University Of Ibadan Sends 408 Students Packing

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Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan. Professor Idowu Olayinka

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Management of the University of Ibadan have asked 408 students of the University to withdraw from the institution over failure to meet the minimum academic requirements to stay in the University.

New Nigerian gathered that already, the University’s Senate has ratified the withdrawal of the students at its meeting where results of graduating and non-graduating students were considered and approved.

Sources close to the University disclosed that at least, three-quarter of the students asked to withdraw from the university were those in 100 level who were admitted into the university without writing the Post-UTME screening examinations.

Commenting on the withdrawal of the students, University  of Ibadan  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto while speaking declared that the University  will continue to uphold its standards despite dwindling funding to the university by adhering to global standards.

Professor Aderinto charged parents of those students returning to the University to ensure that they monitor to ensure that their wards who have been asked to withdraw from the university do not lie and continue to extort money in the name of being a student at the University.

“The University is determined to uphold standards. We are saying that being admitted to the University of Ibadan is a rarely privilege that require students to be up and doing in their studies. There are minimum academic requirements a student must meet at the end of the session and those who fall short of that would have to leave the university” he said.

Speaking further, Professor Aderinto emphasized that the conduct of UI Model of Post-UTME screening has helped to separate ‘men from boys’ and helped the institution in maintaining its historical standard as a global brand.

“UI has been able to invent her own model of screening applicants and it has shown that those who we screened performed far better than those not subjected to our screening after “

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