Out of 103,238 applicants, comprising 21,082 males and 52,156 females seeking for admission into the University of Ilorin for next session, only 11,000 would be admitted, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, has said. He stated that the institution was highly demanded by applicants. Ambali spoke on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during Unilorin’s 32nd convocation media briefing.
He added that it was more committed to meeting the rationale for the establishment of the university, as stated in the Third National Development Plan. The VC said 67 of 6,069 first degree graduands bagged first class. He added that 1,505 made second class upper division, 3,200, second class lower; 1,124, third class while 70 got pass.
Ambali said, “We received a letter to the effect that the Nigerian Army highest hierarchy has approved a collaborative programme leading to the award of a Master of Arts Degree in Peace and Security Studies with Unilorin, through its Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies.Through this programme, senior officers of the Nigerian Army will be trained at Unilorin. With this, the university is poised to impact more and contribute further to the Nigerian project.”
Ambali, who is also the Chairman of the Association of West African Universities, also said it was unsavoury that no Nigerian university was ranked in the first 100 of the global university ranking.