The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof.
Abdulganiyu Ambali, has said that out of 103,238 applicants
comprising 21,082 males and 52,156 females for admission
to the university for next session, the university will be able
to accommodate less than 11,000.
He stated that the university was receiving high admission
pressure from applicants even when some federal
universities, according to him, had 148 admission seekers.
Ambali spoke on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital,
during Unilorin’s 32nd convocation media briefing.
He said the institution remained committed to improving its
services, expanding its facilities and furthering its frontier
through innovative programmes.
He added that it was more vigorously committed to meeting
the rationale for the establishment of the university, as
stated in the Third National Development Plan.
The VC said 67 of 6,069 first degree graduands bagged first
He added that 1,505 made second class upper division,
3,200, second class lower; 1,124, third class while 70 got
Ambali said, “We received a letter to the effect that the
Nigerian Army highest hierarchy has approved a
collaborative programme leading to the award of a Master
of Arts Degree in Peace and Security Studies with Unilorin,
through its Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies.
“Through this programme, senior officers of the Nigerian
Army will be trained at Unilorin in continuation of the
training at one of their higher educational institutions. With
this, the university is poised to impact more and contribute
further to the Nigerian project.”
Ambali, who is also the Chairman of the Association of West
Africa Universities, also said it was unsavoury that no
Nigerian university was ranked in the first 100 of the global
He stated that the Nigerian universities were making efforts
to be ranked better >