The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in Kwara State, has in an official statement, accepted and confirmed the ‘voluntary’ withdrawal of a student, Jephtaph Abolarin, from the institution.
Abolarin, a 300-Level Sociology student, had written to the university confessing to have committed malpractice during his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Following his new found faith as a ‘born again’ Christian, Abolarin said continuing his university education, using an unmerited certificate was unjust and immoral.
The letter read: “With all sense of humility, I ABOLARIN AKIN JEPHAH with matric number (13/77jd010), a 300 level student in the department of sociology, wish to openly declare the reason why I withdraw from the university. Sir, just as a house that was built on a faulty foundation will definitely collapse.
“All through my secondary school days, I am just a church goer without genuine salvation and the fear of God, as a result of this, I got my WAEC result through examinaion malpractice.
“By the grace of God, now, I have encountered the limelight of the gospel of Jesus Christ which called for repentance and restitution.
“Sir, with deep conviction, I have realised that there is no point of building my academic career on a faulty foundation, since the WAEC result I got through malpractice is the basis in which my admission into this university was anchored.
“Therefore, I have decided to wihdraw from the university and start all over again.”
Reacting, the university’s Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, stated that the Senate of the university had accepted the withdrawal letter.
Akogun also said that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, commended Abolarin for his repentance and sincerity.