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Why we didn’t give admission to candidate who scored 326 in JAMB – UNILAG

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has explained why it did not admit an admission candidate of the university who had scored 326 in JAMB.

A female candidate who did not mention her name had gone viral on social media after claiming that the University deliberately denied her admission even though she had scored 326 marks in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) and therefore called for help.

In a statement published by the university, the university said the applicant’s claim was untrue and explained what actually transpired and why the applicant was not given admission. The University said it was simply because she failed to upload her secondary school certificate result on the JAMB CAPS before a stipulated deadline.

The University said details as regards its admission process, requirements, guidelines and timelines are all stated and widely publicized as a guide for every applicant to follow.

The university said;

“But the applicant in question even though we got to know her identity through a back-end search of our database as she did not supply her details in her viral message, failed to upload her ‘OL’ result within the stipulated deadline for our 2022 admissions exercise,” the University said.

“So, while the University appreciates the plight of the applicant, it is unable to take any further action on this 2022 admission exercise.

“To this end, management wishes to assure candidates and the general public that the University remains committed to its hallmark of the transparent, credible, and open admission process,” the University stressed.

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