The Lagos State University, LASU, on Wednesday said it would admit between 4,800 and 5,200 candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session.
Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos.
Mr. Fagbohun said the difference in the figure was to give room for other developments during the exercise.
According to him, some of the students offered provisional admissions may not be able to register, and others may have gained admission elsewhere, among other reasons.
He said the carrying capacity quota for the university from the National Universities Commission (NUC) was actually over 7,000.
But, the university’s authorities do not want to stretch the available faculties because of greed, he said.
“As a responsible institution that had conducted an audit of the available facilities, we have decided not to go beyond admitting 5,200 candidates until we expand our facilities.
“ We will continue to improve on our facilities to meet up with the NUC quota and give room for more applicants to choose the university as their preferred first choice, “he said.
According to him, the current population of students in the university is over 13,000 and the management is adhering to the NUC’s guidelines regarding teacher: students ratio.
Mr. Fagbohun also said 32 of its programmes would be undergoing NUC’s accreditation from November end and the university was prepared for it.