Only 40 % of prospective students gain admissions into universities, says Crawford University V-C


The Vice-Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Prof. Rotimi Ajayi , on Friday said that only 40 per cent of prospective applicants for admissions into universities eventually
gained admission.

Ajayi said this in his address at the 11th Matriculation of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, where 330 new students were admitted.

NAN reports that the university established in 2005 by the Apostolic Faith Mission admitted 207 new students into its College of Business and Social Services and 123 into its College of Natural and Applied Science.

The V-C said that it was pertinent to note that the race for prospective students to gain admission into universities had become intense.

This had been forcing many parents and guardians to now send their children and wards to tertiary institutions overseas, he said.

“In the last 10 years or so, Nigerian universities have not been able to offer admission to more than 40 per cent of millions of applicants that were qualified for admission.’’

“You should, therefore, consider yourselves very fortunate to be among the 40 per cent offered admission.

“The Bible statement that many are called but few chosen is indeed an apt in describing the admission process in our universities today,’’
he said.

Ajayi advised the matriculating students to study hard to be able to stand out from the crowd and become responsible to the society.

“The university exists primarily to deliver to you that balanced education that will mold you to become responsible and godly citizens.

“University creates an atmosphere for you that will make you not only be useful to the society, but solution providers to the many ills plaguing our society today.

“ Although higher education has been described as fundamental to the construction of a knowledge economy and society.

“It is also known to have contributed to human progress and welfare, but knowledge economy devoid of godliness will not provide the required solution to the moral decadence in our society,’’ he said.

Ajayi said that the university system had been plagued with all forms of malpractices and anti-social behaviours. He said that Crawford University provides a way out.

“Our public universities today are plagued by moral decadence and anti- social behaviours of alarming proportions because there is no fear of God and no emphasis on godliness.

“Crawford remains a major intervention to the Nigerian educational system to provide best opportunities for students to develop physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

“It is in this context that the university will provide you with academic training and knowledge to be worthy of learning in your various disciplines.

“The University will also take you through its programmes of spiritual and character developments,’’ he said. (NAN)