A 300-level Sociology student of the University of Ilorin, Jephtaph Abolarin has withdrawn from the institution after confessing he cheated during his West African Senior School Certificate Examination, authorities have confirmed.
According to Abolarin who says he is now a ‘born again’ Christian, it would be sinful to continue using the certificate for any purpose.
In his letter to the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Sidiqat Ijaiya, Abolarin said he wanted to withdraw from the school because he got his WASSCE through examination malpractice.
The university’s Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, has confirmed the withdrawal.
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.”
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