UNILORIN Admission Requirements 2023/2024: While I was doing some research yesterday, I found out that one of the top questions asked by aspirants of the prestigious University of Ilorin every year is; “What are the requirements for admission into UNILORIN?”.
As a matter of fact, when i checked my personal email this morning, about 5 students sent me messages asking the same question.
So, I have decided to publicly give an answer to that question here. Today, i will share with you UNILORIN admission requirements for UTME and Direct Entry admission. In cases you do not know, UNILORIN admission requirements are like the criteria for gaining admission into the university. Thus, candidates that do not meet their requirements may not be offered admission into the university. This is exactly why you should pay attention to every paragraph in this page.
Before I will move into crux of this topic, I would like to share with you somethings about UNILORIN admission process that you probably do not know about.
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About the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
Undoubtedly, UNILORIN is one of the best universities in Nigeria. In almost all the rankings of institutions on the internet, UNILORIN is always among the top 5. This should tell you that the university is obviously a good place to study.
Accordingly to Wikipedia, UNILORIN was established in 1975 to implement one of the educational directives of the Third National Development Plan which was aimed at providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to acquire university education and to generate high-level manpower, so vital for the rapidly expanding economy.
It will surprise you to know that the University of Ilorin is one of the most populated in Nigeria currently. The university has thousands of students currently studying in it. This is as a result of the competitive nature of the school.
Frankly speaking, UNILORIN is very competitive. The university is, in fact, one of the most competitive schools in Nigeria. Conversely, it is also very difficult to gain admission without beating the requirements of the school.
The true is that; even though UNILORIN is very competitive, the school management will always offer admission to candidates that actually meet the requirements of the school. As we continue I will show you the UTME and Direct Entry admission requirements of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
UNILORIN admission requirements for UTME candidates 2023/2024
Below are the requirements for candidates that want to gain admission into UNILORIN through UTME:
- Candidates must process O‘level credit grade in 5 different subjects (English and mathematics inclusive). This could be in WAEC/NECO/GCE/NABTEB or any other equivalent result.
- Candidates must score at least 200 in the just concluded JAMB UTME examination to qualify for UNILORIN post UTME.
- Candidates must make the University of Ilorin their first choice of institution during JAMB Registration. UNILORIN does not accept second choice candidates for admission.
- UTME candidates must choose the correct and official subject combination for their courses to be considered for admission.
- Candidates must partake and pass excellently well in UNILORIN post UTME screening.
NOTE: UTME aspirants of UNILORIN should note that the university actually accept two sittings result for some course. Thus, you can choose to use two O’level results for admission. See how to combine WAEC and NECO results for admission here!
IMPORTANT: UNILORIN does not accept two sittings result for UTME candidates aspiring to study medicine and surgery. Accordingly, candidates that wants to study medicine must score up to 240 in their JAMB UTME examination. The correct subject combination for medicine and surgery is; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
UNILORIN admission requirements for direct entry candidates 2023/2024
Below are the requirements for Direct entry admission into the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN):
- Direct entry candidates must possess at least, two A’ Level passes chosen from course related to their area of study.
- Direct entry candidates must also process O’level credit grade in 5 different subjects (English and mathematics inclusive). This could be in WAEC/NECO/GCE/NABTEB or any other equivalent result.
- Candidates must purchase UNILORIN direct entry form the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
- Candidates must also participate in UNILORIN post UTME screening and pass the examination excellently.
- Above are the general requirements for direct entry admission into the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
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Interesting Facts About The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
Cultural and Artistic Heritage
The University of Ilorin values and honors its enormous cultural history. Through numerous events, festivals, and exhibitions that highlight the customs, music, dance, and arts of Nigeria and other countries, the institution encourages cultural diversity. Students have a forum to express their creativity through these cultural events, which also promote intercultural understanding and honor the rich tapestry of African and Nigerian cultures.
The epic play Dance on His Grave, written by the Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, was staged on Saturday, June 11, 2016, by final-year students of the Department of Performing Arts of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, as part of their academic project (PFA 499). The drama centers on the residents of the Delta-Ijaw community of Okpokunu, whose women have banded together to establish a union in protest of the way that Okpokunu men interfere with their freedom to make decisions about their houses and other communal matters.
Popular School Slangs
As much as UNILORIN is a cool institution to study, it’s also fun as students have their way of communicating and this is a fun thing to explore here. A few of some UNILORIN Slangs are:
Face Tanke: Tanke means an area in Ilorin and when you face tanke, it means expulsion or suspension or rustication.
Korope: This is a popular word for a vehicle which is used for transport by people who have no interest in Taxi.
Spill-splash-splosh: Spill means one extra year, splash means two extra years, splosh means 3 extra years in the University.
S: It is usually used by big boys and big girls. It means permanent site to meet and gist.
Jacking: This means reading.
Off-K: It means off campus.
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This is where I am going to stop on today’s topic. I enjoin you to make good use of the information I just shared with you. Try as much as possible to meet all the requirements here if you really want to gain admission this year. Like I said before, UNILORIN is not going to offer admission to candidates that did not meet all the requirements for admission.
In conclusion, i would like to answer your question if you have any. If there is any thing you don’t understand about UNILORIN admission process for 2023/2024 academic session, make sure you send it to me using the comment section below this post.
Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka, ACMC, is a lawyer and a certified mediator/conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a developer with knowledge in various programming languages. Samuel is determined to leverage his skills in technology, SEO, and legal practice to revolutionize the legal profession worldwide by creating web and mobile applications that simplify legal research. Sam is also passionate about educating and providing valuable information to people.