Covenant University has conducted the first home based post UTME test in Nigeria amid coronavirus inspired restrictions.
The private university held its scholarship aptitude screening test for the 2020 Academic year virtually unlike in previous years.
During the debate for the re-opening of schools, the Federal Government had suggested that Universities across the country take their lessons online. Public Universities had however argued that the country did not have that type of infrastructure on ground.
Covenant University was however able to transition seamlessly from physically screening its fresh students to an entirely online process.
According to the chairman of the post-UTME screening for 2020, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku, the exercise started on Wednesday and has 3,000 applicants going through the process.
“Screening of candidates has been hitch-free because, at Covenant, we are accustomed to the use of ICT. Since COVID-19 started, we’ve been on virtual, delivering lectures to our students and having meetings and conferences. So, I believe that’s the way to go,” he said.
The chairman said the university already informed parents and guardians of the necessary conditions and equipment as well as how much data to be used for their wards to carry out the exercise smoothly.