Varsity expels 97 students
THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has ranked the University of Ibadan (UI) first in its latest 2015 ranking.
It was learnt that the top five positions were dominated by first generation universities: University of Lagos (second), University of Benin (third), Obafemi Awolowo University (fourth) and Ahmadu Bello University (fifth).
Reacting to the latest ranking, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said the institution was thinking more about ranking among the top five in Africa in the next few years.
Prof. Olayinka said the premier university is positioned to achieve the feat owing to its highly developed post-graduate school with the largest number of masters and doctoral students in sub-Saharan Africa.
Meanwhile, the Senate of the university has approved the withdrawal of 97 students from the institution for failure to obtain the minimum academic requirements at the end of 2014/15 academic session.
The expelled students, who were at various levels of education pursuit, including those in final year, were from seven faculties across the university.
A special bulletin released by the institution and signed by its Registrar, Olujimi Olukoya, said some of the students had lapsed studentship while three voluntarily withdrew from the institution.
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