Unilorin Elects New Deputy Vice Chancellor… Admits 11,057 Students
The Senate of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN during their 252nd meeting held recently elected Prof. Adedayo Yusuf Abdulkareem as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC).
Until his new appointment, Prof. Abdulkareem was the Director of the Institute of Education (IOE), University of Ilorin.
He attended Offa Grammar School, Offa from 1969 to 1973 and Advanced Teachers’ College (now Federal College of Education), Zaria from 1974 to 1977 for his NCE at which he had distinction in Mathematics and Physics.
Prof. Abdulkareem also attended the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, from 1979 to 1981 where he obtained B. Ed. (Hons.) in Educational Management and Mathematics.
He later attended the University of Ilorin for his Masters and Ph.D. from 1983 to 1984 and from 1985 to 1989 respectively.
He was appointed Assistant Lecturer at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin in 1981 and left the College as a Principal Lecturer to join the University of Ilorin as a Lecturer I in 1995.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the University Council.
Meanwhile, a total of 11,057 students have been admitted into the University during the Matriculation ceremony of the institution held on Friday, 29 January, 2016.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, said that about 103,000 candidates chose the university as first choice in the 2015 UTME but only 11,057, representing 10.7 per cent, were offered admission.
Ambali urged the new students to ensure that they achieve their goals by obeying the rules and regulations of the University and shunning all social vices.
He enjoined them to ensure that they make positive marks as they journey through the University.
Highlight of the ceremony was the administering of the Matriculating Oath on the new students by the Registrar of the University, Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, who also advised them to always abide by the rules and regulations of the University.
Mr. Obafemi urged the new students to accord utmost respect to all dos and don’ts of the University and ensure they eschew all forms of illicit acts while facing their study squarely in their own interest.