The University of Ibadan has said 510 first-year students may lose their admission as a result of their below par performance.
The first semester examinations for the 2016/2017 session showed that the students posted a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.0.
Idowu Olayinka, vice-chancellor of UI, in a notice, urged the students to work harder if they wish to remain in the university.
“From our records, 510 of the students out of the 2,961 posted a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.0.
“Kindly note that this is the minimum level of performance required to retain studentship here. In other words, 17.2% of the 100 level students would have to significantly improve their academic performance in order not to be advised to withdraw from the University at the end of the session.
“A breakdown of the results on faculty basis is shown in the histogram below. As you can see, the situation is particularly alarming in the science-based faculties.
“As leaders of this University at this point in time, we have the onerous responsibility of bringing the best out of our students. For me as a person, it hurts very deeply when any student is advised to withdraw from the university on account of very poor academic performance.
“As you are aware, the pass mark in any of your courses is now 45% as against 40% hitherto. Secondly, Continuous Assessment now accounts for 40 marks out of the maximum 100 marks in each course. Moreover, the minimum number of units that you need to pass at the end of the 100 level is now 24 units, as against 20 units previously. All these taken together indicate that the standard is being improved. Students are expected to rise to the occasion by being more focused and always remember the primary reason why you are here.
“I implore you to work harder this Semester. I wish you all the best in the remaining few weeks before you start the end of Semester Examinations on January 8, 2018.”
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