The latest information reaching us from the University of Ibadan, (UI) last week Friday, 1st February 2013, is that the institition admitted 2,671 candidates out of 41,367 candidates who applied for admission into the University for the 2012/2013 academic session.(this is less than 6 Per cent!!)
Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan, said this in Ibadan while speaking at the matriculation ceremony held at the International Conference Centre of the university.
He disclosed that 75, (100 level) Students admitted during the 2011/2012 session were asked to withdraw from the Institution for failure to meet the institution’s academic requirements. (another reason why you should pay much attention to your documents)
He further said the Institution had built a reputation for itself as an institution of first choice, Prof. Isaac Adewole, assured the students that the college had the relevant resources to make them the best in their chosen fields.
The VC said University of Ibadan had become the best choice of many parents/guardians who wanted a University with integrity for their children/wards.
He urged the new students to earn honour of being outstanding graduates of the university by pursuing their studies with vigour during their stay in the institution.
During his matriculation lecture, Professor Innocent Modo, of the University of Uyo, called on private and individual organisations to contribute positively toward the education tax fund.
The title of the lecture: Balancing the Protest Culture Among Undergraduate Students with making
The best use of the Golden Opportunity for Academic Excellence.
He urged the matriculants to focus on achieving academic excellence rather than embarking on the protest culture of criticising what was wrong within the society or the institution.
It is time for all interested candidates who want to apply for University of Ibadan for the 2013/2014 academic session to put on their seat belt. Gaining admission into Nigeria Institutions is a battle field. Are you prepared?
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