Saturday, 8 August 2015

OAU Post-UTME: DE Candidates Surprised With Current Affairs Questions

By Adetula David

Over 27,000 candidates cutting across secondary school leavers and Direct Entry students who had applied to Obafemi Awolowo University for admission wrote today’s Post-UTME at various centres in the institution.

Many of the Direct Entry (DE) candidates that were tested for the first time via written examination have however expressed surprises with Current Affairs questions they were tested on. Many of them before now thought they would be tested on subjects relating to their field of study but that was not the case. One of the DE candidates who spoke with OAU Peeps News Agency on the condition of anonymity lamented that he was caught unaware as he was not prepared for what he met.

“I was not expecting Current Affairs questions. I was shocked when I saw questions on government, politics and the rest. As a DE student seeking admission into the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, I was prepared to answer questions from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics but got a big surprise instead”.

Another candidate who spoke with us expressed displeasure at the method adopted by OAU this year to screen DE students stating that they were just made to buy forms and write the examination unnecessarily.

“Things are just changing when it gets to my time. How can OAU suddenly wake up overnight and start Post-UTME for DE students. I think OAU only needs money and that is why they have made us to write this exam. Funny enough, we were not tested based on what we know.” Another Direct Entry candidate said.

In this year's Post-UTME, Direct Entry students were tested in two (2) sections, one was on Use of English and the other on Current Affairs.

In what seems to be a contrasting opinion, the secondary school leavers expressed satisfaction at the conduct of the examination. Many of them were optimistic that they will score good marks that will be sufficient for them to gain admission. However, some of these candidates complained of time insufficiency as they could not finish up.

The result of the Post-UTME is expected to be released and accessible on the school portal within 24 hours after the conduct of the examination.

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