On Saturday 23rd October 2021, the Baze University, a private varsity based in Abuja, conducted their combined 7th and 8th convocation ceremony.
Usually, university convocations are regular academic ceremonies and barely grab the attention of the public apart from those directly involved, this time, Baze University’s stood out as at least three (3) Nigerian politicians were among the graduates.
Below is the list of the politicians and the grades they graduated with.
- Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye represented Kogi West in the eighth National Assembly. He is a prominent member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On Saturday, he shared photos of himself among the graduates at the convocation ceremony on his verified Instagram.
Dino’s aid earlier claimed that Dino graduated with First class but school records show Dino graduated with Second Class Lower.
- Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah
Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah is currently representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate. He is also the governorship candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the forthcoming November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.
On his Facebook page, Senator Ubah confirmed that he “officially bagged a degree in Law (LL.B, Second Class Hons) from the Faculty of Law at the Convocation ceremony of the Prestigious Baze University, Abuja.”
- Osita Chidoka
Osita Chidoka is a strong southeast politician from Anambra state. He is a former Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of Federal Road Safety Corps and former minister of aviation. He served under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Taking to his Facebook page on Saturday, Chidoka confirmed that he graduated with an LLB Second Class Upper from Baze University.
He said: “Tough journey. Imagine moving from Federal Executive Council to the classroom with under 20s. I wore black trousers and a white shirt daily. Made an effort to enter the class before the lecturers, submitted assignments as at due dates.
“It was humbling, but it brought order to my life. After eight years of high-octane service, from FRSC to Aviation, Baze University was therapeutic.”