The management of the University of Ibadan has announced the withdrawal of a total of 408 students over poor academic performance.
The decision was ratified by the Senate of the university during a recent consideration and approval of results of graduating and non-graduating students.
Sources within the system hinted that about three-quarter of the affected students were those in 100 level who were admitted into the university without writing the Post-UTME screening examinations.
The University of Ibadan had admitted a total of 3,483 for the 2016/2017 session when there was opposition to the conduct of post-UTME screening.
While speaking with journalists on the development, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto, stated that the premier university will continue to uphold its standards in accordance with the global practices despite dwindling funding it is experiencing.
He admonished parents of returning students to monitor their wards and ensure that those asked to withdraw from the university do not lie and continue to extort money in the name of being students at the University.
Aderinto added that the conduct of UI Model of Post-UTME screening has helped to separate ‘men from boys’ and helped the institution in maintaining its historical standard as a global brand.
“The University is determined to uphold standards. We are saying that being admitted to the University of Ibadan is a rarely privilege that require students to be up and doing in their studies. There are minimum academic requirements a student must meet at the end of the session and those who fall short of that would have to leave the university. UI has been able to invent her own model of screening applicants and it has shown that those who we screened performed far better than those not subjected to our screening after taking JAMB.”