The father of a 17 year old Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari who was denied admission despite scoring an impressive 300 at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) last year, has decried the educational system in the country. Firdaouz had applied to study common law at the University of Ilorin and also performed excellently at the UniIlorin’s post-UTME test where she scored 76 per cent. In the 2019 West African Examination Council (WASSCE), she emerged with seven distinctions and two credits.
The university’s cut-off marks for Common Law are 260 and 50 per cent for UTME and post-UTME respectively.
The university has however debunk the rumors that it denied miss Firdaouz admission, stating that the university is not to be blamed for the candidate’s failure to gain admission because her results were not uploaded before the portal was closed.