By Elizabeth Uwandu
Lagos State University, LASU has denied the rumour making the round that the institution was set to admit 5,500 candidates for her first batch merit list of 2017/2018 academic year. A statement allegedly made by Mr Ademola Adekoya, the school Head of the Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, CIPPR.
Reacting to the allegation, Mr Adekoya in a release who urged the public to disregard the information, noted that the school will only admit 3,500 candidates.
The statement reads, “ The attention of the University Authority has again been drawn to the information making the rounds on the Social Media, purportedly quoting the Head of the Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations of the University as saying: “LASU Set to release 2017/2018 first batch merit admission list: claims to admit 5,500 Candidates out of 36,500”
The University Management wishes to state unequivocally that such information is false, baseless and unfounded.
For emphasis, Lagos State University will be admitting Three Thousand Five Hundred (3,500) candidates for the 2017/2018 Admission Exercise, across all programmes in the University.
Consequently, members of the University Community and the General Public are advised to disregard such information.
Recall that in a bid to ensure transparency and a merit-driven admission process, the University recently launched an Application to automate subsequent admission exercises in line with the directive from National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja thus cutting out undue interference from individuals in the admission process.
For emphasis, Lagos State University will admit ONLY 3,500 Candidates and not 5,500 as claimed.”