DELSU To Conduct Aptitude
Test For 2017 Admission
The Delta State university (DELSU) has disclosed that it will
conduct an aptitude test for candidates applying for the 2017
admission into undergraduate programmes offered in the
This was disclosed by the Registrar of the university, Daniel
Urhibo when contacted by newsmen.
He however stated that the aptitude test the school is going to
conduct is quite different from the one conducted by JAMB
and it will be computer-based.
When asked to state the difference between the computer
based test the school is going to conduct and the Post-UTME
test that was abolished by JAMB last year, the Registrar told
newsmen that the Federal Government did not scrap post-
He explained: “It is the same agency of the government that
said ‘you can select your students’.
“Twenty-six thousand candidates applied to DELSU; how do
you select, may be 5,000 or 6,000? There must be some kind
of uniform test to assess them.
“Last year, we asked them to submit their secondary school
results and we graded them. Do you know that people
claiming to have ‘A’s in their results could not write their
“Some of them had forged results. We went to the internet
and discovered that somebody who claimed to have scored
300 in UTME had just 120.
“So, if you use that type, you won’t get the best; that is why
there is some kind of a little aptitude test for them.”
Regarding the N5000 candidates are expected to pay for the
screening as against the 2,500 approved by the federal
Government last year, he said that the N5000 is to cover the
cost of the aptitude test as the schools is not in good financial
position to cover the cost.
He mentioned that the school need money to get materials for
the test, pay those that will administer the aptitude test and
mark it as well as service its computers and develop the
software for the test.
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