University of Ibadan gives admission to 3589 students for 2016/2017


University of Ibadan (UI) has released the 2016/2017 academic calendar. The premiere university has also increased the number of students granted admission from the 2,507 of the previous year to 3,589 this session.   This was made known by the director of communication of the institution, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, on Wednesday, February 7. He also revealed that academic activities in the school would begin February 18.

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He stated that Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the vice-chancellor of the prestigious institution, released a welcome note to both the new and returning students on behalf of the council and senate.

He quoted the vice-chancellor who said, “I, on behalf of the Council, Senate and members of the University Management, welcome you to the rather late commencement of the 2016/2017 academic session.

The successful completion of the 2015/2016 session was largely due to your cooperation and determination to complete that session in spite of the crisis-induced vacation and other industrial actions in 2016.

“The 2016/2017 university calendar approved by the senate of the university is to ensure that students arrive Feb. 18, while lectures commences immediately on Monday, Feb. 20.

The university and I count that you will once again adopt the sense of responsibility to resume for lectures on Feb. 20, having been on vacation since December 2016.

“The university is putting measures and structures in place to alleviate the challenges faced by students in 2016 to ensure that you have sufficient resources and ample time to concentrate on your studies.’’

Mr Oladejo revealed that the VC has promised to make the university operate on an open policy. This will guarantee the quality of students’ well-being and concentration of their studies.


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