Accusing Baze Varsity of selling degrees to Melaye, Ubah, and other malicious lies
Comrade Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist and host of the Concerned Nigerians group, lambasted those who accused Abuja’s Baze University of selling degrees to prominent Nigerians.
Recall that the private university held its 7th and 8th combined graduation ceremonies this weekend in Abuja.
Senator representing Anambra Sud in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah, Senator Dino Melaye, former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, and Dr Adaora Umeoji, were among the high-level graduates of the private university, who studied law.
Social media got excited with many users praising the quartet while others expressed doubts about attending classes, although few others accused the institution of selling educational certificates to wealthy people. Nigerians.
But Adeyanju, who is also a student at Baze University, attested in a press release Monday that Melaye, Ubah and others were regular in class during their undergraduate studies at the University.
“It is also malicious to say that the university sold them degrees because they are politically exposed people. I also study law at university and have regularly seen Dino, Ifeanyi Ubah and others taking classes on numerous occasions in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
“Because we don’t like these politicians, it doesn’t give us the right to criticize their character. Osita Chidoka’s account of how he survived college is enough proof of college stress. Only relatives of so-called VIPs and politically exposed people can either confirm or deny the number of deferrals they had before they could graduate from college.
“The perception that, because a semester’s tuition fee at university is 1.5 million naira, the university is therefore a bourgeois society where money solves everything is another mistake.
“Those who are in college will attest to the fact that the more you show that you are a great man in college, the more likely you are to have deferrals. It is also wrong to assume that because some people are great men, they do not attend class. A few weeks ago, I arrived at school 10 minutes for a 9 a.m. class, only to find the current Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who is also studying law already in the hallway awaiting his lecture. .
“I usually drive 25 minutes to school from my home or office and most of the time I make it to the boardroom even before the young students who stay on campus. Some of them usually arrive in class 30 minutes late after the start of class. Perhaps it is because they are not the ones paying their tuition fees. University is so stressful that classes are usually held 9 am-6pm Monday through Thursday and if you don’t have 70% attendance you can’t take the exams, ”Adeyanju said.
The activist, however, added that his “only criticism of the university will be left after my graduation.”