The University of Lagos said a total of 17, 935 candidates of the 31,955 that sat for its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) recently, passed the screening exercise.
This is contained in a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Olagoke Oke in Lagos.
It would be recalled that 31,955 candidates who scored 200 marks and chose the university as their school of first choice participated at the recent 2015 JAMB-organised UTME.
The statement explained that 26, 732 of the candidates registered for the post UTME screening for admissions into University of Lagos for the 2015/2016 session.
The statement said that the screening which was carried out from Wednesday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 14 was successful.
“A total of 17,935 candidates passed the screening test with a minimum score of 40 per cent.
“To this respect, 309 candidates did not show up for the test while 118 candidates were disqualified for failure to follow the instructions for the Computer Based Test (CBT).
“A total of 393 results were initially withheld on suspicion of malpractice but on further scrutiny, 271 of these results have been confirmed as cases involving malpractice.
“We will continue to withhold them for further investigations, while the remaining 122 results have been released.
“The cut-off marks for admissions into the various programmes offered by the university have since been released on the university website,’’ the statement said.
The statement urged all candidates who participated in the examination to visit the university’s website www.unilag.edu.ng for the cut-off marks and individual scores.