Not more 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 institution.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 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 examinations.
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.
Adeyinka Aderinto, the deputy vice-chancellor (Academic) 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.”
Additional reports by Daily Post.