The University of Ibadan is reportedly set to expel 328 students. The 100 level students, which are listed for expulsion those who have had “shameful academic performance” in the recently concluded 2016/2017 session.
According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, he blamed the situation on the absence of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test before the affected students and others in their set were offered provisional admission.
According to the VC, the list of the affected students was compiled following the meeting of the University Senate held on March 19 and 20 to deliberate on the 2016/2017 academic results of the final year and non-final year students.
He said that one out of every nine of the 100 level students did not meet the minimum condition to retain their studentship.
Prof. Olayinka said, “It can be observed that students in the science-based disciplines, in particular, did not perform too well, with the pass rate being lowest at 67.5 per cent at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine.”
“On the other hand, the Humanities-based discipline posted better results, with the best coming from the Faculty of Law at 99.2 per cent.”
The don blamed “the shameful performance on the failure to conduct the annual post-UTME test for students admitted to the University for the 2016/2017 session.”
Prof. Olayinka is however hoping for an improved academic performance from the new students that gained admission into the school during the 2017/2018 academic year. This, he said was because they sat for and passed the post-UTME test.