The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Idowu Olayinka has disclosed that only 3,000 candidates out of the over 29,000 who scored 200 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and chose the university as their choice will gain admission n to the University this year.

He disclosed while speaking on the topic, “Challenges of Building a World Class University” at the 68th Interdisciplinary Research Discourse of the Postgraduate school.




He lamented that poor funding, infrastructure deficit, student-lecturer ratio and limitation of Hostel accommodation would not allow the University go beyond its present carrying capacity.

He called on the Nigerian Government to adequately fund universities and fix the infrastructural deficits if it wants her universities to be globally competitive.



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