The University of Maiduguri has revealed that admissions into the institution will be released before the end of October.
This was revealed to our correspondent by the deputy vice chancellor, academic matters, Prof Aliyu Shugaba.
The university has resumed since October 2 followimg a long break but admissions for incoming students are yet to be released.
Shugaba noted that the university previously targets October 15 for the placements.
'We are working on it, we were targeting 15th of this month, but from all indication, that won't be possible', he said, adding that 'it will hopefully be out before the end of this month'.
According to him, the University is expecting to admit 9,500 applicants. About 10% of them will be direct entry applicants.
Meanwhile, rumours were rife that the university will not admit direct entry applicants with less than an upper credit grade.
Applicants and their parents have repeatedly asked for clarification and confirmation on the matter.
However, the DVC confirmed to YERWA EXPRESS NEWS that the it is true, noting that 'it is the decision taken by the Senate committee on admissions.
'They decided that only those with 10 points from NCE (and above), 10 points from IJMB (and above), and those with upper credit (and above for diploma) will be considered for direct entry admissions'.
The DVC believes that so far, there is no compromise from the side of the university on the matter.
On the rumored increment of registration fees, he said he is unaware.
On the reopening of closed gates also, the acting chief security officer, Isa Adamu, said the closure was a joint decision by the university, the Nigerian military and police and it was meant to protect lives and properties.
'It was a joint decision. The University management, the military and the police sat down and looked at the security implications of this places and decided to close these gates', he clarified.
Asked whether there's any hope for reopening, the DVC stressed that 'until we have clearance... nobody is going to open any gate'.
Of about 6 gates of the university, only gates 1 and 2 are still open since suicide attacks became incessant.