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UNILAG 2015/2016 Aspirants Should Take Note of This

Special Information To UNILAG Post-UTME Candidates & Aspirants of the Institution University of Lagos (UNILAG) authorities and management hereby informs all members of the general public especially the 2015/2016 aspirants that wish to be admitted into the institution for the 2015/2016 academic session and Post UTME candidates as well as their parents and guardians that: 1) Of the ... Continue Reading

Special Information To UNILAG Post-UTME Candidates & Aspirants of the Institution

University of Lagos (UNILAG) authorities and management hereby informs all members of the general public especially the 2015/2016 aspirants that wish to be admitted into the institution for the 2015/2016 academic session and Post UTME candidates as well as their parents and guardians that:

1) Of the 31, 955 candidates who scored 200 and above in the 2015/2016 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Examinations (UTME) and chose University of Lagos as their first choice institution, 26,732 candidates registered for the post-UTME screening exercise for admissions into University of Lagos for the 2015/2016 session.

2) The screening exercise was carried out from Wednesday, August 12 to Friday, August 14, 2015.

3) 17,935 candidates passed the screening test with a minimum score of 40%. 309 candidates did not show up for the test while 118 candidates were disqualified for failure to follow the instructions for the Computer Based Test (CBT).

4) 393 results were initially withheld on suspicion of malpractices. On further scrutiny, 271 of these results have been confirmed as cases involving malpractices and continue to be withheld for further investigation. The remaining 122 results have been released.

5) The cut-off marks for admissions into the various programmes offered by the University have since been released on the University website. All candidates are advised to visit the University website for the cut-off marks and individual scores.

6) The University of Lagos does not require any additional payments in respect of admission. Any request made by anyone for payment for assistance for admission is fraudulent. For emphasis, CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED NOT TO MAKE ANY PAYMENT TO ANYONE FOR ANY PURPOSE RELATED TO ADMISSIONS.

7) Anyone found to be involved in any form of solicitation, giving or receiving money or benefit of any kind with respect to facilitating admissions into the University of Lagos will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agent. Additionally, candidates found to have offered or given money or benefit in kind for admission into the University will be disqualified from admission.

8) Candidates are hereby advised to desist from seeking information and any other form of assistance in relation to admissions from sites other than the university official website:


UNILAG News UpdatesUNILAG, the University of Lagos was founded in 1962. It presently has three Campuses in Yaba and Surulere. Whereas two of its Campuses are located in Yaba (the main campus in Akoka and the recently created campus at the former School of Radiography), its College of Medicine is located in Idi-Araba, Surulere. It is remarkable that all the three campuses are located in the Mainland of Lagos. Its main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Lagos lagoon on 802 acres of land in Akoka, North Eastern part of Yaba.

From a modest intake of 131 students in 1962, enrolment in the university has now grown to over 40,000. The University’s staff strength is 3,365 made up as follows: 1,386 Administrative and Technical, 1,164 Junior and 813 Academic Staff.

University of Lagos (UNILAG) currently has twelve Faculties, namely, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Business Administration, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Pharmacy, Science, and Social Sciences. UNILAG, as the university is fondly called, also offers Master’s and Doctorate degrees in most of the aforementioned programmes. In addition, it has two Centres, namely, the Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for African Regional Integration and Borderland Studies. The Distance Learning Institute (DLI) of the University also offers courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Science Education and Library / Information Sciences.

About UNILAG’s Student Affairs

This Division of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office which deals with the coordination of student affairs is headed by a Professor with the title “Dean of Student Affairs”. He reports to the Vice-Chancellor for the efficient execution of those policies formulated by the Students Welfare Board (a standing Committee of Senate) and approved by the Vice-Chancellor.

The Student Affairs Office comprises the following five Units:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Counseling
  3. Students’ Activities and International Students Affairs.
  4. Identification, Scholarships, Loans and Bursaries
  5. Work Study and Job Placement

In addition, the office takes part in the activities of all University .committees dealing with student matters.

Hostel Accommodation

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) was primarily conceived as a University which is expected to provide tuition to a non-residential student population. However, factors like high rent cost of transportation and traffic have led to a review of this policy by each succeeding University Administration. Over the years, the University, as a humanitarian gesture, has been providing accommodation to a reasonable percentage of its student population. As of now, over 6,000 students are accommodated in our 13 Halls ,of Residence. These include virtually all foreign students who applied for accommodation.

The priority order for allocation into the Halls of Residence is as follows: final year students, Students’ Union Executives, foreign students, sportsmen and women, and first year students. The University’s off-campus accommodation policy is’ applicable to all 2nd Year students. Nevertheless, both residential and non-residential students enjoy common on-campus facilities of catering, sports and recreation, Clubs and associations and health services.

Counseling Unit

Services rendered by this Unit include:

  1. Provision of Counseling assistance for students making career decisions
    and/or looking for employment
  2. Maintenance of a resource library of general occupation information and records of private and public employers
  3. Organisation of workshops and provision of career information. teaching of job-hunting skills and preparation of curricular vitae
  4. Arrangement of interview programmes on campus for graduating students.
    seeking full-time employment

Student Activities’ Unit

This unit concentrates on all matters relating to student activities and welfare. The unit organises elections and relates to students’ representatives on a day-to-day basis. The Student Activities’ Unit also handles issues with the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) for graduating students. Also coordinates co-curricular activities of students which include clubs and societies. sporting activities, election of Student Union Executives, etc.

Identification, Scholarships, Loan and Bursaries Unit

The Unit coordinates matters relating to Students’ I. D. Cards, Scholarships, Loans and Bursaries for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Scholarships And Financial Aid 

Postgraduate Scholarship

The Senate has instituted a Postgraduate Scholarship to encourage graduate students of exceptional merit to undertake studies for higher degrees in this University.

The conditions of the award are as follows:

  1. The scholarships are awarded annually by the Senate on the advice of the Scholarships, Loans and Bursaries Committee, having considered nominations from teaching units.
  2. Only students of the University who have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or the equivalent are considered for the awards.
  3. Senate may make more than five awards in anyone year for postgraduate studies in any recognised field.
  4. The award covers lodging, feeding, book and equipment. The value in addition to free tuition is as follows;
    • N5,750.00 (Arts)
    • N7,000.00 (Science).
  5. The award covers the normal duration of the degree course subject to good progress report on the scholar by his supervisor.

Undergraduate Awards Tenable in the University

  1. African American Institute
  2. A. G. Leventis Nig. Limited
  3. Arney Road Tone
  4. Association of African University
  5. Commonwealth Scholar
  6. Elder Dempster Agency
  7. Gulf Oil of Nigeria Limited
  8. International Merchant Bank (1MB)
  9. International University Exchange Fund
  10. Julius Berger Nigeria Limited
  11. Mobil Oil Nigeria Limited
  12. National Library of Nigeria
  13. National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)
  14. Nigerian Army and Navy Scholarship
  15. Nigerian Breweries Limited
  16. P. Z. and Co. Nigeria Limited
  17. Shell B. P. Petroleum Development of Nigeria Ltd.
  18. U.A.C. of Nigeria Limited
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  20. United States Information Services (USIS)
  21. Van Leer Containers Co.
  22. Nigerian Tobacco Co. Limited
  23. Federal Cameroon Government Scholarship
  24. Federal Republic of Germany
  25. Mobil Exploration of Nigeria Scholarship
  26. Nigerian Ports Authority
  27. Elf Nigeria Limited
  28. Standard Bank of Nigeria Limited
  29. West African Portland Cement Co. Limited
  30. Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship
  31. Federal Government of Nigeria (State) Scholarship
  32. Seven-Up Company
  33. Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC)
  34. The United Nigeria Insurance Company Limited (UNIC)
  35. Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST)
  36. Various Philanthropists.

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