Some of the candidates on a queue, waiting to be screened at the designated Screening Centre.

Some of the candidates on a queue, waiting to be screened at the designated Screening Centre.

The University, last Thursday, conducted a “Mop-Up” Screening Exercise for Sixty-Two Direct Entry candidates, who missed the initial exercise.

Explaining the rationale behind the exercise, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo, stated that “possibly, they (candidates) didn’t get the information on time that is why we called them back”.

He stressed: “If we didn’t invite them, then that means we are rejecting them. We realized that it was not their fault, because the list came very late, so we could only have about one day to respond to our requests. That is why, we are bringing them back”.

Professor Arowolo said further that “the list of Direct Entry candidates came late on Friday; they were supposed to have their screening on Saturday. We sent text messages to them. We discovered that some of them did not get the text messages because of poor network in some villages, that is the reason we are bringing them back”.

Meanwhile, some of the candidates have commended the measures put in place by the University, describing the Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole-led Management as friendly and pro-active.

Speaking with FUNAAB Bulletin after her screening, Miss Rosaline Adeola Adebimpe said, “I saw the message on Friday, 22nd of June and I came here on Monday, 25th June. On getting to the bank, they said the exercise had closed. But for our sake, they were in the bank on Friday and Saturday. By and large, the authority has been friendly. I have done the interview and it was nice”.

According to Miss Lawal Lateefat Tinuola, “I got the message late; it was on Saturday. I am very happy for the second chance. That means God answered our prayers. The Management was pro-active. FUNAAB is a very good School and it is colourful. I have been trying to get admission since 2008. Now, I want to study Microbiology”.