A UNILORIN student (University of Illorin, UNILORIN, Kwara State), known as Abolarin Akin Jephthah, has done what many present day youths can never do considering the stress involved in gaining admission into Nigeria’s institutions of higher learning as well as the amount of money required.
According to the letter sent to the DVC ( Academics) of the university by the young man, who is a 300 level student of the department of Sociology, Abolarin explained that the result of the West Africa Examination Council with which he gained admission into the school was gotten through malpractice and consequent upon his encounter with Jesus, which brought about a spiritual transformation in his life, his eyes has been opened to understand that a career built on a faulty foundation will eventually collapse just as is the case with a house whose foundation is faulty.
Following the repentance of the UNILORIN student, which he says calls for restitution, he made it clear that he was ‘deeply convinced’ to forsake his academic pursuit in the school and start all over.
So, the idea of this born again UNILORIN student to withdraw from school has been making rounds on social media since the story came on board. His motion has trailed with mixed reactions as many believe he completely lacks understanding of what restitution means while others are of the opinion that he abandoned his education because he never liked his course of study.
A Facebook commentator, Bibi Mary Amakime, said she totally agree with the idea of restitution, adding “but I hope he will also return his fees to his parents as he has also defrauded them”.
Some group of people are wondering what he would have done if he had graduated before he found his new faith. Others are asking “why didn’t he just ask for forgiveness and move on and all?”
It looks like this is the kind of change President Buhari expects from Nigerians!