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.