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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON), has explained that 108 students who recently matriculated in the University were expelled from the University because they were discovered to have obtained admission into the institution through dubious means.

Prof. Ambali disclosed this last Friday (May 13, 2016) while exchanging views with the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, who visited him in his office.

The Vice-Chancellor noted that because of the stable academic calendar and culture of excellence in the University, the pressure to secure admission into the institution is high, resulting in some candidates seeking illegal and unauthorized ways to gain admission into the University.

Prof. Ambali assured the Police Commissioner of the University's continuous cooperation, promising that the University would be ready to offer the Police any information they might require in the course of their work, saying, “We will volunteer any information you need to succeed”.

The Vice-Chancellor reiterated the University's stance on zero tolerance for cultism and indecent dressing, stressing that it has helped to maintain sanity among the students.

Prof. Ambali informed the Commissioner of Police that members of the force that might be interested in further education could take advantage of the opportunity provided by the University of Ilorin Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (CPSS).

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner of Police said he has great respect for the University of Ilorin, which, according to him, is one of the best universities in Africa because of its stable academic calendar.

Mr. Okaula said that security is a collective responsibility of every member of a community, praising the University for not having a single student among the 118 students that were recently arrested for cult-related activities.

He commended the Security Unit of the University of Ilorin for its focus, discipline, and professionalism, assuring the Vice-chancellor of the continuous support of the Police.

The Commissioner of Police disclosed that the Police Force has adopted scientific investigation method, noting that some of the officers in the Force would require more education as he pleaded with the Vice-Chancellor to assist them in securing admission to improve their capacity to be able to better deal with crimes in the country.

The CP was accompanied by ACP Akeem Yusuf, ACP Abubakar A. Yahaya, ACP Polycarp S. Kpai, CSP Nzota Chidi and SP Salihu T. Mynmrioles. Also on the entourage were DSP Fabode Moses, ASP Ajayi Okasanmi, ASP Eludire O. Clement, ASP Afolabi Olaibi, SP Onysabo Oshoka and ASP Ikoyi Isaiah.

The Vice-Chancellor was joined to welcome the visitors by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. Gabriel Olatunji; the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi; the Deputy Bursar, Mr. O. Ogunbiyi; the Chief Security Officer, Mr. T. Tijani; the Principal Assistant Registrars in the Vice-Chancellor's Office, Mr. A. Sayuti; Mr. K. K. Babamale; Miss Funke Hudson; and the Protocol Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. S. O. Agboola.