Baze University honours Stella Adadevoh, graduates 64

Baze University honours Stella Adadevoh, graduates 64

Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:51 pm

Baze University, a private university based in Abuja, on Saturday, graduated 64 students and conferred posthumous honorary doctorate degree on Dr Stella Adadevoh, the first doctor to die of Ebola virus in Nigeria.

The university also conferred honorary doctorate degree on former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, at its maiden convocation ceremony.

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh: gets a posthumous PHD from Abuja based uinversity

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh: gets a posthumous PHD from Abuja based uinversity

The university, established in 2011 with 17 students, grew to have a student population of 1,300 in 2014.

Prof. Micheal Hodd, the Vice Chancellor of the university, lauded Adadevoh for her contributions in the medical field and her legacy in the profession.

Hodd said that the university, which started with a foundation class and three faculties- management and social sciences, law, computing and applied sciences, added that the academic standard of the institution was high as confirmed by stakeholders.

The vice chancellor said “external examiners have rated our academic standard as being marginally higher than those of an average UK university.’’

Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), commended Baze University for its contributions to the country’s education sector.

According to him, Baze University and other private universities have contributed in bringing Private Public Partnership (PPP) in education to fruition.

Okojie, who was represented by Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, the Deputy Executive Secretary of NUC, pledged the Commission’s continued assistance to private universities to enable them to grow according to existing laws.

He said “we want you to ensure that the private initiative and discipline in the private sector are brought to bear in the school. You must adhere to quality assurance stipulations.”

He urged operators of private universities to monitor their students to ensure that they did not indulge in drugs and other vices. (NAN)

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