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Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by ijustdey: 11:26am On Jan 13
Despite scoring an impressive 300 at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) last year, Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari was unable to gain admission into the University of Ilorin where she had hoped to study Common Law, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

Ms Yusuff-Awari, 17, also performed excellently at the UniIlorin’s post-UTME test where she scored 76 per cent; in the 2019 West African Examination Council (WASSCE), she emerged with seven distinctions and two credits.

The university’s cut-off marks for Common Law are 260 and 50 per cent for UTME and post-UTME respectively.

“Presently, my daughter is at home depressed and very disappointed in the educational system,” said Olaitan Yusuff-Awari, Firdaouz’s father.

Firdaouz’s plight came amidst an outrage across Nigeria after it emerged that a student, Goodness Shekwobyalo Thomas, was unable to gain admission into the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to study Medicine and Surgery despite scoring 302 in the UTME.

In their response, the JAMB blamed Ms Thomas for her inability to gain admission into ABU.

A closed portal

The UTME is a computer-based standardized examination administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.

According to Mr Yusuff-Awari, his daughter was unable to include Mathematics among the subjects she uploaded to the University of Ilorin portal because the West African Examinations Council delayed its release.

She uploaded eight subjects to the university portal while awaiting the release of her Mathematics.

Mathematics (at least a credit pass) is a requirement to study Law at the university.

“The WASSCE result was released on July 25 and the Mathematics was later released on August 31,” said Mr Yusuff-Awari, an indigene of Ojoku in Kwara State.

The university shut its portal on August 20.

“We uploaded the (full) result on JAMB portal and they sent us a copy that they’ve received it. When we tried sending it to University of Ilorin, their portal was closed,” he said.

Mr Yusuff-Awari said he went to the Computer Services and Information Technology Centre (COMSIT) at the university in September to inquire about the closure of the portal. The COMSIT is the ICT department of the university that uploads admission list and is in charge of opening and closure of the portal.

He said he was told that too many candidates applied to study at the institution and the number of candidates that had uploaded their results on the portal was more than the school could take.

“The people there advised me to change my daughter’s course to another that does not require Mathematics, but I said no.”

“The closure of the portal made eligible students unable to upload their results, no single candidate was able to use NECO result for Unilorin because NECO results were not yet out,” he said.

“When I went to the institution in December to inquire about the matter, they requested that the students should start attending lectures.”

“How would someone attend lectures when the person has not been given admission? Who will account for all the time wasted?”, Mr Olaitan asked.

“The school said they should start receiving lectures in case they open the portal so that they will not miss much,” he said.

Mr Olaitan said all attempts to seek clarification from JAMB and the University of Ilorin did not yield any result.

University reacts

The spokesperson of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, did not respond to PREMIUM TIMES’ requests for comments.

But Kunle Akogun, the UniIlorin Public Relations Officer, said the university is not to blame for the candidate’s failure to gain admission because her results were not uploaded before the portal was closed.

“If a candidate scored 400 and is unable to upload results at the regulated time, there is nothing anyone can do.

“Closing the portal was school regulation and students were required to upload their results before the closure of the portal.”

Mr Akogun declined to state if the university issued a notice to applicants about the closure of the portal.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/372296-another-nigerian-student-denied-university-admission-after-scoring-300-in-utme.html

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by TRIUMPHANT01(m): 3:10pm On Jan 13
Before anyone make any bad assertation about the educational system(even though we all know it is not something to write home about), please read the whole story again and again. Apparently, it wasn't the system that was at fault but him( his daughter), they weren't able to upload the REQUIRED subject(mathematics) before the portal was closed.

Sorry to say, our educational system is not a respecter of intelligence or scores, it is made for those with adequate information.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by iEatAnus: 3:10pm On Jan 13
ilb

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Perfecttouchade: 3:10pm On Jan 13
What is really happening to this country, educational sectors is being managed properly, health sector zero management and we are expecting a better Nigeria when these 2 are not well managed and sorted

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by pheranme9(m): 3:10pm On Jan 13
Okay

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by sunshineV(m): 3:10pm On Jan 13
To enter unilorin no hard. Just find any immam that's popular and find a lecturer that run admission process 50k now and 50k after the admission. I swear u will receive admission


NOTE: the immam Must have plenty beards oooo so they will respect him

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by ursullalinda(f): 3:10pm On Jan 13
Meanwhile somebody somewhere with 150 score is answering jambite.....It isn't easy to be a Nigerian living in Naija

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by ficons: 3:10pm On Jan 13
Why now

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by DTalented(m): 3:10pm On Jan 13
So they should be waiting for his result to be released before they can close the portal when thousands already have their results and have submitted? Was he the only one affected?
In UNN then, it was clearly stated that if you are offered admission while your O'level is not yet ready, you won't use it for clearance. Your WAEC or whatever result must be older and your admission.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by TRIUMPHANT01(m): 3:10pm On Jan 13
iyatrustee:
The blame should rest squarely on Waec and Neco. They took long in releasing last year's exam results.

That said, isnt there a way for universities to work with the estimated release date of the waec in their post Utme screening?

I totally agree with you. WAEC and NECO should be blamed for this.
And for the question, sadly, there hasn't been any effective way.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by GOFRONT(m): 3:11pm On Jan 13
Things have really gone abnormal in my country.......How can someone score 300 and she is denied admission into the university??

Well...In my country

* The higher you score, The higher your chances of denial...
* Snakes can now swallow N35million conveniently

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Maj196(m): 3:11pm On Jan 13
That's an old unilorin gate

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Hamilton1: 3:12pm On Jan 13
Afonja Universities nd denying Admissions is lik 5&6

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by MrNipplesLover(m): 3:12pm On Jan 13
when you are more intelligent than the lecturers (put together), how would you expect an admission?


grin grin


I pledge to Nigeria my country.


grin

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Richdad50(m): 3:12pm On Jan 13
sad

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Teerach: 3:12pm On Jan 13
What kind of educational system do we have in this country Why deny such a person who met the requirements? Schools should stop making futile the efforts of brilliant pupils who have defended their brilliance in not only Jamb but Post ume.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Risingblue008: 3:13pm On Jan 13
Those called old-school educationists r sadist I swear,why can't they give d admission to who so every merit it,why?

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by ABIOLAXYZ(m): 3:13pm On Jan 13
OP headline is misleading

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by OlujobaSamuel: 3:14pm On Jan 13
Everyone just do as they like, why permit awaiting results if you won't wait for them?

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Just2endowed2(m): 3:15pm On Jan 13
portal was closed na...she fail to present subject maths on time. so no one to be blame.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Najyin(m): 3:17pm On Jan 13
It's a shame the posters above didn't comment.

My advice is that if the admission process is still on, she can still be given admission. But if it is over, there is nothing anyone can do. Rules shouldn't be bent for individuals.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by tommykiwi(m): 3:17pm On Jan 13
The blame should be shifted to WAEC and not the institution.

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by realstars: 3:17pm On Jan 13
Lazy youth?

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by DexterousOne(m): 3:17pm On Jan 13
sunshineV:
To enter unilorin no hard. Just find any immam that's popular and find a lecturer that run admission process 50k now and 50k after the admission. I swear u will receive admission


NOTE: the immam Must have plenty beards oooo so they will respect him

You don't mean it

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Pabloosas(m): 3:17pm On Jan 13
Ok

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by iyatrustee(f): 3:18pm On Jan 13
The blame should rest squarely on Waec and Neco. They took long in releasing last year's exam results.

That said, isnt there a way for universities to work with the estimated release date of the waec in their post Utme screening?

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Opinedecandid(m): 3:18pm On Jan 13
Aii

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by iCauseTrouble: 3:18pm On Jan 13
Who else noticed that girls are showing more signs of academic brilliance than guys? Any reason for this? undecided

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Re: Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari Denied Admission By University Of Ilorin After Scoring 300 by Lavisha(f): 3:18pm On Jan 13
Take her to another school na?
I wanted to study in Unilag but I ended up in Ogun State.
It is not by force to study in Unilorin.

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