The University of Ibadan has asked no fewer than 408 students from the university to withdraw for failure to meet the academic standard set by the institution.
The Senate of the University on Tuesday ratified the withdrawal at its meeting where results of graduating and non-graduating students were considered and approved.
It was gathered that majority of those asked to leave the university were those in 100 level, who were admitted into the university without writing the Post-UTME screening examinations.
The institution, it was also learnt admitted a total of 3,483 for the 2016/2017 session when there was opposition to the conduct of post-UTME screening.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto, who confirmed the development in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan, stated that the university would continue to uphold its standards despite dwindling funding to the university.
“The University is determined to uphold standards. We are saying that being admitted to the University of Ibadan is a rarely privilege that require students to be up and doing in their studies.
“There are minimum academic requirements a student must meet at the end of the session and those who fall short of that would have to leave the university.
“UI has been able to invent her own model of screening applicants and it has shown that those who we screened performed far better than those not subjected to our screening after taking JAMB,” Aderinto said.