By Mosunmola Ayobami in Ilorin
There was shock and surprise at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State as a 300 Level student of the University of Ilorin, Abolarin Akin Jephthah, wrote the authorities of the institution seeking withdrawal from the university.
Jephthah, a student in the Department of Sociology, said in a letter dated August 5, 2016 that he got his WAEC result through which he was admitted in the university through examination malpractices.
He said he took the decision having “encountered the limelight of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which called for repentance and restitution.”
This was contained in a copy of the letter which went viral on the social media, received at the offices of the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) and Registrar as their stamps were conspicously placed on it which signify receipt.
When contacted by our correspondent on telephone the University Spokesman Kunle Akogun confirmed the development, adding that the management had accepted his withdrawal and wished him best of luck in his future endeavours.
“He wrote the letter voluntarily and the management has accepted the withdrawal. The matter was tabled at the Senate last week Tuesday. So, his letter had been accepted and the management wished him best of luck in his future endeavours,” he said.
His letter addressed to the DVC Academics, read: “With all sense of humility, I “ABOLARIN AKIN JEPHTHAH” with matric number (13/77jb010), a 300 Level student in the Department of sociology wish to openly declare the reason why I withdraw from the university.
“Sir, just as a house that was built on faulty foundation will surely collapse, it is also certain that a career that is built on a faulty foundation will definately collapse. All through my secondary school days, I am just a church goer without geniue salvation and the fear of God, as a result of this, I got my WAEC result through examination malpractices.
“By the grace of God, i have encountered the limelight of the gospel of Jesus Christ which called for repentance and restitution. Sir with deep conviction i have realized that there is no point of building my academic career on a faulty foundation since the WAEC result i got through malpractice is the basis in which my admission into this University anchored. Therefore, i have decided to withdraw from the University and start all over again.”