Eighty foreign students are among the 12,650 students offered admission by the University of Ilorin for the 2014/2015 academic session, the Vice Chancellor, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali has said.
Speaking at the matriculation of the new students held at the university on Monday, Professor Ambali said that out of 114, 700mcandidates that applied for admission at the university of in 2014/2015 academic session, over 100,000 were unable to gain admission into the institution.
The Vice Chancellor said that only 12, 650, which represents 11 per cent of the applicants were offered the admission for the academic session.
Ambali explained that 22, 601 of the applicants passed the post-UTME screening and thus qualified to be admitted but the university had to admit the best among them to the extent of admission capacity of the institution.
He said that the admitted students were fortunate to have gained the admission and asked them to be grateful to God, their parents and guardians and the university.
The Vice Chancellor who titled his address “Arise and Fly” told the students that they would fly high in the university and afterwards if they do what is right and shun what is wrong.
He listed what the right things they should do to include believe in God and believe in yourself; adhere strictly to the university rules and regulations; attend your lectures punctually; work hard on your studies and health; and respect yourself, your lecturers, the university staff and your fellow students.
He said wrong things they were supposed not to do include: “Don’t engage in examination malpractice; don’t join unregistered groups and associations; don’t dress indecently; don’t fight with anyone; don’t disobey constituted authority.”