About one in 16 students (six per cent) who sought admission into the University of Ibadan were admitted for the 2012/ 2013 academic session, the institution's Vice-Chancellor, Isaac Adewole, has said.
Mr. Adewole said on Friday that the institution admitted 2,671 candidates out of 41,367 candidates who applied for the 2012/2013 academic session.
The University boss said this in Ibadan while speaking at the matriculation ceremony held at the International Conference Centre of the university.
He disclosed that 75 students who were in their first year (100 level) for the 2011/2012 session were asked to withdraw from the University for being unable to meet the institution's academic requirements.
While noting that the university had built a reputation for itself as an institution of first choice, Mr. Adewole assured the students that the college had the relevant resources to make them the best they wanted to be in life.
He posited that the institution had become the destination of many parents who wanted an institution with integrity for their children.
He urged the new students to earn honour of being outstanding graduates of the university by pursuing their studies with vigour during their stay in the institution.
In his Matriculation Lecture, Innocent Modo, a Professor at the University of Uyo, called on private and individual organisations to contribute handsomely toward the Education Tax Fund.
The title of the lecture was "Balancing the Protest Culture Among Undergraduate Students with making
The best use of the Golden Opportunity for Academic Excellence. "
He urged the new students to focus on achieving academic excellence rather than embarking on the protest culture of criticising what was wrong within the society or the institution.
"You must blend fast and fit into the good name that the school has built over the years," he said. "You are, therefore, advised to face your studies squarely while still acting as watchdogs of government and the university."