It was gathered that the Lagos State University, LASU, says its admissions merit list for the 2016/2017 academic session will be released in the next few days by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Acting Head, LASU’s Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Adekoya Martins, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.
Mr. Martins said the number of students to be offered admission on the merit list could not be ascertained by the university because it was being handled by JAMB.
He said the university had sent a list of the successful candidates for the first batch of its admission screening to JAMB for approval.
“Information reaching me from the admission office is that JAMB will release the merit list this week, but the number of the admitted students is undisclosed.
“We cannot actually determine the number of students that JAMB will approve for us in the first batch from the list that was sent to the board by the university,’’ he said.
According to him, the screening form for the second list will be out as soon as the merit list candidates are released.
He said that only candidates that choose the university as second choice could purchase the form.
Mr. Martins said sequel to the exercise for the screening of the second list candidates, a supplementary list would also be released.
LASU had adopted online screening of candidates for admission for the 2016/2017 academic session.
The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said that only candidates who chose LASU would be screened online.
Mr. Fagbohun, a professor, said that an online application portal had already been designed for the candidates to upload their results, certificates and other relevant data.
“The university will go online and shortlist the credentials of successful candidates, who chose LASU as their first choice for onward transmission to JAMB,’’ he said.