It’s Malicious Fake News To Say Baze Sold Degree To Dino, Ifeanyi Ubah, And Others – Deji Adeyanju

“Reading the fake news over the weekend that Dino was Best Graduating Student at Baze University was beyond laughable. Although the absurdity has since been corrected, it is also malicious to say the university sold degrees to them because they are politically exposed persons. I’m studying law at the university as well and I consistently saw Dino, Ifeanyi Ubah and others attending classes on numerous occasions throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021. Because we don’t like these politicians does not give us the right to cast aspersions on their character. The account of Osita Chidoka of how he survived the university is enough evidence of how stressful the university is. Only those close to the so called VIPS and politically exposed persons can either conform or deny the number of carryovers they had before they could graduate from the university. The perception out there that because the school fees of one semester at the university is N1.5million, therefore, the university is bourgeoisie society where money solves everything is another fallacy.

Those who are in the university will attest to the fact that the more you show you are a big man in the university, the more carryovers you are likely to have. It is also wrong to assume that because some people are big men, they don’t attend classes. Few weeks ago, I got to school ten minutes to a 9am class, only to find the current Minster of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi who is also studying law already in the corridor waiting for his lecture. I usually drive 25 minutes to school either from my house or office and most times I get to the lecture hall even before young students who stay on campus. Some of them usually walk into class 30-minute late after commencement of lectures. This may be because they are not the ones paying their school fees. The university is so stressful that lectures are usually from 9am-6pm monday to Thursday and if you don’t have 70% attendance, you can’t write examinations. The major attraction to Baze University is that they are the only university in the country who run a trimester system, I.e 3 Semester programmes in a year.

My only criticism of the university will be left till when I graduate”.

Wisdom Bassey

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