65,000 candidates scramble for 7, 800 slots in UNILORIN
Vice chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, has said that the University had vacancy for only 7, 800 candidates out of the 65,000 of them seeking for admission into the institution for the 2015/2016 academic session.
He gave this indication on Monday in Ilorin while speaking with newsmen on preparations for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the university.
He said a total of 65, 000 candidates wrote the post UMTE computer-based test, out of which 30, 384 candidates scored 50% and above.
The Vice Chancellor said the institution’s admission quota for this year had been reduced, just as the university continued to witness increased patronage from students seeking admission.
He said the university management had written a letter to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), through the National Universities Commission (NUC) to increase the quota.
“The university has more facilities, more academic programmes, more good lecturers, more patronage in terms of candidates, and other needed infrastructures that can accommodate more students,” he said.
Prof Ambali said that academic stability in the university was its highest selling point, hence the scramble for admission by candidates.
He said the university was lucky to have academic staff who engaged in constructive unionism, adding that the management also complemented with openness and transparency.
“Usually, the issue between the academic staff and the management bothers on salary, allowance, non conducive environment, lack of infrastructure like water, light and other amenities, among others.
“As the chairman of all the chairmen in the university, everyone’s welfare is my priority. When there’s money, we share and if there’s none, we share the moment together”, he said.