Unilorin to admit more candidates this year, if…- Ambali

The University of Ilorin is determined to
admit more students in the next academic
session subject to the approval of the
National Universities Commission (NUC) for
an increase in its admission quota. This
was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali
(OON), last Wednesday (March 30, 2016)
while featuring on a Radio Nigeria,
Harmony FM, Idofian current affairs
programme, “Our Guest”. For some time
now, the ratio of admitted students to the number of applicants has been a serious
concern to universities in the country,
admission seekers and their parents. For
instance, out of the 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 the low admission quota granted
the most subscribed university by the
regulatory bodies. Fielding questions on
the radio programme, Prof. Ambali noted that the management of the University
was seriously worried that most Nigerian
youths cannot gain admission into their
choice institutions due to the low carrying
capacity of Nigerian universities. While
commenting on the rumour that the University of Ilorin had released its cut- off
marks for the 2016/2017 admission
exercise, the Vice-Chancellor disclosed
that no institution in Nigeria will announce
its cut-off mark until the Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Universities Commission (NUC)
determine the national cut-off marks. Prof.
Ambali said that the University of Ilorin
would only announce its cut-off marks
after the meeting of all tertiary education
institutions in the country with the NUC and JAMB. He, however, warned
desperate admission seekers to be wary of
scammers, as the University of Ilorin’s
admission is not for sale. He said that the
University management has devised a
very stiff punishment for any of its staff that is caught engaging in such dirty deal.

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