The management of the University of Ibadan in Oyo State has dispelled the rumor that a lion escaped from the zoological garden of the ivory tower, thus effectively putting to an end the apprehension that it might attack students and workers at the university community.
MR. M. O. Olatunji, the director of Public Communication of the university said that the rumor was unfounded.
Also, the university has directed all candidates who made the university their First or Second Choice Most Preferred Institution in the 2012/2013 UTME and scored 200 and above to submit their bio-data and SSCE WAEC/NECO or equivalent certificate results online on or before Thursday, June 14, 2012.
A press statement by Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, a copy of which was made available to LEADERSHIP, stated that candidates who are expecting the release of their 2012 ‘O’ level results can participate in the 2012/2013 admissions exercise by indicating their “Awaiting Result” status appropriately.
Oladejo said that, “such results must be uploaded immediately they are released. SSCE (or equivalent) results released after 31 August, 2012 will not be considered for the 2012/2013 admissions exercise”.
He directed the candidates to pay N2,000.00 into U.I Admission Processing Fee Account in designated banks and follow necessary instructions, but warned that mistake(s) may lead to disqualification.
He also warned that multiple submissions may lead to disqualification.
Oladejo Olatunji added that, “names of short listed candidates for the Post-UTME examination will be displayed on the university’s website on June 22, 2012. Electronic mails (e-mails) and SMS will be sent to all invited candidates.”
Meanwhile, on the escaped lion scare, Olatunji told LEADERSHIP on phone that he and the management staff of the institution had visited the garden and met the security situation there intact.
He warned those behind the rumour to desist from doing so, adding that security of lives and property mattered so much to the institution, while assuring the students that nothing would be allowed to distract their attention from their studies.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the university was closed down for about two weeks recently, following the demonstration of the students against electricity black out and water shortage in the institution.
Our investigation revealed that the situation on the campus has however returned to normalcy.