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Habeeblah Olamilekan
Kwara state polytechnic,ilorin
Graduate, Nigeria.
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Authorities of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin)
have began lobbying the National Universities
Commission (NUC) for increase in the existing
admission quota allotted the institution initially
pegged at 10,900, it was learnt.

In deed Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof
Sulyman AbdulKareem revealed that Unilorin
would admit about 12,000 candidates for the
2019/2020 academic session.

Prof Abdulkareem said the move was to
accommodate huge number of admission
seekers, particularly now that Unilorin has
become one of the most subscribed citadels
of learning in the country.

Speaking at the annual breaking of fast (Iftar)
with reporters in Ilorin, Abdulkareem disclosed
that his goal was to have limitless admission
quota but for NUC and Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) regulatory
The VC stated that the allocation of admission
quota for students was dependent on carrying
capacity and facilities on each campus of the

He added that the main challenge his
administration was grappling with was how to
provide enough classrooms because of
increase in the number of students on

Abdulkareem noted that the university was
currently making use of available large lecture
theatres to accommodate the students, adding
that he had reached out to the Tertiary
Education Fund (TETFUND) for support in
building large lecture halls.

He maintained that the institution had
provided sufficient gadgets in the lecture
theatres on campus to make lecture delivery
easy for both lecturers and students.

Said he: “My goal as Vice-Chancellor is to
have limitless admission quota but we know
that is regulated by NUC, and they usually
base that on facilities on campus. I must
disclose that for 10 years, I was admission
Chairman for University of Ilorin.

"So i remember many times I carried
message to JAMB and NUC to solicit for
increase in our quota. Even at that, today the
normal quota is 10,900 but they are going to
give room for alteration and allow us to admit
for a session not more than 12,000 Students.

“Our biggest problem is the 100 Level courses
that have large number of students, especially
if you look at Chemistry, Physics, Maths and
Biology that all 100 Level students must take
in very large number.

“Till now, we have been having problem. But
lately in this session, what we have been
doing is using our big Lecture Theatre,
Multipurpose Theatre and having enough
chairs. I thought I was doing something new
but when I got to London, I was told that this
is the classroom of the future. If you go to
that multipurpose theatre now, we have
brought in enough gadgets to make lecture
delivery easy for the lecturers and for the
students to learn.

“The issue though is that we cannot go on
increasing the number, and I have been
soliciting for TETFUND assistance to have
large lecture theatres that can accommodate
large class size. But they are also advising us
that when a class gets too large, it is very
difficult for lecturers to monitor.”

source:- thenationonlineng.net/unilorin-to-admit-12000-candidates-for-2019-2020-academic-session/
Unilorin To Admit 12,000 Candidates For 2019/2020 Academic Session - Universities

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