The authorities of the University of Ilorin have reportedly arrested two candidates sitting for the ongoing post UTME in the institution for allegedly cheating during their screening exams.

The candidates whose names have not been released by the university were reportedly caught cheating on the first day of the screening exercise.

According to the institution’s spokesman, Mr Kunle Akogun, the two suspects have been handed over to the institution’s security officers.

One of the two suspects according to Akogun was nabbed for impersonation, while the other was arrested for sitting for the exam twice.

Over 39,000 candidates are writing post UTME at UNILORIN

Earlier, Akogun announced that the post UTME would involve 29,562 at the Ilorin Centre while 10,149 would appear at the Lagos Centre.

The University spokesperson also said that the screening will hold simultaneously at Ilorin and Lagos centres between Monday and Thursday, adding that candidates who might have some issues during the main exercise would have another chance on Friday.

“A further breakdown of the figure shows that 32, 272 candidates are seeking admission through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), while the remaining 7, 439 candidates are seeking admission through the Direct Entry (DE) window,” he said.

According to Akogun, about 86,401 candidates made the University of Ilorin their first choice institution.

He said that UNILORIN has emerged as the most preferred University for the fifth consecutive year followed by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with 74,635 candidates.

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) according to the statistics released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have 70,322 and 66,486 candidates respectively.

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