI) would be offered admission.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Idowu Olayinka, yesterday, disclosed that only 3,000 of over 29,000 candidates who scored 200 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and chose the institution would be offered admission.

The  Vice Chancellor disclosed this while speaking on the topic, “Challenges of Building a World Class University” at the 68th Interdisciplinary Research Discourse of the Postgraduate school.

Olayinka lamented that poor funding, infrastructure deficit, student-lecturer ratio and limitation of Hostel accommodation would not allow the University go beyond its present carrying capacity.

MSG Team.



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