Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, has disclosed why 711 candidates were dismissed after being offered admission.
He said the rejected students uploaded excellent results, which was later discovered during admission screening to be fake.
The management’s decision irked outrage from students who alleged that the university collected money from many candidates and rejected them.
Professor Ambali, while speaking with reporters said: “The issue of people trying to say we collected their money and refused to offer them admission is uncalled for.
“They wasted our time. In any civilized society those people should be prosecuted. That is examinations malpractice.
“If those people are using fraudulent means to come in, you can imagine what they will do when they become our students fully.
The Vice chancellor stressed that their admission was forfeited just to teach them a lesson, adding that the outrage is aimed at denting the positive image of the university.
“But we thought they were young people, we say they should learn by losing the opportunity.
“They can reapply. We thought they had to be taught a lesson and that was why we kept quiet.
“They are just trying to portray the university negatively.
“You know the university has come a long way.
“For the last three years, we have been the most patronized university with over 100,000 applicants wanting to come and join us.”
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