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COVID-19: UNILAG To Conduct Non-Physical POST-UTME Test – Management

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UNILAG Campus Gate

The management of university of Lagos(UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos state has disclosed that it would adopt Non-Physical test for its POST-UTME amidst second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who revealed this to Journalists in Lagos noted that candidates would need Tablets to participate in the test.

He urged philanthropist in the country to kindly assist the indigent candidates in the provision of the tablets.

The management had earlier announced the resumption of academic activities for students, however insists that all academic activities would be done virtually as a result of increase in coronavirus cases in the state and the country at large.

Speaking with Journalists, Ogundipe stated that the POST-UTME exam will begin on Feb 15 and end by Feb 23rd, 2021.

He said the process of the non-physical test is easy and convenient, stressing that the institution is making plans to provide tablets to about 200 indigent candidates.

He noted that candidates would not only  need tablets for the purpose of the POST-UTME exam but also to improve and facilitate other virtual classes.

Addressing News reporters on statistics of how JAMB candidates choose UNILAG, the Vice Chancellor said about 50,000 applicants choose UNILAG as thier first choice during UTME registration of which only about 22,000 score 200 and above.

He also warned all candidates wishing to participate in the upcoming POST-UTME exam that their laptops must attached with cameras otherwise they would not be allowed to participate in the test.

Ogundipe also revealed the institution plans to join 2020/2021 academic session with 2021/2022 academic session, adding that it would admits Students in two streams, provided that JAMB still conduct it’s examination this year.

Speaking about the resumption of academic activities for Students, Ogundipe said the institution could not afford to bring back students to campus over the rising case of COVID-19 in the country.

He added that the university will find it difficult to flatten the curve or curb the spread perhaps if COVID-19 outbreak occurred inside the campus.