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2017/2018 FUTMINNA Admission Screening Exercise Will Still Hold- Says DVC

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Chairman,
University Pre-Admission Screening Exercise (UPASE),
Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Oluwole
Olakanmi Morenikeji has reiterated the institution’s
preparedness to go ahead with the 2017/2018 pre-
admission exercise despite the strike action embarked upon
by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and
the non-academic staff of the University. The don
disclosed this during an exclusive interview with Campus
News in his office at the Senate Building, Main Campus
on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to appraise the level
of preparations ahead of the forthcoming screening
Prof. Morenikeji stated that the University Management
has concluded all logistical arrangements needed to conduct
another hitch-free screening exercise that has been the
tradition of the institution while expressing optimism that
the on-going strike action would not affect the exercise.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) disclosed that the
University would employ the services of corps members
who are serving in the institution to conduct the exercise
and other people who have agreed to assist the University
during the exercise, adding that since the examination is
computer based, there would be no need for many
“Those who are willing to assist us to conduct the
exercise will be contracted and they will be paid for the
job. So, I do not see any problem why the screening
exercise will not hold as scheduled”, the DVC (Academic)
The Chairman UPASE, said the corps members have been
trained on the procedures for the screening exercise while
revealing that the University is expecting 10, 000
candidates for the exercise and that over 7, 000
candidates have concluded their registrations as at
Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He further maintained
that the deadline for registration for the screening exercise
remains 12 midnight of September 15, 2017 as advertised
by the University and that failure to register for the
exercise online before the schedule time would amount to
On the facilities on ground for the exercise, the Professor
of Urban and Regional Planning said the University has
increased the number of computers at the Electronic Test
Centre from 400 computers to 800 computers so that
the exercise would only take four batches per day instead
of eight batches that was used last year.
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