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The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangda University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State has spent over N500 million to upgrade its facilities for the accreditation of its programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Ibrahim Adamu Kolo who disclosed this when he conducted the institution's Committee on Finance and General Purposes led by Alhaji Ahmed Matane round the facilities, said he was optimistic that the institution would meet the demands of the NUC for the accreditation of all its programmes.

The university runs 19 programmes in the faculties of Agriculture, Applied and Natural Sciences, Management and Social Sciences as well as Education and Arts.

According to Kolo, apart from the investment on the upgrading of the courses the university management had made strenuous efforts to recruit first class lecturers from the rank of professors downwards so that students would be availed of their knowledge and experience.

He said the management had constructed a 200,000-litre capacity overhead tank for the professors' quarters, carried out the electrification of the main campus, constructed a sports complex and established farm centres for all the faculties.

Besides, Kolo said the management had procured and installed some electronic starboards to aid lecturing and assist university linkage programmes adding that strenuous efforts were being made to make the institution 100 per cent information communication technology compliant.

In his remarks, the chairman of the committee commended the management for the giant strides taken within a short time it was put in place, attributing this to diligence, hardwork and prudent management of available resources.

Matane assured the management of the support of the committee not only for it to meet NUC requirements but for the university to be in position of turning out first class graduates.