Officials of the Directorate of Students Support Services, National Universities Commission (NUC), recently visited the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University, Lapai (IBBUL), Niger State, to inspect the quality of infrastructural facilities and support services made available at the institution to boost learning and other academic activities.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Nasir, while receiving the NUC team members, informed the delegation that necessary arrangements and plans were already sealed to ensure the inspection went smoothly.
Prof Nasir, who was represented by the Deputy VC (Administration), Prof. Abu-Kasim Adamu, reiterated the management’s readiness to speedily address issues raised by the delegation.
The chairman of the NUC team, Prof. Tanimu Abubakar Adamu, while speaking, disclosed that the evaluation of facilities and support services for students at Nigerian universities is another component of assessment by the NUC.
“Among other things, the fundamental essence why assessments of infrastructure and basic services are undertaken at our universities is to ensure that quality facilities and support services are provided for our students.
“The exercise is geared towards making the learning environment in our tertiary institutions friendly, tranquil and condusive,” he stated.
Adamu also explained that the scope of the exercise include counselling and human development centre services, health services, student affairs, entrepreneurship and innovation services, sports and academic planning.
Other areas to be assessed are examination administration, support to indigent and brilliant students, the registry unit, transportation and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).