Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admissions into the 2020/2021 academic session of the School of Preliminary Studies Programme. Admitted Remedial candidates who pass the School’s examinations at the end of the programme and obtain the minimum UTME cut-off point approved by the University SHALL be considered for admission into degree programmes based on performance and quota for each programme.
- Arts and Arts Education:
i. Applicants must pass five subjects at Credit level at not more than two sittings in the SSCE/GCE organised by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and should include the major subjects of study. Note that Credit grades in English Language and Mathematics are compulsory for eventual admission into any programme at the University of Ilorin.
ii. Two of the five subjects must be from Arts while the other subjects may be from the Social Sciences.
Note: There is no preliminary programme in B.A. (Hons.) English
2. Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Science and Science Education, Technology Education and Educational Technology
Applicants must pass the following subjects at credit level: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics at NOT more than two sittings in the SSCE/GCE organised by WAEC/NECO and NABTEB.
Faculty of Agriculture will accept Credit grade in Agricultural Science in place of Credit grade in Biology.
B. Duration of Programme:
The programme is for two semesters (one academic session).
The preliminary programme is primarily open to applicants from the catchment states of the University of Ilorin, (i.e. Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, and Zamfara States). However, applicants from other states of the Federation are also given opportunities.
D. General Conditions:
- Candidates who want to study Engineering must obtain Credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics and sit for English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics at the 2021/2022 JAMB/UTME.
- Candidates MUST write the 2021 JAMB/UTME with relevant subject combinations to any programme in either Arts or Sciences and MUST obtain the minimum UTME cut-off approved point by the University.
- The Board of the School, in its policy thrust of inclusiveness in university education, has approved that applicants who have credit passes in five (5) O’ Level subjects but a deficiency in EITHER of English Language or Mathematics may apply for the programme; PROVIDED that they MUST have registered for and obtained a credit pass in the subject before they can be considered for admission into a degree programme. (Evidence to be shown).
- Consideration for admission into programmes shall be based on performance and quota for each programme.
- Students who pass the end of the Remedial programme examinations but could not obtain the minimum JAMB/UTME cut-off point approved by the university can BANK the Remedial result for use the following year only; PROVIDED that the minimum 1JAMB/UTME cut-off point approved for the following year is obtained. Candidate are to note that the Remedial results can only be banked for a year.
- Applicants are to note that the programme is residential.
E. The Venue of Programme:
The venue of the programme shall be at the School of Preliminary Studies, Fufu, Ilorin South Local Government Headquarters, Kwara State.
F. Method of Application:
Candidates are to visit the University of Ilorin website www.unilorin.edu.ng and follow the link for the 2020/2021 SPS Application. Application forms are to be completed online after a payment of N15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand Naira Only) application fee using Interswitch enabled ATM card; either Master or Verve card.
After the completion of the form, each candidate MUST download a Local Government Confirmation Form which MUST be endorsed by the Chairman/ Secretary of the Local Government Area.
A candidate who is offered admission will be expected to bring the form and SSCE/GCE certificates/result slips during registration.
The closing date for application is 30th November 2020.
Dr. Fola M. Olowoleni