No fewer than 108 fresh students have been rusticated from University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) for gaining admission through dubious means. This was disclosed by the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, on Monday in Ilorin while exchanging views with the Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Mr. Sam Okaula, who visited him.
According to the VC, due to stable academic calendar and culture of excellence prevalent in the university, the pressure to secure admission into the institution has become high and this result in some candidates seeking illegal and unauthorised ways to gain admission into the university.
He however, assured the commissioner of the university’s continuous cooperation by readily offering the police useful information required in the course of their work, reiterating 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.
The commissioner in response 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 however, pleaded with the VC to assist such personnel in securing admission to improve their capacity to be able to better deal with crime in the country.
Meanwhile, a High Court sitting in Ilorin had on Friday ordered the University to settle its outstanding tax liability of N970 million to the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIIRS). According to the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Bayo Yusuf, the application for stay of execution by the Applicant (University of Ilorin) on the judgment earlier given in favor of Claimant (KWIRS) is not valid and is now subsequently dismissed by the Court.