The Lagos State University has shut its door against 33,000 students seeking admission into the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session.
The school said it could only admit 3,500 students out of the 36,500 seeking admission into the institution, leaving a shortfall of 33,000 thrown out by the institution.
Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Adekoya Martins, in a statement on Thursday, said that 36,500 candidates applied for admission in LASU for the academic session.
He described as false, purported information on some social media platforms that LASU was set to admit 5,500 out of 36,500 candidates.
“The university management wishes to state unequivocally that such information is false, baseless and unfounded. Consequently, members of the university community and the general public are advised to disregard such information,” he said.
He said in a bid to ensure transparency and merit-driven admission process, LASU recently launched an application to automate subsequent admissions in line with a directive from the National Universities Commission.
According to him, the application would cut out undue interference from individuals in the admission process.