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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof.Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has charged parents and guardians of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) students, to work on their children and make sure they study hard in preparation for their examinations scheduled to begin on June 18, 2019.

Prof. Abdulkareem, who made the call penultimate Saturday (May 18, 2019) at the 2nd JUPEB Management-Parents meeting held at the School premises, said that the success of the students in both JUPEB and Post-UTME screening would determine their eventual admission into the University of Ilorin.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Sylvia. A. Malomo, the Vice-Chancellor assured  the JUPEB students  that they would be given admission into the University if they meet the cut-off points for their requested courses.

Prof. Abdulkareem also disclosed that if a student is given admission through the UTME and also met the requirement for Direct Entry, it is possible to upgrade to Direct Entry, especially if it is in the same programme.

“Parents please work on your children and make sure they study hard in preparation for their examination as they have one month to do so”, the Vice-Chancellor admonished, stressing that “the examination is scheduled to begin on 18th of June,2019”.

Lamenting that some of the current JUPEB students “are not serious”, Prof. Abdulkareem said that “they think they are students of the University of Ilorin but they are not. They are just an attachment to the process of being students of the University of Ilorin if they pass our JUPEB and meet the minimum cut-off of JAMB”.

He pointed out that the least point a JUPEB student can score before gaining admission into the University to read any course outside M.B;BS is 6 points representing D,D,D while a students who requested for M.B;BS must have 15 points representing A,A,A.

Stressing that such points might not give such students their choice of courses if they failed to meet the required cut-off mark at the post-UTME screening, the Vice-Chancellor said that the University of Ilorin has the highest number of applicants for JUPEB and parents should know that their children are there to compete with others who will equally qualify like them.

While advising parents to always guide their children on choice of courses, Prof. Abdulkareem said that one person cannot take two admissions at a time, stressing that they can only take one, either through Direct Entry or through the UTME.

On the students appearance, the Vice-Chancellor lamented  the immoral attitudes of some of the students, adding that the University is aware that most parents don't check their children's dressing, which she said is a serious concern to the University.

Earlier in her remarks, the Director of JUPEB, Prof. (Mrs.) E. O. Omosewo, said that the meeting was convened to update the parents on the conduct and performance of their children.

            Prof. Omosewo, who disclosed that last year, students that had as low as 2 points were given admission, pointed out that it will not be the same this year as  a minimum of 6 points is required for  JUPEB students to be considered for admission.

The Director disclosed that the Centre had put in place a private arrangement to train the students, on payment of token fees, in preparation for the post-UTME screening immediately after their examinations.

She lamented the involvement of some of the students in immoral acts, which she said the University will not condone.

Prof. Omosewo appreciated the support of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulkareem, for approving installmental school fees payment for the students but advised parents to pay up on or before June 18, 2019, for them to be allowed to sit for the final examinations.

In their separate remarks, many of the parents expressed appreciations to the management of the University of Ilorin for the efforts in moulding the children towards the right direction and for organising such meeting, which they suggested should hold twice a year.