The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, has said that of the 104,000 JAMB candidates that applied for admission into the university, only about 11 per cent would be admitted.
He explained that the university could only admit about 11,000 students out of those writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, being conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB,
Ambali spoke during the 40th anniversary of UNILORIN Department of History and International Studies, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Thursday.
According to him, “UNILORIN remained the most applied university in Nigeria by admission seekers for the consecutive fourth time”.
The VC pleaded with the 93,000 applicants who will not be offered admission and their parents and guardians to show understanding with the university over the development.
In his remarks, Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed said the study of history is important to understand the past and predict the future
He called for the protection of historical monuments in Nigeria.
Ahmed who was represented by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Aminat Ahmed said his administration will construct roads that will give access to historical sites in the state.
He reiterated the commitment of his administration to maintain a peaceful and secure environment in the state as well greater access to quality education in the state.
Head of Department, History and International Studies, UNILORIN, Dr. Ibrahim Jawondo called on corporate organizations and philanthropists to assist the department in its quest for more infrastructural and human capital development.