University of Ilorin’s admission process is not discriminatory — VC

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has
dismissed insinuations that itdiscriminates in its
admission process in favour of people from
Kwara state.
Speaking with Daily Trust , the Vice Chancellor of
the University, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali,
said the intuition does not discriminate Nigerians
from any part of the country.
Ambali said the regulations laid out by the Joint
Admissions Matriculations Board (JAMB) are
strictly followed.
“It is an insinuation that we have to really educate
ourselves on because the University of Ilorin is a
federal government institution that has the rules
and regulations governing admission by JAMB and
we make sure that at faculty level, those that are
going to implement that adhere strictly to the
JAMB rules and regulations,” he said.
“There is equal opportunity for everybody
irrespective of where they come from.
“In fact, the University of Ilorin is one of the few
universities that pride themselves of having
representation from all the states of the federation
in terms of employment or admission.”
Ambali explained that the guidelines are followed
strictly in line with Federal character, even where
it leaves some qualified candidates out.
“For example, our admission quota for Medicine is
just 150 candidates for a whole class and when
you share that among the 36 states each state gets
probably five or four and when we have 10 people
with 230 which is our minimum for medicine, the
college will then take the best four among the 10.
“The college may take somebody with 230 from
Osun and leave somebody with 236 from Oyo
because there are other candidates who scored
higher than that from Oyo.”
“JAMB says if the quota is not followed
accordingly, we will end up training doctors only
from one state and before you realize it, the
country will not be stable because you have
greater manpower from one state of the federation
than the others.”
UNILORIN is one of the universities that receive
very high number of applications.
Recently, Ambali said only 7,800 of the 65,000
candidates that sat for its Post-Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be
admitted for the 2015/2016 session.

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