In a press briefing held during the first chapter of the University of Ilorin 32nd convocation ceremony which came through from 17th to 22nd October, 2016 —the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, stated that only a meagre percentage of the 103,238 applicants would ultimately secure admission into the school.

He said that while other institutions got as low as 148 applicants, the university keeps receiving a high admission pressure every year. He reiterated that the institution remains committed to improving its services, expanding its facilities and furthering its frontier through innovative programmes.

However, the Vice Chancellor disclosed that only 67 of 6,069 first degree graduands bagged First-class Honors. While 1,505 made it to Second-class Upper Division and 3,200 Second-class Lower Division. Then, 1,124 Third-class students alongside 70 Pass.

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