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. 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.