The management of Osun State University has withdrawn the admission of newly admitted students in to the 2020/2021 academic session of the university, who are less than 16 years of age.
According to AffairsTV, that the statement was issued by the University PRO, Mr Ademola Adesoji.
It will be recalled that the Federal Government had regulated the age limit inhibiting Nigerians seeking admission into tertiary institutions.
According to the 2020 Brochure for UTME, a candidate must have attained the age of 16 years or would have done so on the first day of October in the year of his/her candidature before gaining admission into a tertiary institution.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Labode Popoola during a press briefing stated that, “we understand that some candidates that are under-age as at the period stated in the 2020 brochure of the UTME erroneously find their way in the system”.
He added that the university had concluded plans to defer the admissions of such candidates till they attain the required age or they seek refund which will not allow them automatic admission to the institution.
It was however, gathered by Becksblog.com.ng, that the number of affected students might reach 100.