Thorough screening process will throw up best candidates, says VC
Vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Prof Joseph Fuwape has posited that the screening process by tertiary institutions was imperative to select the best among candidates jostling for few available spaces.
Fuwape explained that the aptitude test is designed to evaluate the competence and critical reasoning skills of candidates and to ascertain their level of intelligence.
The Vice-Chancellor said over 22,000 candidates applied to FUTA, with 13,500 meeting the requirements that qualified them for the institution’s ongoing screening exercise.
He said FUTA’s carrying capacity of 3,500 necessitated the competitive selection process, which is designed to ensure the admission of students based strictly on merit.
Corroborating the vice chancellor, the Chairman of the University’s Admissions Committee, Prof Olatunde Arayela, noted that in line with extant tradition, the admission process would be merit driven with the adoption of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Central Admission Process System (CAPS) paradigm.
He said each programme will have its own cut off mark, which will be determined by its carrying capacity, and only those who meet the cut-off point will be offered admission.
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