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ABU, Zaria Consultancy Supports Niger State Varsity

Posted: Jan 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Chinwendu Nnadozie
The Vice Chancellor Ibrahim Badamasi University (IBBU), Lapai has been presented with a structural design of the University’s proposed Medical College by the Ahmadu Bello University Consultancy Nigeria Limited.
The proposal presented to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Maiturare may not be unconnected with the credibility question some courses offered by the state owned university that was established by the Engineer Abdulkadir Kure led administration is grappling with.
With the structural design for the IBBU, Lapai Medical College, the team from the Ahmadu Bello University Consultancy Nigeria Limited, Zaria said the graduates will not only be among the best in the country but compete favourably with their counterparts globally.
Meanwhie, Nigerian Universities has been urged to as a matter of necessity to urgently pursue institutional excellence with vigour if they must remain relevant in meeting the competitive modern global economy.
The Director Research and Innovation, National Universities Commission (NUC), Dr. Suleiman Ramon Yusuf made the declaration at a two-day retreat organized by the Department of Consultancy Services of IBBU, Lapai for the Principal Officers, Deans and Directors which took place at Maizube Farm, along Minna-Bida road.
Speaking on the topic; Attaining Excellence and Efficiency in a University: the Regulatory Agency Respective, Dr. Ramon Yusuf argued that universities in developing countries constrained with poor resources have found themselves in a conundrum of high expectations in a globalized world of inevitable competitiveness which they must strive to contend with.
To meet the current global economic realities, the NUC Director of Research and Innovation urged African Universities to be strategic by reconsidering their; Mission, Vision, Functions and as well structures for veritable engine of economic development and social regeneration.
Institutional innovation was inevitable hence universities must take frontal approach in nurturing creativity, Yusuf said adding however that for IBBU Lapai to attain excellence it must evolved an effective strategic plan that will facilitate technology smartness and as well pervasive institutional culture of quality before it can be embraced by all its stakeholders.
Vice Chancellor IBBU Lapai, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare in his remarks said that citadel is a moving target and its concept changes which called for re-strategizing so as to remain relevant and outstanding among its peers within and outside Nigeria.
Maiturare however described as unfortunate a situation whereby some Nigerian universities focus more on local instead of aiming at global in its structural and academic approach as he observed that the theme of the retreat, “Achieving Excellence in IBB University, Lapai – the role of Stakeholders”, was achievable.
In another development, the proposed IBBU Lapai Medical College has received another boost with the presentation of structural design by the Ahmadu Bello University Consultancy Nigeria Limited, Zaria.
Although, it was a preliminary one, it would enhanced the work of the Committee earlier set up by the Niger State government which stakeholders must do proper assessment of the design for making critical and constructive comments on it.