The post-utme examination is a physical test conducted by various University and Polytechnics in Nigeria to screen incoming fresh candidates of the institution. Due to the covid-19, the test has been delayed in government-owned schools. However, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has taken the lead in conducting an online(non-physical) post utme screening for its aspirants. The screening starts today, the 15th of February, 2021.
According to Vanguard, Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe released a virtual guide on sunday ahead of its maiden non-physical post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test, urging candidates to avoid acts that could disqualify them.
He revealed that the screening test would run for nine days and would end on Feb. 23, adding that candidates would be able to write the test wherever they would be.
According to the guide he released, candidates’ activities during the period of the aptitude test will be monitored and recorded.
He said, “It is important to note that candidates will be required to attempt the test with a webcam and microphone-enabled device. For optimal experience, use of mobile phones for the test is discouraged. Candidates are equally forbidden from covering their webcams during the period of the aptitude test. Our inability to see the candidate at any time during the test may result in disqualification.”
“In the course of the aptitude test, candidates are not permitted to leave the test tab for another tab or application on the computer for any reason, not even to use the calculator tab. Departure from the test tab may also result in disqualification”.
“Candidates are also warned not to allow anyone to come close to them during the test because if anybody is seen around them, that will lead to outright disqualification. The duration of the test is 30 minutes and the time starts to count immediately they click the start button and continues to count, even if they log out before the 30 minutes elapse”.
“Once they log out. they cannot resume the test. In the event that a candidate runs out of time, his or her aptitude test will automatically be submitted. There shall be no use of face mask during the test. Candidates can call 0800-111-2233 for assistance before and during the aptitude test”, he said.
Prof Ogundipe advised candidates to comport themselves and ensure that they would have a reliable internet connection. He also gave the assurance that the test would be simple and convenient.