At the 2015/2016 matriculation of the University of Ibadan on Thursday, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, disclosed that eighty students were expelled from the University at the end of the last academic session for poor academic performance.
The matriculation ceremony of 4008 students was held at the University’s International Conference Centre.
Professor Abel Olayinka said that 28 of the expelled students came from the sciences, while 20 came from Agriculture and Forestry department. Arts produced 13 of them, Basic Medical Sciences 1, Public Health 1, Social Sciences 6, Education 4, Technology 5, and Veterinary Medicine 2.
This year ranks the highest in the number of students admitted by the University in a session with a whooping 4008, as the previous recorded peaks were at 3000.
A faculty-by-faculty breakdown detail of the undergraduate admissions are; Agriculture and Forestry 408, Arts 618, Medicine 550, Education 784, Law 147, Pharmacy 90, Science 571, Technology 369, The Social Sciences 351, and Veterinary Medicine 120, totaling 4,008.
According to the Vice Chancellor, out of 23,219 students that made 200 and above that were invited for Post-UTME, 19,292 sat for the exam out of which 3,225 were given admissions adding that an additional 783 admitted were from 2,512 applicants received from Direct entry.
32,587 made the institution first and second choices with score 180 and above, while 23,219 made it first and second choice with 200 and above scores and were invited for Post-UTME.
Candidates who sat for the Post-UTME were 19,292 and candidates that were cleared for admission were 3,225. 2,512 applied through Direct entry and those offered admission were 783.
The Vice Chancellor, while addressing the freshmen, listed a number of other criminal offences which could result in the students losing their admissions, namely;
Examination misconduct, unruly behavior, indecent behavior, vandalism, miscellaneous hall offences, unauthorized use/displacement/damage to university property, pilfering, insubordination, direct sale of bed space/squatting in halls of residence, membership of secret cult(s) on campus, illegal participation in the National Youth Service Program, illegal registration as full-time student, and infringement of other university regulations among others.
Also, he listed fraud, theft, burglary, assault occasioning bodily harm, murder, membership of a secret cult inside or outside campus, possession of fire-arms, arson, rape, possession and/or use of hard drug and drug trafficking as the criminal offences which must be referred to the Police.
He urged the students to comport themselves in a manner befitting of an undergraduate student and or new postgraduate student of the premier institution, as the university would not tolerate any act of hooliganism and wanton destruction of properties – all in the name of students’ demonstration, indecent dressing, prostitution and or any other social vices.
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