About 1189 out of 1578 candidates qualified for the 2014/2015 Post UTME Screening Exercise (PUTME) in Federal University Otuoke have sat for the Aptitude Test.
The examination conducted in the classrooms, laboratories and e-library within the main campus of the University was well organized under the watchful eyes of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, the Registrar, Sir David Souwari, other principal staff and Heads of Department, including security operatives from within and outside the campus.
Lecturers, Administrative Staff and Technical Staff of the University were selected and assigned to invigilate, supervise and undertake ancillary duties geared towards the success of the exercise.
The 2 – day examination had been scheduled to begin on Friday August 8, 2014 (for first choice candidates) and Saturday August 9, 2014 (for other candidates).
According to Mr. Lawrence Orosola, the University Admissions Officer, management decided to declare Friday 8th August 2014 a lecture free day to enable use of all classrooms, laboratories and the e-library for the exercise.
The main campus of the University witnessed a mammoth crowd as candidates trooped in from all parts of the country to write the PUTME.
Security operatives had their hands full searching and clearing candidates into the campus, taking extra care in these times of security threat where young people are the vulnerable group enlisted as suicide bombers.
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Unit of the University were actively involved in the verification of candidates to prevent impersonation.
The Vice Chancellor of FUO, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko was on his feet supervising the exercise ensuring that manpower, materials and skills were deployed and applied effectively.
At the VC’s signal the PUTME started at 1pm prompt and ended at 3pm, conducted in an orderly and serene atmosphere.
All the answer sheets were collated according to departments for onward marking and scoring.
The examination continues on Saturday 9th August 2014 for “other choice candidates.