The Oasis Reporters
March 1, 2017
In the packed matriculation hall, newly admitted students were jolted by the voice of their Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, and Mrs Rebecca Okojie, the acting Registrar warning the over 10,000 of them against getting involved in cultism and watching blue films on and outside the campus.
They also advised them to comply strictly to the rules guiding the institution’s operations, adding that anyone found contravening them would be rusticated, in Ilorin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the university formally admitted 10,886 new students for the 2016/2017 academic session during the matriculation.
Prof. Ambali in his speech told the students that they were the lucky few out of 110,675 applicants who sought the university’s admission, which is the highest number of applicants for a single Nigerian university in the whole country .
He said that 103,482 candidates chose Unilorin as their first choice, while about 65,417 of the candidates scored 180 marks and above in their Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations .
He further said that 75,605 candidates registered for the Post-UTME screening, the university offered admissions to 13,570, but 10,886 out of them registered.
Ambali enjoined the students to treasure the admission as a golden opportunity that would launch them to lofty heights if properly utilized .
“I expect the best from you, our new students. I expect nothing, but hard work, from you. There is no room for vices here, once you are caught, you are gone.
“This set means a lot to me because you will be the last I will be admitting before I finish my tenure as the Vice Chancellor”, he concluded .
Also speaking, the acting Registrar of the University, Mrs Rebecca Okojie warned the students to shun cult activities on and outside the campuses.
She also cautioned them against watching pornographic films and videos on the campus.
Okojie said the institution also had zero tolerance for indecent dressing.
The University of Ilorin is noted for it’s conservative bent, shunning wears that depict indecency and is intolerant of Strike actions after its clash with government over fifteen years ago that saw to the sack of many prominent lecturers while the matter went to court.
It is said to be very serious in academic discipline.