The National Universities Commission (NUC) has commended the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), for successfully carrying out the 2016/2017 Pre-Admission Screening Exercise for prospective students of the university.

Senior Information and Monitoring Officer of NUC, Mr. Mohammed Tanko, who represented NUC at the occasion, lauded members of staff of FUNAAB and other government functionaries that actively participated in the 2016/2017 Pre-Admission Screening Exercise for a job well done in terms of logistics, welfare, thoroughness and adherence to laid down procedures.

Tanko said his task was to monitor the screening exercise, to ensure that the university does not breach the directive of the Federal Government through the Minister of Education.

“So far, so good, the process has been smooth. I observed that the security arrangements were properly made. The traffic and strategy that were deployed by both the internal and external security personnel, the Department of State Services (DSS) officers, which I saw on ground and men of other sister-agencies, who participated in the screening, were very much commendable. The strategy of the decentralised screening centre (as adopted by FUNAAB) was commendable, as students were well taken care of while transportation was also commendable.”

He charged the University to keep to its admission quota. “We expect to have quality graduate output that would compete in private and public sectors within and outside the country. So, I advise that you adhere to NUC guidelines in the areas of admission quota, rules and regulations that would come from the government through the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said.

FUNAAB Vice-Chancellor, Prof Olusola Oyewole, who is also the President, Association of African Universities, said the screening was very important to ensure that only responsible and qualified students, who would add value to the quality of the educational system, were admitted.

Speaking on the resumption date for returning the students, the Vice-Chancellor said university Senate would announce a date once it studied the report of the committee set up to investigate the recent students’ unrest.

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