JAMB: We admitted 18.45% of candidates – UNILORIN VC
By DEMOLA AKINYEMI
ILORIN—Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, yesterday, said that only 18.45% of the candidates who applied for admission in the last JAMB examination were offered.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony of the university, Ambali then urged the lucky students to be dedicated to their studies which was their primary assignment in the university.
He also asked the new students to shun acts capable of jeopardising their stay in the university.
The Vice Chancellor said: “Dear matriculating students, when you want to pluck the flowers, please mind the thorns. When you want to enjoy the fruits of hard work, you should know how to avoid trouble. Trouble begins from violating the university rules and regulations and climaxes in you forgetting what brought you here.
“I urge you to familiarize yourselves with the university handbook on rules and regulations and digest it’s contents. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. The university has zero tolerance for indiscipline.”
“In this respect, I enjoin you to always avoid bad company and not to lose focus of why you are here any day. You have been offered provisional admissions, which means that the university in due course will determine your suitability to belong to its community or otherwise, in character and in knowledge. It will be a shame if you are found to be defective in character and unsuitable in learning, two major factors that make students ‘exit’ before the completion of their courses.
“The university is established by law and is operated by law. Be law abiding and do not take the law into your hands for any reasons whatsoever.”
Ambali further explained that no fewer than 64,121 candidates sought for admission at the university in 2012/2013 academic session.