Claim: Facebook user Adetunmobi Jibola claims that FUOYE’s 2023/2024 admission is ongoing.
Verdict: FUOYE has officially closed admissions for candidates who applied via the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Nevertheless, the administration is currently reviewing applicants who excelled in the recently concluded Joint Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) examination for potential admissions. The claim is misleading.
Facebook user Adetunmobi Jibola has urged the public to ignore reports of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) 2023/2024 admissions closure, claiming the actual deadline is November 14, 2023. He emphasised the need for a special connection for admission and encouraged prospective students to send private messages for additional guidance.
Recognising the potential harm that could arise from this information if found false, DUBAWA decided to verify his claims.
Upon examining Mr Jibola’s Facebook profile, we found consistent posts regarding FUOYE’s admissions, where the claimant portrays himself as a special connection for admission. However, no indication in his profile information identified him as a university staff member or associate.
“Admission for 2023/2024 academic session has closed!!!” the post simply reads.
Furthermore, we found that the management, in another statement, offered a pre-degree programme to the aspirants who did not get admitted this year.
“We understand that the disappointment of not gaining admission can be disheartening, but fret not! We have great news for you. FUOYE offers a Pre-degree Programme that can help prepare you for next year’s admission process and increase your chances of gaining admission into any of the 77 courses offered by the University,” the post partly reads.
DUBAWA contacted Wole Balogun, Special Adviser on Media Matters, to the Vice Chancellor of FUOYE. He revealed that while admissions have concluded for regular candidates who took the JAMB examination, the university anticipates a limited number of slots to accommodate direct-entry candidates who participated in the JUPEB examination.
“There is news we just circulated about the management’s assurance that there will be admission slots for those who did our JUPEB programme, sir. Not for all,” he clarified.
Findings prove that the management of FUOYE has officially closed the admission processes for the 2023/2024 academic session. However, that the administration is currently evaluating candidates who performed well in the recently concluded Joint Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) examination for possible admissions makes Mr Jibola’s claim misleading.