It is a strong competition to get admission into the university now even with the 120 cut-off mark that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set.

Nigeria's population has continued to soar while the standard of education is dropping, and that is reflecting in the figures that higher institutions are willing to admit. 

When rumours spread that the Lagos State University (LASU) will admit 5,500 candidates into its 2017/2018 academic session, many who selected the school as their first choice had hopes. 

But now that hope has been deflated further.

LASU says it will only take 9.4% of the 36,500 candidates that had applied for admission for the 2017/2018 academic session.

READ MORE INTERESTING STORIES FOR FREE. DOWNLOAD BOUNCE NEWS APP HERE

Baseless And Unfounded

With the decision, only 3,500 students will be admitted out of that large number and others will have to try their second choice or wait for the next JAMB examination to try again.

The university’s spokesman, Mr Adekoya Martins, announced the decision in a statement issued on Thursday.

He said the purported information on some social media platforms that LASU was set to admit 5,500 out of 36,500 candidates was false.

“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.

Also Read: Disregard Rumours, Our Cut-off Is 190 - LASU

To ensure transparency and a merit-driven admission process, LASU recently launched an application to automate subsequent admissions in line with a directive from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The application will cut out undue interference from individuals in the admission process.

WATCH: THE JOURNEY BY ROAD TO EUROPE IS A 50-50 CHANCE