About 12,209 candidates sat for the 2019 Bayero University, Kano Aptitude Test (BUKAT).
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Professor Adamu Idris Tanko on Saturday, confirmed this to reporters
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor said 15,817 applied to BUK for the 2019/2020 admission exercise, out of which a total of 12,209 participated in the screening exercise, although some candidates might have missed the exercise.
Professor Adamu Idris Tanko expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of the exercise and said that the screening was very smooth while staff on duty were very dutiful, adding that the exercise started as scheduled without any hitch and no case of examination misconduct was reported.
The Registrar, Hajiya Fatima Binta Mohammed also expressed delight over the arrangements and smooth conduct of the exercise. She stated that more venues were provided to decongest the crowd while two situation rooms were provided one each at old and new campuses to decentralize the coordination of the exercise.
‘’The University engaged the services of both teaching and non-teaching staff as invigilators, as well as some students, who served as ‘campus guide’ in order to ensure the smooth running of the exercise,’’ said Hajiya Fatima Mohammed.
Also commenting on the screening, the Director, Centre for Information Technology (CIT), Professor Mohammed Ajiya, said that the exercise could be rated as very successful, as it was stress-free.
According to him, ‘’the screening exercise was conducted in two sessions, morning and afternoon and candidates were accommodated on the basis of their courses.
He said that each candidate was given questions based on his/her registered JAMB courses and the questions were personalized and randomized to avoid any examination misconducts.
Similarly, the Director, Directorate of Examinations, Admissions and Records (DEAR), Hajiya Amina Umar, who coordinates the screening has disclosed that majority of the candidates were well behaved and properly dressed, noting that no cases of impersonation were recorded.
Some candidates who wrote the screening examination, Ummuhani Abdulmalik Ize (B.Sc Biochemistry) and Abubakar Ayuba Abu Sufyan (B.Sc. Architecture) expressed satisfaction with the arrangement made by the University.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, who went round the screening venues was satisfied with the arrangement