– The management at the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, has reportedly revealed plans to admit more students in the next academic session.
According to National Mirror, this decision is pending approval from the National Universities Commission, NUC.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, said this when he was featured on Radio Nigeria, Harmony FM current affairs programme.
The institution had for over a decade been oversubscribed by student applicants, who for some time now, made the admission ratio of admitted students to the number of applicants very low. The development, which is also applicable in other universities, according to Ambali, has been “a serious concern to universities in the country, admission seekers and their parents.”
Ambali also said, “for instance, out of more than 103,000 candidates that applied to study in the University of Ilorin in the 2015/2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, only 11, 057 could be admitted due to low admission quota granted the most subscribed university by the regulatory bodies.”