Sitting for JAMB no longer required for admission to UI-DLC — Omobowale

May 31, 2023.

The University of Ibadan (UI) Distance Learning Centre (DLC), has disclosed that sitting for the JAMB examination is not required to gain admission to study in the University via the flexible ODeL mode, but candidate upon admission would be required to effect registration on JAMB Portal for the purpose of obtaining admission letter.

A statement by the Director of the Centre, Prof. Babatunde Omobowale, made available to Vanguard yesterday, further stated that the centre will on Friday, June 2, conduct an admission screening exercise for the first batch of applicants who had sat for UI Post-UTME examination and obtained a minimum of 40%, and have changed their Mode of Studies to Open Distance eLearning (ODeL) Mode of the institution.

It said examination for the O’Level fresh applicants to the university’s undergraduate programmes via the ODeL, has been scheduled for Saturday, 3 and 17 June 2023 respectively. The statement read: “Application form is open to candidates with at least five relevant credit passes in WAEC or NECO for admission into 100 Level.”

“Candidates seeking admission into the 200 Level with OND or HND must have obtained a minimum of Upper Credit for the Direct or Fast Track Entries in undergraduate programmes including B.Sc. Computer Science, BSc Sociology, BSW Social Works, B.Sc Psychology, B.Sc Political Science, B.A Communications and Language Arts, B.Ed Educational Management.” “A” Level, NCE and First-degree holders are also eligible for direct and Fast Track admission upon meeting the admission requirements.”

He stated that due to the parity of esteem policy operated by the University, students in the two Modes of Studies take the same courses and are taught by the same lecturers, either physical or virtual classes. “They also sit for the same standard of examinations and are ultimately awarded the same prestigious UI certificates as well as enjoy the privilege of being mobilised for the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).”

He, however, said all O’level candidates in ODeL Mode who may not be able to come down to the University’s physical address for verification can go to the University’s web address (, and request for online verification of results, saying once students are verified, they would be able to continue with their registration from their locations.

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