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NUC Approves 14 Courses For Niger State Varsity

Posted: Jan 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Chinwendu Nnadozie
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 14 number of academic programmes of the Niger State owned, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai
the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Muhammad Nasiru Maiturare has said.
Professor Maiturare disclosed this at government house on Tuesday while presenting the report of the NUC on the accreditation of the courses offered by the citadel to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello hen he led other management staff on a courtesy call.
Out of the 14 courses presented to the NUC for accreditation, the Vice chancellor told Governor Bello that 11 courses were given full accreditation while interim accreditation was granted for the remaining three courses.
Courses with full accreditation include Business Administration, Agriculture, French, History and International Studies. In the Faculty of Education, five courses, Agric Education, Biology Education, Geography Education, Mathematics Education and Guardian and Counselling had full approval.
The Vice Chancellor also explained that; Chemistry Education, Computer Science Education and Physics Education got interim accreditation while Food Science and Geology also got the nod of NUC.
Plans are on by the university to introduce programmes on Medical line adding that a Consultant has been engaged for the design of the programmes of the University’s College of Medicine even as the institution is linking up with formidable Colleges on medical areas abroad to ensure quality of teaching.
The Vice Chancellor commended the state government for the support given to the institution prior to the NUC accreditation exercise, stressing that “the prompt intervention by the government made the feat recorded by the institution”.
Governor Bello receiving the report assured of institution’s management of his administrations’ resolve to support the university’s effort at commencing the running the medical school.
Also as part of efforts meet the financial obligations of the institution due to dearth of funds, Governor Bello directed the management to look inwards and enhance the Internally Generated Revenue for self suatainance of the institution.