The leadership of the University of Ilorin has responded officially to the news of student who withdrew his studentship as a result of examination malpractice in his Secondary School final exam.
Authorities of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday said that they had accepted the voluntarywithdrawal of a student, Jephtaph Abolarin, from the institution. Abolarin, a 300-Level Sociology student, had written to the university confessing to cheating during his West African Senior School Certificate Examination. Abolarin, who claimed he had become a ‘born-again’ Christian, said continuing his university education, using an unmerited certificate was unjust and immoral.
He wrote the letter to the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Sidiqat Ijaiya, on August 5, 2016. According to him, he wanted to withdraw from the school because he got his WASSCE through examination malpractice. Reacting to the letter on Sunday, the university Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, confirmed the withdrawal of the student according to the Punch. Akogun, who noted that the Senate of the university had accepted the withdrawal letter, added that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, commended Abolarin for his repentance and sincerity. The VC, Akogun added, wished Abolarin well in his future endeavour.