It is no longer news that the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) expelled no fewer than 108 fresh students of the institution for gaining admission through dubious means. This is to serve as a warning to other aspirants who are resorting to false means in order to obtain admission into the school.
Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, Vice-Chancellor of the university disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin while exchanging views with the Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Mr Sam Okaula, who visited him.
Ambali told the commissioner that due to stable academic calendar and culture of excellence prevalent in the university, the pressure to secure admission into the institution was high. “This result in some candidates seeking illegal and unauthorised ways to gain admission into the university,” he said.
Ambali assured the commissioner of the university’s continuous cooperation by readily offering the police useful information required in the course of their work. “We will volunteer any information you need to succeed,’’ the vice chancellor said.
He reiterated the university’s stance on zero tolerance for cultism and indecent dressing, stressing that these had helped to maintain sanity on the campus.
Ambali also gave an assurance that eligible personnel of the Force interested in higher education could take advantage of the opportunity provided by the university’s Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies.
UNILORIN is highly regarded as one of the best universities in Africa because of its stable academic calendar and as such Okaula also said that security was a collective responsibility of every member of a community, adding that the university had demonstrated zero tolerance for cultism.