Lagos State University on Tuesday said there would be an extension of the
deadline for prospective candidates to register for the online 2018/2019 admission
The institution’s Spokesman, Mr Ademola Adekoya, made this known in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Adekoya said the extension was as a result of the hitches experienced by
prospective candidates during the registration for the admission screening since the
He said the delay witnessed by most candidates was unusual with the university’s
portal and was as a result of a change of the payment platform of the university.
“The university decided to patronise Remita because the company accommodated
so many of its students who participated in the Ready, Set, Work Initiative.
“Unfortunately, the server has yet to be perfected to process payment and
“Due to the lapses and challenges experienced by some of the candidates, there
will be an extension in the deadline for the registration to accommodate those
facing such challenges.
“Although I cannot ascertain for how many days the extension will be, the deadline
initially scheduled for August 16 will surely be extended,’’ he said.
According to him, part of the challenges reported is that payments do not drop as
soon as it is made; so candidates cannot continue with their registration.
Adekoya advised intending students who were still finding it difficult or
impossible to register to visit cyber cafes in the university campus because they
were more familiar with the operation and techniques of the process.
He also allayed fears of prospective candidates who were still expecting the
National Examination Council result, saying that the university would also
accommodate them to register.
He said the university would reopen its portal for few days for the affected
candidates to register once the result is out.
Adekoya also noted that the university was in contact with Remita to ensure that
the portal worked seamlessly without giving prospective students unnecessary
He, however, advised candidates to be patient with the system, as it was only
delaying and would still service them, as it had done to so many.
NAN reports that LASU had announced that portal for registration of the
2019/2020 online admission screening would be opened between August 1st to
The university also said that screening of the prospective students would be based
on Point Grading System.