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First batch of officials from the National Universities Commission (NUC) were at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai to assess the quality of undergraduate academic programmes and learning facilities in line with its Basic Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS), making commendations and some suggestions that would strengthen the excellence of the programmes.

In their separate exit briefing to the Management, the Leaders of the teams that assessed programmes in the University, Professor Victor Peretomode, a former Vice-Chancellor, Delta State University who led the team for Counselling Psychology; Professor Ntobi Joseph Umial Edem, Geology and Mining; Professor Gabriel Ifanyi Okafor, Food Science and Technology; and Professor Benjamin Ndomi, Agriculture Education, as well as Professor Ibrahim Galadima, Mathematics and Biology Education programmes respectively, all applauded the efforts of the University Management for providing state-of-the-art facilities in the Institution to facilitate teaching, research and learning activities.

The Team Leaders also expressed satisfaction with the serene environment and the level of human capital development programmes for various academic programmes assessed; expressing satisfaction with the level of espirit-de-corp among staff during the exercise.

They, however, encouraged the Management to critically consider some of the suggestions made, which when implemented, would further enhance the quality of the academic programmes in the University, thereby making her stand at a very competitive position with its peers globally.

They also enjoined the Management to take the recommendations very seriously, and further advised on the use of internal quality assurance mechanisms to ensure efficiency of its operations.

In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu thanked the teams for being fair and objective in their assessments.

He said the exercise was a good opportunity for the University to upscale its facilities in line with BMAS of NUC, in order to produce graduates that could favourably compete with their colleagues everywhere around the world.

Professor Adamu assured that the Management would look into recommendations made by each team with a view to implementing them, adding that all deficiencies pointed out would be rectified by making sure that quality and standards are not compromised.

The Registrar, Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi in his vote of thanks expressed satisfaction with the support the Management received from various teams.

He assured that the Management would look into the all observations made by the NUC officials with keen interest with a view to improving on them.

The teams were earlier received by the Vice Chancellor in the Senate Chamber of the University where he assured them of the Management’s maximum cooperation for the success of the exercise.