Baze University, Abuja, will receive the Academic Excellence Award during the fourth investiture of the Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners UK (CIEPUK) holding at the National Merit Award, Abuja, on 25th 2022.
Professor Marcel Ezenwoye, the president of the institute, stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday ahead of the event. He said the ceremony would also provide platforms for international symposiums, investitures, talent hunt, agro-initiatives and youth empowerment schemes.
He said the institute is promoting pragmatic education system where skills and theories mix. According to him, bracing for the global changes in the education sector became necessary following the inability of Nigerian youths to accomplish their life’s aspirations due to systemic failure in governance.
Quoting him, “The system has failed woefully, and we won’t allow our future which youths are the custodians to be destroyed by insensitive leaders. CIEPUK is harvesting the potentials of our youths and encouraging education based on skills and patriotism.
“Our proposed event will provide the platform for stakeholders to deliberate on core national issues after which we engage policy makers for implementation, while individuals will also be challenged to adopt same for self-discovery. Our partner higher institutions and agencies, both local and abroad, will be on ground to address admission and scholarship needs of Nigerian youths.”
He said the award being conferred on Baze University is because the institution ‘fosters competitiveness, unrestrained scientific inquiry, critical thinking, innovation and creativity’, adding that the university ‘delivers quality by having experienced international staff, superb teaching equipment, overseas external examiners, and first-rate buildings to guarantee standards’.
The Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioner UK is a leading professional body registered and accredited in the United Kingdom and Nigeria with branches in some African countries. “It aims at responding to the ensuing paradigm shift in the quality of education both in skilled and unskilled levels globally,” Prof Ezenwoye said.