Even after scoring 300 in the previous Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Nigerian student Goodness Shekwobyalo Thomas, Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari, a native of Kwara, has been denied admission into a higher school in the country (UTME).
Yusuff-Awari had listed Common Law as her preferred subject of study at the University of Ilorin, but she was unable to get admission despite scoring 300 in UTME and 76 percent in the post-UTME.
Premium Times reports that the female student emerged with seven distinctions and two credits but was unable to upload her Mathematics result because it was withheld by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) when she needed it.
Speaking on the situation, Yusuff-Awari’s father said: “The WASSCE result was released on July 25 and the Mathematics was later released on August 31.
“We uploaded the (full) result on the JAMB portal and they sent us a copy that they’ve received it. When we tried sending it to the University of Ilorin, their portal was closed.”
He added that his daughter’s scores for the said course in the school, 300 and 76% beat the stipulated cut-off marks which were 260 and 50% respectively.
Yusuff-Awari’s father said that on getting to the school to make enquiries concerning her daughter’s plight, he was told by the authority that the number of candidates who uploaded their results on the portal was too many and as such more than the institution can cater for.