The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has said it has expelled 108 students for gaining admission through dubious means.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, who spoke yesterday in Ilorin while chatting with Police Commissioner Sam Okaula, who visited him, said because of the stable academic calendar and culture of excellence prevalent in the university, the pressure to secure admission was high.
“This results in candidates seeking illegal and unauthorised ways to gain admission into the university,” he said.
Ambali assured the commissioner of the university’s cooperation by giving the police information required in the course of their work.
He said: “We will volunteer any information you need to succeed.’’
The VC reiterated the university’s stance on zero tolerance for cultism and indecent dressing, saying this had helped to maintain sanity on the campus.
Prof. Ambali assured the police boss that eligible personnel of the Force interested in higher education could take advantage of the opportunity provided by the university’s Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies.
Okaula said the university was regarded as one of the best in Africa because of its stable academic calendar.
He said security was a collective responsibility of every member of a community, adding that Unilorin demonstrated zero tolerance for cultism.
The police commissioner said no student of the institution was among the 118 arrested for cult-related activities.
He hailed the university’s security unit for its focus, discipline and professionalism, assuring the VC of police’s support.
Okaula said the police adopted scientific investigative method, noting that some officers would require more education in that regard.
He urged Ambali to assist such personnel in securing admission to improve their capacity to better deal with crime.