A total of 50 students from various local press organizations within the university sat the second batch of the induction exam organised by the Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ibadan (UCJUI), on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The exam, which was conducted for intending inductees as part of the 33rd recruitment exercise of the union, was held at Room 32, Faculty of Arts. At the end of the exam, the results revealed that only 34 out of the 50 who sat the exam had up to the required 50%.
Starting from 10:30 a.m., each participant was given one and a half hours to answer the total of 50 multiple choice questions and 2 essay questions, consisting of a news report and an article. The exam tested participants in different areas of journalism and the basic rudiments of the English language.
Members of the examination committee, Kareem Shamusudeen, who doubles as the Editor-in-Chief of the Union, and Theophilus Alawonde, Editor-in-Chief of Indy Press Organization, alongside the Financial Secretary of the Union, Adekunle Kaosarat, supervised the examination.
One of the participants, who spoke to Indy Press’ correspondent about how he felt after the exam, said the exam was fine. On whether the exam was difficult, he said, “I don’t think the exam was hard. Maybe the essay part…but I don’t think the exam was hard,” he answered.
The result of the exam, which was released on Sunday, 12 September 2021, at 11:17 p.m., showed that 34 examinees passed.
In a later broadcast signed by Rauf Fasilat, the President of the Union, at the wee hours of Monday, 13 September 2021, she congratulated those who passed the exam and informed them of the upcoming induction ceremony, scheduled to be held on Saturday, 18 September, 2021.