Education

UI expels 408 students for poor academic performance

Abiola Kolawole, Ibadan.
 
 
For those who are familiar with the education system of the Premier university, University of Ibadan, Tsunami is the language used to describe the situation when the university purges itself of those who could not meet up with the  minimum academic requirements of the institution. 
 
 
In the same university, erosion occurs when students who are not doing well in a department or faculty are advised to leave for another department or faculty with lower academic requirement.

 

 

Rising from its meeting, the Senate of the university asked no fewer than 408 students of the University to withdraw from the University for failure to meet the minimum academic requirements to stay in the University.

 

 

The Senate ratified the withdrawal at its meeting where results of graduating and non-graduating students were considered and approved.

 

 

It was gathered that three-quarter of those who were asked to leave the university were those in 100 level who were admitted into the university without writing the Post-UTME screening examinations.

The University of Ibadan had admitted a total of 3,483 for the 2016/2017 session when there was opposition to the conduct of post-UTME screening.

 

 

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan stated that the University of Ibadan will continue to uphold its standards despite dwindling funding to the university by adhering to global standards.

 

 

The DVC asked parents of those students returning to the University to ensure that they monitor them in order to ensure that their wards who have been asked to withdraw from the university do not lie and continue to extort money with the claim that they are still students of the institution.

 

 

According to professor Aderinto, 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.

 

 

“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, ” he concluded.

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