By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State House of Assembly (KWHA) has appealed to the authorities of the University of Ilorin to reopen its admission portal to enable candidates of the Interim Joint Matriculation Board(IJMB).
IJMB and Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUBEB) to upload their results for admission consideration.
This was part of the resolutions of the House in plenary on Tuesday on a Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved by the member representing Ojomu /Balogun Constituency, Hon Saheed Popoola, supported by Hon Wahab Opakunle, Afon Constituency.
The House also called on lawmakers from Kwara State in the National Assembly to liaise with relevant federal agencies with a view of correcting a perceived anomaly in the early closure of the University’s portal.
The Speaker, Rt Hon Yakubu Salihu, in conveying the resolution of the House, noted that the reopening of the portal will enable more qualified candidates with requisite Advanced Level qualifications to upload their results for admission considerations.
Leading the debate on the Motion, Hon Popoola said it was worrisome that the University of Ilorin closed its portal before the results of the JUBEB, an examination the university had candidates; thus denying many candidates admission opportunities.
Other Honourable members who contributed to the debate on the Motion are Hon Abdullahi Halidu Danbaba (Kaiama/ Wajibe /Kemaji), Hon Raphael Adetiba-Olarenwaju ( Oke Ero), Hon Abdulkareem Paku (Ipaye /Malete /Oloru), Hon Wahab Opakunle (AFON), Hon Awodiji Omotayo Felix (Irepodun) and Hon Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim (Owode-Onire).
The Kwara State Sports Commission Bill also passed through second reading with members underscoring the need for the passage of the Bill into Law to drive sports development in the state.
The Bill was referred by the Speaker, Rt Hon Yakubu Salihu, to the House Committee on Youth, Sports, Culture, Tourism and Information for Public Hearing.