Four hundred and eight students of the University of Ibadan have been asked to withdraw from the institution for failure to meet the minimum academic requirements.
It was learnt that the Senate of the university ratified the withdrawal at its meeting where results of graduating and non-graduating students were considered and approved.
According to investigations, three-quarters 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 Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the university, Prof Adeyinka Aderinto, in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan, stated that the university will continue to uphold its standards despite the dwindling funding by adhering to global best practices and standards.
The DVC asked parents of the withdrawn students to ensure that they monitor them to ensure that their wards who have been asked to leave do not continue to extort money in the name of being students of the University.
According to Prof Aderinto, the conduct of UI model of Post-UTME screening helped to separate ‘men from boys’ and assisted the institution in maintaining its historical standard as a global brand.
“The university is determined to uphold standards. We are saying that being admitted to the University of Ibadan is a rare privilege that requires 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.” It will be recalled that University of Ibadan had admitted a total of 3,483 for the 2016/2017 session when there was opposition to the conduct of post-UTME screening