UNILORIN to increase admission Quota For 2016/2017 Candidates

The management at the University of Ilorin » ,
UNILORIN , has reportedly revealed plans to admit
more students in the next academic session.
According to NationalMirror , this decision is
pending approval from the National Universities
Commission, NUC .
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor
AbdulGaniyu Ambali, said this when he was
featured on Radio Nigeria, Harmony FM current
affairs programme.
The institution had for over a decade been
oversubscribed by student applicants, who for
some time now, made the admission ratio of
admitted students to the number of applicants
very low. The development, which is also
applicable in other universities, according to
Ambali, has been “ a serious concern to
universities in the country, admission seekers and
their parents. ”
Ngstudents.com
Ambali also said, ” for instance, out of more than
103,000 candidates that applied to study in the
University of Ilorin in the 2015/2016 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, only 11,
057 could be admitted due to low admission quota
granted the most subscribed university by the
regulatory bodies. ”
Fielding questions on the live radio programme
during a phone in session, Ambali noted that the
management of the university was seriously
worried that most Nigerian youths could not gain
admission into their choice institutions due to
the low carrying capacity of Nigerian
universities.
The VC also touched on the rumour that the
University of Ilorin had released its cut-off marks
for the 2016/2017 admission exercise. He said
that no institution in Nigeria will announce its
cut-off mark until, JAMB and NUC determine the
national cut-off marks.
Ambali also said » the University of Ilorin would
only announce its cut-off marks after the
meeting of all tertiary education institutions in
the country with the NUC and JAMB.
He, however, warned desperate admission
seekers to be wary of scammers, saying the
university’s admission was not for sale pointing
out that the university management had put in
place, a very stiff punishment for any of its staff
caught engaging in dirty deals.

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