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Baze varsity graduates 71 in maiden convocation

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Prof Hodd said the school which began operation in 2011 with 17 students has made steady progress and now has 1200…

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Prof Hodd said the school which began operation in 2011 with 17 students has made steady progress and now has 1200 students.
He said the graduation will commence on October 8 and end on October 11 with a ceremony at the school premises.
“Given the well-publicized short-comings of Nigerian universities, Baze was determined to create an institution that would bear comparison in academic standards with the university systems in the UK and the US,” he said.
The university began with a foundation class and three faculties- management and social sciences, law, computing and applied sciences including other specialties within the faculties.
The Vice Chancellor said tremendous progress has been achieved within a few years of the school’s existence in Abuja.
“External examiners have rated academic standards as being marginally higher than those of an average UK university,” he said.
“This has been confirmed by the performance of one (as yet) Baze student on a study abroad programme at the University of Westminster. Baze law programmes received full accreditation in November 2013, seven programmes in management & social sciences and computing received interim accreditation in April. This programmes can graduate students, but cannot admit new students until successfully accredited,” he said.
Other milestone achievements, according to Prof. Hodd, include the construction of modern buildings, 24-hours electricity supply and continuous water supply to all the school’s buildings; more than 250 desktop PCs for students use including fibre-optic broadband internet connections.
He said plans have been concluded to build three new academic buildings for medical school, engineering and environmental sciences.
Pro-chancellor of the university, Datti Baba-Ahmed, regretted that the school was still grappling with infrastructure and amenities such as water, electricity, roads, adding to the cost of running the school.
He however said the school was well positioned to provide a conducive environment for  learning.

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