The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso has announced the withdrawal of provisional admission from 42 fresh students of the 2020/2021 academic session.
The names of the affected fresh students, departments and reasons for the withdrawal of admission was contained in a file released on 9th of June, 2021 which was signed by the University Registrar Dr K. A. Ogundele.
The release which was titled: ‘WITHDRAWAL OF PROVISIONAL ADMISSION OFFERED TO CANDIDATES DURING THE 2020/2021 ADMISSION EXERCISE’ reads:
“This is to notify the entire university community especially candidates whose particulars are indicated below that the Ag. Vice-Chancellor has approved that provisional admissions offered to them during the 2020 – 2021 admission exercise be withdrawn forthwith because of false information they gave while uploading their original personal information data on JAMB and LAUTECH UTME and post UTME portals respectively.”
The affected students were withdrawn from the university based on different infractions including the provision of wrong UTME scores, provision of incorrect O level grades, amidst other falsifications.
However, while some students were withdrawn from the University, in another release, another set of students were pardoned for falsification of data.
The students in this category have their states of origin different from the one on the LAUTECH portal to the one on the JAMB portal.
According to the statement released: “This is to notify the entire university community that the Ag. Vice-Chancellor has approved that the candidates whose particulars are indicated hereunder should be pardoned for infractions committed during registration on JAMB and LAUTECH portals which are indicated against their names. The concerned candidates are warned to desist from providing false information about themselves on any document presented to the university. However, the candidates are directed to retain their original states of origin claimed on JAMB CAPS throughout their various academic programmes in the university.
All faculties, departments and other relevant units of the university are hereby to note the above decision and act as appropriate.”
While speaking to a member of staff of the university who spoke on the condition of anonymity, he said most of the students who made falsifications in their state of origin probably did that because of the high fees for non-indigenous students, compared to that of the indigenous students or low admission quota of non-indigenous students compared to the indigenous students.
He further stated that there is a directive from forces beyond their control regulating the admission of Medical courses in the University to only indigenous candidates. These courses include Medicine and Surgery, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science. Non-indigenous candidates who have been offered admission to study any of these courses will have his/her admission been reviewed by another department outside the faculty.
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