The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a television station.
According to a statement by a professor and Chairman of Unilag Radio and TV Ralph Akinfeleye, the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, granted the TV licence to the institution on Thursday, November 9.
He, therefore, invited members of the university community to the commissioning of the TV scheduled to hold today Saturday, November 11 at the Department of Mass Communication of the university.
Also in the press statement, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Rahman Bello, on behalf of the university management, congratulated members of staff, students and the entire university community on the milestone.
The Mass Communication department of Unilag also pioneered the first campus radio station in Nigeria.
Concerning 2017/2018 admissions into the institution, the V.C said no fewer than 24,000 applicants to the University of Lagos ( UNILAG ) who scored 200 marks and above will still not gain admission in the institution.
According to him, although 32,000 applicants to the university scored 200 marks and above in this year’s Unified Tertiary matriculation examination ( UTME ), Unilag would not admit beyond 8,000.
Bello said that the university insisted that an applicant must also score at least 40 per cent in Unilag’s post-UTME before considering them for admission.
“We know what goes on in our public examinations. That is why we insist on candidates undertaking our post UTME and scoring at least 40 per cent,’’ he said.
Prof. Bello, who steps down today as Unilag’s Vice-Chancellor also stated the university produced 103 professors in the past five years, representing about 20 per cent of the 292 professors it had produced in its 55 years of existence.