Only 400,000 Candidates Out of Over 1.5 Million Secure Admission Yearly

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, has revealed that only 400,000 out of the over 1.5 million candidates that sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination yearly secure admission each year.

He made this known during the collection of the Certificate of Recognition for the newly established Edo State University by the Governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole.

He further stated that the establishment of more institutions will help absorb more candidates yearly.

According to him, the Edo State University, is now the 41st state university and the 142nd university in Nigeria.