A 300-level student of the University of Ilorin has voluntarily withdrawn because he obtained his WASSCE result fraudulently.
The now born again Abolarin, according to a letter he sent to the school to that effect, confessed that he got into the school with a fake result and as such, his foundation was faulty, unjust and immoral.
The letter, which he addressed to the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Professor Sidiqat Ijaiya, and dated August 5, 2016, stated categorically that he wanted to withdraw from the school because he got his WASSCE through examination malpractice.
Reacting to the letter, the university Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, said that the Senate of the university had accepted the withdrawal letter and praised the student on his decision.
Akogun added that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, commended Abolarin for his repentance and sincerity and wished him well in his future endeavour.
Abolarin’s letter read in part:
"Just as a house that was built on a faulty foundation will surely collapse, it is also certain that a career that is built on a faulty foundation will definitely collapse.
All through my secondary school days, I was just a church ‘goer’, without genuine salvation and the fear of God. As a result, I got my WASSCE result through examination malpractice.
By the grace of God, now, I have encountered the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which called for repentance and restitution."
"Sir, with deep conviction, I have realised that there is no point building my academic career on a faulty foundation; since the WASSCE result I got through malpractice is the basis in which my admission into this university was anchored.
Therefore, I have decided to withdraw from the university and start all over again."