The Admission Officer of the University of Ilorin, Mr. Mansur Alfanla, has advised prospective admission seekers to be wary of people of dubious character, saying that, anybody requesting for any payment to process admission into the University should be regarded as a fraudster.
Mr. Alfanla gave this advice last Tuesday (September 1, 2015) while featuring on a Yoruba programme entitled “Oro to n lo” on Unilorin 89.3 FM, pointed out that admission is not for sale at the University of Ilorin and that the management of the University would not entertain to any story emanating from such an unlawful act.
While responding to a question on the cut-off mark for this year’s admission exercise, the Admission Officer held that the University Senate is yet to make any pronouncement on this, maintaining that the University always keeps to the principle of fair play and equity by only giving admission to the candidates who meet the admission requirements.
Mr. Alfanla disclosed that the University would admit about 8,000 candidates for the new academic session, pointing out, however, that the University management was working towards increasing the figure.
Explaining that the number of students that would be admitted for the new academic session is subject to the directive of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Mr. Alfanla appealed to governments at all levels to provide needed facilities for the nation’s universities in order to increase their carrying capacities for them to be able to admit more students.
He said that the University of Ilorin had recently introduced over 13 new courses as well as created more Departments to accommodate more students into the most patronised university in Nigeria. According to him, some of the newly accredited courses include Criminology, Computer Engineering, Computer Education, and Public Administration, among others.
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