The University of Ibadan (UI) has announced plans to withdraw 580 100 level students from the institution.
The University`s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Olayinka, said this while lamenting the awful performance of the students.
Olayinka said 580 of the 2,961 students admitted into the University last year performed woefully in their first semester examination.
The Vice Chancellor said the affected students were those admitted when embargo was placed on Post-UTME examination by the Nigerian Government.
He said the University could not assess the students; hence they were admitted into the university base on their JAMB score and O` Level results.
“The Senate of the University of Ibadan at its meeting held on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, considered the results of the First Semester Examinations for the 2016/2017 Session. One major feature of the results was the noticeably poor performance of the 100 level students.
“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 percent 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,” Olayinka said in a statement.