The University of Ilorin says no fewer than108
fresh students of the institution were expelled for
gaining admission through dubious means.
The institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdul
Ganiyu Ambali, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin
while exchanging views with the Commissioner
of Police in Kwara, Mr Sam Okaula, who visited
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.
Earlier, Okaula said the university was highly
regarded as one of the best universities in Africa
because of its stable academic calendar.
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.
He said that no student of the institution was
among the 118 recently arrested for cult-related
The commissioner commended the Security Unit
of the university for its focus, discipline and
professionalism, assuring the vice-chancellor of
the continuous support of the police.
Ukaula said the police had adopted scientific
investigation method, noting that some officers
would require more education in that regard.
He pleaded with Ambali to assist such personnel
in securing admission to improve their capacity
to be able to better deal with crime in the
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