The 2018 Post UTME Screening Exercise for close to 15,000 applicants to various academic programmes
at the Federal University of Technology, Akure has commenced. The exercise which began as early as
7a.m. on Monday, 6th August, 2018 saw enthusiastic applicants trooping in in their thousand. From the
North gate at the Obanla axis of the Institution thorough check of applicants took place to ensure
compliance with instructions given for the exercise. Officials of the Institution gave detail briefing to the
applicants about regulations guiding the conduct of the screening.
Thereafter, biometric capturing of finger prints to avoid impersonation follows before the final stage of
Computer Based Assessment at the University’s Digital Resource Centre located at the School of
Computing. The Acting Chairman of the Computer Based Test (CBT) Committee, Dr. Gabriel Iwasokun
of the Department of Software Engineering in a chat expressed his satisfaction with the exercise. He said
the process was going on well, expressing his expectation of 100% success. He said the candidates were
complying with instructions given at each point of the checking.
He commended the University Management under the watch of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph
Fuwape and the Chairman, Admissions Committee, Professor Olatunde Arayela and other Principal
Officers of the University for providing the wherewithal for the successful conduct of the exercise.
Speaking in the same vein, a cross section of Deans and senior academic staff expressed their satisfaction
with the conduct of the exercise. Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, (SAAT),
Professor Timothy Amos who monitored the screening said “the exercise is excellent with an increase in
the number of computer used. He said candidates are cooperating with eagerness to be admitted.”
He commended the Admission Committee for doing a good job with improvement over the precious
exercises. He appreciated the cooperation of parents too who he said abided by the rules of the exercise.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Philip Oguntunde who also monitored the
exercise expressed his delight over the conduct of the exercise, saying it is very smooth because applicants
displayed maturity and cooperation. This according to him as helped in the smooth running of the exercise.
On security reports, the Chief Security Officer, Dr. James Adetoyinbo said the security personnel (internal
and external) are doing great job to ensure maintenance of law and order.
A cross section of applicants expressed delight at the exercise saying it is very peaceful , well-coordinated
and organized. They commended the University Management for putting “excellent mechanism” in place
in the conduct of the screening. They also expressed their eagerness to become a part of the University
which they described as a great citadel of learning. Deputy Vice Chancellor ,Academic and Chairman
Admissions Committee, Professor Olatunde Arayela, said the Institution has made adequate arrangement
for a hitch free exercise advising candidates and their guardians to obey all rules and regulations guiding
the exercise assuring them that the selection process will be merit driven. ”We are set for the screening
exercise, we’ve made adequate arrangements and by the Grace of God everything would run smoothly as
in the previous years. As an institution, we have established a tradition of excellence and merit in FUTA
and this will guide the final selection of candidates who will ultimately secure admission into any of our
43 academic programmes,” Professor Arayela said.
Scenes from Day 1 of the 2018 Post UTME Screening Exercise