The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN),
Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has said that expelling students from the
University for cultism or other anti-social activities is a painful but
necessary action the University management occasionally takes to protect
the lives and well-being of majority of other students.
Prof. Ambali stated these last Friday (June 12, 2015), while
receiving the new Director of the Kwara State Command of the Department
of State Services (DSS), Mr. V. Duru, who visited him in his office.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed satisfaction with the service the DSS
has been rendering to the University in ensuring peace and stability on
He also said that as a citadel of learning and character – moulding,
the University cannot afford to produce bad citizens for the society.
Maintaining that it is not easy to manage 35,000 students, who come
from diverse backgrounds, Prof. Ambali called for the continued support
of the DSS. “Through your cooperation, we have been able to maintain
peace on campus and discipline among our students”, he said.
The Vice-Chancellor told the DSS Director that Unilorin has staff
from the 36 states of the federation, adding that the University is
desirous of improving the access of Nigerians to education without
compromising the quality of education it provides.
In his remarks, the DSS Director Mr. Duru, commended the University
for the stable academic calendar it had enjoyed over the years and
promised to sustain the cordial relationship between the Service and the
Mr. Duru also advised the University on areas where security need to
be beefed up, saying that a generally acknowledged peaceful campus like
Unilorin is, ironically, a veritable target of trouble makers, who would
naturally want to rock the boat.