The Chairman, University of Ilorin ( UNILORIN ) Admissions Committee, Prof. O. T. Mustapha, has told candidates seeking admission into the university that its management was addressing the delay in the release of the 2017/2018 admission list.
Mustapha’s appeal for calm was reported by the UNILORIN Bulletin following anxiety caused by the delay in concluding the admission exercise.
He said though the university had completed the selection process, the admission list was being delayed by the newly-introduced Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
“As far as the university admission is concerned, at the university level, we are already through with the short-listing. But the new system introduced by JAMB requires that when you are through with admissions, instead of going to Abuja to mark the admitted candidates manually, you have to do it electronically. This time around, we tried as much as possible to do that, but we have encountered some challenges with internet services, particularly when we tried to upload the list of our admitted candidates, which is very bulky.
“They will have to be calm. Nobody is trying to jeopardize the process. It is just a small problem and I don’t think that it is insurmountable. We will definitely overcome it. We are just worried about its effect on the academic calendar. So, we are working round the clock to correct this. We are concerned. We are trying our best. We have not been folding our arms. In fact, we are thinking of moving to another location where the strength of the internet facility would be enhanced.”
Mustapha complained that the low capacity of the university’s internet facilities was caused by external providers.
“Once we have enhanced internet facilities, and if probably, JAMB can strengthen its own bandwidth, I think the problem will stop,” he said.