September 12, 2016

For Real? Student confesses to cheating in WAEC, withdraws from University

Authorities of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State has said that they had accepted the voluntary withdrawal of a student, Jephtaph Abolarin, from the institution.

Abolarin, a 300-Level Sociology student, had written to the university confessing to cheating during his West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

Abolarin, who said he had become a ‘born again’ Christian, said continuing his university education, using an unmerited certificate would be unjust and immoral.

He wrote the letter to the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Sidiqat Ijaiya, on August 5, 2016.

He said wanted to withdraw from the school as he got his WAEC through examination malpractice.

Reacting to the letter on Sunday, the university Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, confirmed the withdrawal of the student.

Akogun, who noted that the Senate of the university had accepted the withdrawal letter, added that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, commended Abolarin for his repentance and sincerity.

The VC, Akogun added, wished Abolarin well in his future endeavour.

Part of Abolarin’s letter to the DVC read:
“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.”

8 comments:

maryam sadisu said...

Maybe God has touch his heart.

inumidun said...

Restitution tinz..

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

That's good. It's good to serve God, but the guy applied stupidity

Great said...

Very good idea,d only problem now is if u don't serve God fully till u die,ur troubles will be doubled.

samaila sulaiman said...

Good for him

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
God will see you through. It's never too late to make a u turn.

ats three said...

At this juncture, I'm dumbfounded. I wish him good luck.

Oluwashola Christwealth said...

My Brother you are a wise man. That is the right thing to do. May the God I serve, JEHOVAH Elohim cause you to do better than all your peers in life. You can never fail I promise you that. Oga Bubu, take note.