University of Ilorin Expels and Rusticates 19 Students for Various Offences

The authorities of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, have taken disciplinary action against 19 students, including six final year students, by approving their expulsion and rustication for involvement in various offences.

In a press statement issued by the Director of Corporate Affairs of the University, Kunle Akogun, the decision to expel and rusticate the affected students was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN), following the recommendations of the Students’ Disciplinary Committee during its 220th/221st meeting.

The offences committed by the students ranged from misconduct, theft, examination malpractice, hostel bed-space racketeering and extortion, to assault and involvement in admission racketeering.

The statement further mentioned that the penalties for these offences included rustication for either one semester or one academic session, as well as expulsion.

Among the affected students were individuals from various academic levels, including 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, representing a broad spectrum of the university’s student body.

In a related development, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN), reassured stakeholders that the recent nationwide warning strike declared by NASU/SSANU in public universities did not disrupt the ongoing semester examination process at the University of Ilorin.

During the Ramadan Iftar with working journalists in the state, Prof. Egbewole commended the unions and the university staff for their responsible conduct, which allowed for a seamless examination process despite the strike.

He reiterated the university’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for learning and achieving its ‘Smart Agenda,’ emphasizing the need for sustainable development, rapid response to change, and team building.

Highlighting the university’s achievements, Prof. Egbewole mentioned infrastructural additions, completion of projects, recruitment of academic and non-teaching staff, and efforts towards global recognition and self-sustainability.

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