The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has recently disclosed that due to the resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the increasing infections amongst youths in the country, all academic activities of the university including examinations and Post UTME will be held online.
According to him, “We are to conduct our post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) test on February 15 to February 23; that is, it will run for about nine days.”
It is the first time that we are conducting this type of examination, and it is such that these candidates must have their laptops with cameras.
”If they do not have a camera attached to their laptops, they will not be allowed to participate in the examination.
He also mentioned that the university has already commenced talks with some friends of the university and alumni to see how the university can get tablets for indigent candidates.
He appealed to public-spirited Nigerians to assist indigent candidates to get tablets, as the university gets set for non-physical Post-UTME tests.
Prof Ogundipe said the candidates would need the tablets not just for the purpose of the post-UTME test but also to facilitate other e-learning processes.
Prof Ogundipe also disclosed that the university had collapsed 2020/2021 academic session with 2021/2022 academic session.
“It is going to affect our admission number, because it means we have to admit two streams, except if JAMB is not conducting its examination this year.”