No fewer than 408 students of the University of Ibadan have
been asked to withdraw from the university for failure to
meet the minimum academic requirements to stay in the
It was reported on Tuesday that the Senate of the
University ratified the withdrawal at its meeting where
results of graduating and non-graduating students were
considered and approved.
It was gathered that majority of those asked to leave the
university were those in 100 level, who were admitted into
the university without writing the Post-UTME screening
The institution, it was also learnt admitted a total of 3,483
for the 2016/2017 session when there was opposition to the
conduct of post-UTME screening.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka
Aderinto, who confirmed the development in an interview
with journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan, stated that the
university would continue to uphold its standards despite
dwindling funding to the university.
He, however, asked parents of the expelled students to
ensure that they would not lie and continue to extort money
in the name of being students of the University.
Aderinto said that the conduct of UI Model of Post-UTME
screening has helped to separate ‘men from boys’ and
helped the institution in maintaining its historical standard
as a global brand.
He said, “The University is determined to uphold standards.
We are saying that being admitted to the University of
Ibadan is a rarely privilege that require students to be up and
doing in their studies.
“There are minimum academic requirements a student must
meet at the end of the session and those who fall short of
that would have to leave the university.
“UI has been able to invent her own model of screening
applicants and it has shown that those who we screened
performed far better than those not subjected to our
screening after taking JAMB.”