The University authorities say the institution will admit only a few students because there is no enough space to accommodate the new students in the hostel.
The University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adeyinka Aderinto made the announcement while addressing newsmen on the institution’s admission process on Wednesday, January 10, in Ibadan.
Aderinto said the 2017/2018 admission process would end this January while screening of those who gain admission will begin very soon.
Speaking with Pulse on why the institution decide to admit only 3783, Vice Chancellor of the premier university, Prof Idowu Olayinka said the institution is going to admit the announced figure because the university does not have the capacity to admit more than that because there is enough space for hostel accomodation.
Olayinka said the population of the university students is 29,000 and the need to take care of the new students' accommodation prompts the management to peg the figure at 3783.
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He said, ''I must also said that we are allowed to admit about 7,000. We have about 7,300 bed spaces and if you divide that by two you get the reason why we are admitting 3783 candidates next session''.
However, when asked why the university didn't consider its capacity before selling Post UTME screening forms to over 50,000 candidates, the VC said the form was sold to the candidates to enable the university to choose the best amongst them.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor raised alarm over the weekend on Facebook about alleged plans by the suspended student union and the National Association of Nigerian students to disrupt the ongoing second semester examination.