Authorities of the University of Ilorin say they accept the voluntary withdrawal of Jephtaph Akin Abolarin from the institution.
Abolarin, a 300 level sociology student, wrote to the school authority notifying them of his withdrawal. In his letter he admitted to cheating on his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) – a perquisite to gaining admission. Adding that such action was a “faulty foundation [that] will surely collapse”.
Here’s how he put it:
“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.”
The institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, says the Senate of the university accepts the withdrawal letter. And the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, commends Abolarin for his repentance and sincerity.