University of Ibadan, UI Admission Statistics For 2017/2018 Academic Session

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University of Ibadan, UI Admission Statistics For The 2017/2018 Academic Session | 53,513  made the University of Ibadan their first choice and scored a minimum of 120, From the Science-based disciplines, we had (16,124) while the humanity-based disciplines had  (10.445). The total number of candidates for the post-UTME screening was (26, 769).

At the end of the successful POST-UTME screening exercise, five thousand, three hundred and ninety seven (5.397) candidates in the science-based disciplines obtained 50% and above while three thousand, eight hundred and seventy one (3.871) in the humanity-based disciplines obtained 50% and above.

University of Ibadan, UI Admission Statistics

It is indeed another happy moment for me to welcome you all our fresh students to Nigeria’s Premier University, the University of Ibadan. I join all well-wishers to welcome you and to congratulate you on your success in gaining admission into one of the best universities in Africa. I have no doubt that you must have become the toast of all eyes in your neighbourhood having been offered admission to the Great U.I.

 

Some 41 years ago, I too was privileged to have been admitted into this highly rated University. I was exceedingly elated, greatly delighted and passionately prepared for the intellectual rigour that lay ahead as a student of Geology in the Faculty of Science of this University. And to the glory of God things have never remained the same for me. My parents taught me the virtues of hard work, honesty and diligence at a very early age and these have stood me in good stead. I believe your individual experiences must have even been more exciting than mine.

 

Admission Statistics

 

As I congratulate you I would wish to remind you that you have just attained an uncommon feat, having been admitted into this institution of global reckoning. You must count yourselves very lucky, in the sense that you are part of the select few to have scaled the fiercely competitive U.I. admission process.  I also congratulate your parents and guardians for your achievements thus far.

 

May I provide you with some relevant admission statistics here:

 

There were a total of fifty three thousand, five hundred and thirteen Unified Tertiary Matriculation –UTME- candidates (53,513) who made the University of Ibadan their first choice and who scored a minimum of 120 marks out of a maximum of 400 marks, during the 2017/2018 session admission exercise.

 

Going by our tradition, the first step was to screen out those candidates with less than 200 marks. From the Science-based disciplines, we had sixteen thousand, one hundred and twenty four (16,124) while the humanity-based disciplines had ten thousand, four hundred and forty five (10.445). The total number of candidates for the post-UTME screening was twenty six thousand, seven hundred and sixty nine (26, 769).

 

At the end of the successful POST-UTME screening exercise, five thousand, three hundred and ninety seven (5.397) candidates in the science-based disciplines obtained 50% and above while three thousand, eight hundred and seventy one (3.871) in the humanity-based disciplines obtained 50% and above.

 

The four candidates with the best grades in our post-UTME screening; were from Medicine and Law (with a joint score of 86%) and Technology and Medical Laboratory Science (with a joint score of 84%).

 

Our system of screening was rigorous and we are very proud of it because we firmly believe that if it is from Ibadan it must be of outstanding quality. Some of the candidates who were not satisfied with the scores they obtained at the POST-UTME Screening requested for a re-assessment. All the 26 candidates who paid the mandatory reassessment fees were reevaluated. It was observed that there was no deviation from the original grades returned by the system, thus proving our internal mechanism to be highly reliable.

 

The normal admission meetings at the Faculties were conducted before the strike action commencement of the three non-teaching staff unions in November 2017. Hence, all candidates on the first choice were recommended on merit. There was a change of operation in the 2017/2018 admissions; no university can admit a candidate . We can only propose to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) after stating our criteria on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) of the JAMB, who will in turn contact candidates to accept or decline the offer. When candidates have accepted, they are then offered admission on the basis of our criteria.

 

As at the end of the 2017/2018 admission exercise, three thousand, five hundred and fourteen (3,514) UTME candidates were offered admission.

 

From the above, the success rate for admission here is only 6.6%. In other words, only one out of every 15 of our UTME candidates eventually secured admission. To that extent you are privileged. Your hard work has finally paid off.

 

On the other hand, there were two thousand, six hundred and fifty nine (2,659), direct entry applicants out of which four hundred and forty six (446) candidates were able to secure admission. This represents a success rate of 16.8%.

 

Those candidates who participated in the Post UTME but failed to secure admission were not recommended for admission for various reasons which include, poor performance at the Post UTME, wrong subject combination (at either UTME or SSCE/NECO) and the admission quota for each course of study based on our carrying capacity.  It is heartwarming and significant to note that all the candidates we recommended to JAMB were accepted for admission.

 

I am persuaded of the very high quality of our intakes, on account of the rigorous and transparent admission process. It is much easier for the camel to pass through the eye of the needle than for a UTME applicant to secure admission into this institution. We make bold to state here that our admission is easily the most competitive among all the universities in the Nigerian University System.

 

With these statistics, I guess by now you would have become conscious of how bright and lucky you must have been. In other words, to have been qualified for admission into this University, you must have been found academically sound indeed, because for all I know, there is no short cut to getting admitted into this University.

 

A summary of the number of candidates admitted into the various undergraduate programmes for the 2017/2018 session is presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Admission Statistics of Undergraduate Candidates Admitted into the University of Ibadan during the 2017/2018 Session. Through Direct Entry (DE) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

 

FACULTY / ProgrammesDEUTMETOTAL
AGRICULTURE61180241
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS94453
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT152742
AGRONOMY133649
ANIMAL SCIENCE143751
CROP PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY103646
ARTS40580620
ANTHROPOLOGY 3030
ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE336
ARCHAEOLOGY 3838
CLASSICAL STUDIES 4444
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE ARTS65359
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE75764
FRENCH31821
GERMAN 2222
HISTORY 4343
ISLAMIC STUDIES51823
LINGUISTICS34245
MUSIC22325
PHILOSOPHY46165
RELIGIOUS STUDIES24143
RUSSIAN 1111
THEATRE ARTS35053
YORUBA22628
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE46535581
BIOCHEMISTRY47781
BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE45155
DENTISTRY33538
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE 2626
HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS65763
MEDICINE AND SURGERY14145159
NURSING SCIENCE73744
PHYSIOLOGY37275
PHYSIOTERAPHY53540
EDUCATION94597691
ADULT EDUCATION66874
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION13233
EDU/BIO 44
EDU/CHE71118
EDU/CLA 1010
EDU/ECO51116
EDU/ENG21214
EDU/FRE 88
EDU/GEO5510
EDU/HIS32225
EDU/IRS3912
EDU/MAT41923
EDU/PHY8412
EDU/POS41721
EDU/RES22325
EDU/YOR21618
EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT136881
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING77178
HEALTH EDUCATION23840
HUMAN KINETICS24345
LIBRARY, ARCHIVAL AND INFORMATION STUDIES75663
SPECIAL EDUCATION115061
LAW18147165
LAW18147165
RENEWABLE AND NATURAL RESOURCES52126178
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT144054
FOREST PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTS143347
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FOREST142135
WILDLIFE AND ECOTOURISM MANAGEMENT103242
SCIENCE50581631
ANTHROPOLOGY 77
ARCHAEOLOGY 1919
BOTANY14647
CHEMISTRY36871
COMPUTER SCIENCE135669
GEOGRAPHY11718
GEOLOGY54752
INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY 3333
MATHEMATICS66773
MICROBIOLOGY44852
PHYSICS45963
STATISTICS135568
ZOOLOGY 5959
TECHNOLOGY55321376
AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING74047
CIVIL ENGINEERING74148
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING74552
FOOD TECHNOLOGY164359
INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING53843
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING75057
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING43539
WOOD PRODUCTS ENGINEERING22931
THE SOCIAL SCIENCES21357378
ECONOMICS47175
GEOGRAPHY 7878
POLITICAL SCIENCE76976
PSYCHOLOGY26264
SOCIOLOGY87785
VETERINARY MEDICINE99099
VETERINARY MEDICINE99099
Grand Total4463,5143960

 

 

As you are probably aware of, out of the total of 2,998 students who were in the 100 level last session, 328 of them (representing 10.9%) were advised to withdraw from this University. That one out of every nine students in that cohort was asked to withdraw was easily the worst performance recorded here in the last 12 years. We pray that your set will perform much better that the students in that cohort who did not take any POST-UTME before they were admitted. The pass mark in any of your courses is 45% as against 40% up till the 2015/2016 session. Moreover, you need to pass a minimum of 24 units at the end of the 100 level as against a minimum of 20 units hitherto. Some programmes such as those in the College of Medicine, Technology and Veterinary Medicine even require much higher threshold to retain your studentship. In other words, the standard is rising and you are, therefore, expected to work diligently and consistently throughout the session.

It is our prayer that, at the end of your first year of study, none of you will be asked to withdraw from the University.

 

REVIEW OF GRADING SYSTEM IN NIGERIA IN UNIVERSITIES

The Senate of the University of Ibadan, at its meeting of 18 July, 2016 approved the new Grading System and Minimum Units to be registered for and passed by students at each level of study, as well as change in status of General Studies Courses.  A Comparison between the old and the new regulations is shown in the Table 2.

Table 2: Comparison of the Old and New Regulations

ItemOld RegulationNew Regulations
–      Minimum pass mark in a course40%45%
–      Minimum number of Units to pass after first year to remain in the University2024
–      Minimum number of Units to pass at the end of the second year to remain in the University4548

 

–      Minimum number of Units to pass at the end of third year to remain in the University7072

 

 

The University of Ibadan, in compliance with an extant regulation of the National Universities Commission (NUC) has introduced a new grading system starting with the intakes of 2016/2017 session.  The kernel of the new grading system is as follows in Table 3:

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3: Grading of Scores and Grade Point Calculation

 (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Credit UnitsPercentage ScoresLetter GradesGrade Point (GP)Grade Point Average (GPA)Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
Vary according to contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester and according to student workload70-100

 

 

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4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 60-69

 

 

 

B3Derived by multiplying (i) and (iv) and dividing by total Credit UnitsDerived by multiplying (i) and (iv) and dividing by total Credit Units for Courses registered till date
 50-59C2  
 45-49D1  
 0 – 44E0  

 

 

 

 

Table 4 shows the degree classification based on CGPA.

 

Table 4 Degree classification based on CGPA

CUMMULATIVE GRADE POINTCLASS OF DEGREEE
–      3.5 -4.00First
–      3.0-3.49Second Class (Upper)
–      2.0-2.99Second Class )Lower)
–      1.0-1.99Third Class
–      <1.0Fail

 

In the meantime, the National Universities Commission has abolished the pass Degree from the grading and classification of degrees.  The minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) required by a student for graduation is now 1.0.

 

This common grading system will surely facilitate inter-University credit transfer and students’ mobility, both within and outside the country.  The review will not only facilitate curriculum design within the University, it will also foster inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary collaboration. It will equally minimize duplication, thereby enhancing understanding, by the outside world, of the grading system in Nigeria Universities for the purpose of engaging Nigerian University graduates.

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