How Candidates May Be Screened For The 2016/2017 OAU Admissions
On June 28, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) held a meeting with various varsities on modalities of screening candidates ...
OAU Peeps News Agency brings to you what you need to know as it relates to Obafemi Awolowo University.
This year, admission quota for UTME candidates and Direct Entry (DE) students will be at ratio 90:10. This means if OAU will be admitting a maximum of 6,000 candidates this year, 5,400 of them will be UTME candidates and the remaining 600 will be DE candidates.
Note, there will be no Post-UTME this year and candidates seeking admission into OAU are not required to come to the campus for screening. OAU Peeps learnt that candidates will be solely recommended for admission by JAMB and the only criterion will be the candidate’s UTME score. Chances of admission may also be influenced by the State from which the candidate comes should he or she fail to meet up with the merit quota.
This year, the quota system is as follows;
Merit – 45%
Catchment area – 35%
Educationally Less Disadvantaged States (ELDS) – 20%
Before explaining what the above means, note that OAU has 6 catchment area states including; Ekiti, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Oyo and Lagos. ELDS peculiar to OAU include Kogi, Kwara, Rivers, Edo, Benue and other states.
The quota system works this way. Let’s assume the Department of Medicine and Surgery will admit the maximum of 100 candidates. This means:
The total number of those that will be admitted using the merit quota will be 45/100 x maximum number of candidates the department will admit (in this case, 100) = 45 candidates.
For the catchment area state, it will be 35/100 x maximum number of candidates the department will admit (in this case, 100) = 35 candidates.
Using similar method above, 20 candidates will be admitted by ELDS quota.
How will the candidates be selected?
Like we stated earlier, admission is expected to be strictly by UTME scores. Candidates for various departments are arranged in a decreasing order based on their UTME score. For example, if 6 candidates apply to study English with the following scores; Tunde – 260, Kemi – 201, Idowu – 222, Bukola – 213, Abdullahi – 200 and Emmanuel – 302. They will be ranked as follows;
Emmanuel – 302
Tunde – 260
Idowu – 222
Bukola – 213
Kemi – 201
Abdullahi – 200
Then, the merit quota system is applied first. In that order, if we are to consider the previous example, the first 45 students are admitted automatically for Medicine. Then the rest are now ranked again in the same decreasing order but now based on the catchment area states.
Then using the 35% quota, each of the six states will have about 5.83%. This means the number of candidates to be admitted here will be shared equally. Still using Medicine where 35 people will be admitted, it will now be 6 candidates per state but the last state will only have 5 admitted since the quota is not up to 36. The 6 admitted candidates per state will be those with the highest UTME scores for that particular department after the merit people have been admitted.
Using the same logic, the ELDS with 20 candidate spaces will be selected.
After this, those admitted will now proceed for screening presenting their O’level results and other documents for verification.
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Read what the Registrar, Mr Dotun Awoyemi told OAU Peeps about the proposed model For 2016 Admissions.