The University on the Niger (UNINIGER), Ụmụnya, Anambra State, has formally announced its takeoff, specifying the time frame for the registration and screening of the POST-UTME of its prospective students.
According to a one-page press-release signed by the Registrar of the institution, Lady Odisa Okeke, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the POST-UTME screening which commenced on November 1, 2023, will end on December 31, 2023.
Lady Okeke explained that the university got the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run 20 degree programmes in various faculties with effect from the 2023/2024 academic session.
She said that the approved faculties are; Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts/Management/Social Sciences and Faculty of Science and Computing.
The degree programmes of the faculties include; Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Dental Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Public Health and Health Information Sciences.
Others are: Pharmacy, Law, Accounting, Psychology, Economics and Development Studies and Christian Theology.
Also enlisted are: Forensic Science, Microbiology, Computer Science and Cyber Security.
The release emphasized that to qualify for admission into any of the programmes, candidates must possess at least five Ordinary Level Credit Passes in relevant subjects, including the English Language and Mathematics.
Prospective candidates are also expected to have sat and obtained a minimum score of 150 in the 2023 JAMB/UTME examination.
The release further read: "Such candidates must also effect 'Change of Institution/Course' to the University on the Niger on the JAMB portal on or before December 31, 2023.
"During registration, candidates are
advised to use e-mails and GSM numbers that are easily assessable to them”, adding that the request was for fast and easy communication.
However, the document warned that at any point of the screening and the admission process, should any false information be discovered on account of any candidate, that such candidate’s application would be automatically disqualified.
The press-release advised interested and qualified candidates to use the following e-mail and contact numbers of the university for more information on application: E-mail = [email protected], hotline: 08155311025, 08064561018.
The university which recently obtained a take-off certificate from the Federal Government runs two campuses in Onitsha and at the Iyi-Enu Teaching Hospital with its permanent site at Umunya.
While the Iyi-Enu Teaching Hospital Campus of the university houses the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, the All Saints’ Cathedral Campus, Onitsha, has the Faculty of Arts/Management/Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Computing.