Latest educational news reaching our news desk today, is that the Management board of the University of Ilorin will be admitting ONLY 11,000 candidates, out of the 103,238 applicants who applied for admission, through the Joint Admission and Matriculation board (jamb) exercise.
The 103,238 applicants comprises of 21,082 males and 52,156 females, who are currently seeking for admission into the University of Ilorin for next session. According to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali formally shared with Dailyschoolnews that only a total of 11,000 would be admitted.
Professor Abdulganiyu disclosed that the academic institution was highly demanded by applicants in the 2016 just concluded JAMB exercises, even when some federal universities had 148 admission seekers.
The Unilorin VC, Mr. Ambali spoke on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during Unilorin’s 32nd convocation media briefing. You can read the full speech Here -> Unilorin Graduates 8,038 Students and 67 Make 1st Class
Mr. Ambali further shared that the school is more committed to meeting the rationale for the establishment of the university, as stated in the Third National Development Plan. The Vice Chancellor further went on to disclose that 67 of 6,069 first degree graduands bagged first class.
The VC also added that a total number of One thousand, five hundred and five (1,505) graduands made second class upper division, 3,200, second class lower; 1,124, third class while 70 got pass.
Ambali said, “We received a letter to the effect that the Nigerian Army highest hierarchy has approved a collaborative programme, which will lead to the award of a Master of Arts Degree in Peace and Security Studies with Unilorin, through its Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies.
“Through this programme which is mentioned above, senior officers of the Nigerian Army will be trained at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin). With this, the university is poised to impact more and contribute further to the Nigerian project.”
Mr. Ambali who is the VC of Unilorin, is also the Chairman of the Association of West African Universities, disclosed that it was unsavoury that no Nigerian university was ranked in the first 100 of the global university ranking.