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UNIUYO VC warns parents on exam malpractices


Enefiok Essien

The Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Prof. Enefiok Essien, has warned parents against encouraging children to engage in malpractices.

The VC gave the admonition while speaking with journalists at the main campus of the institution.

He stressed that the university under his watch would not succumb to pressure or blackmail, or bend the rules for admission as prescribed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He dismissed the rumour that the school was not giving admission to deserving students.

He said: “UNIUYO is the most sought after in admission. So, we normally have quite a healthy number of candidates who apply and take us as their first choice. Regretfully, we don’t have the capacity to take much. The capacity to take certain number of students will depend on the quota given to you by the National University Commission (NUC). That is why, for instance, the quota we have for this session is 50 for Medicine, because Medicine is not only regulated by the NUC, but also by other professional bodies. The same applies to Law, Pharmacy and others.

“So, in such programmes, their quota is regulated and usually small, and yet you have high demand. Obviously many candidates will be unhappy for not succeeding. And once such happens, they bring out all kinds of stories. Cut-off points for Medicine was 298 for merit and 295 for catchment areas. JAMB admission is based on merit, catchment areas and educationally less-developed states.”

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