JAMB 2017 : UNIABUJA regains NUC accreditation for 12 courses

UNIABUJA regains NUC
accreditation for 12
courses
Ngstudents.com
Twelve courses in the University of Abuja ,
which had hitherto lost accreditation , have
regained full accreditation by the National
Universities Commission , the commission ’ s
Director (Quality Assurance) , Dr . N . B. Saliu
, said on Monday .
The courses were assessed by the NUC
during its accreditation visit to the University
in November 2016 .
The courses which now enjoy full
accreditation include Accounting, Business
Administration, Arabic Studies , Christian
Religious Studies , English Language as well
as History and Diplomatic Studies .
Others are Islamic Studies , Linguistics ,
Philosophy , Theatre Arts, History Education
and Social Studies Education. The seventh
Governing Council of UNIABUJA has
confirmed the development saying while new
new programmes had been established , over
28 courses were accredited by the NUC
within four years .
The spokesperson of the Council , Prof .
Ediga Agbo , told journalists during a press
briefing that they met UNIABUJA in a sorry
state , with only three out of 42 courses
accredited coupled with incessant riots by
students and disagreement with the unions.
“ The situation then looked so bleak that we
wondered if there was a university. The
Engineering students had been sent out to
other universities and the medical students
were on strike as they had spent four to five
years without accreditation and the Council
confronted these situations head – on .
“ Today , the university has 53 programmes
with 28 having full accreditation , 23 have
interim accreditation and others have denials
, ” he stressed .
He added that UNIABUJA , having put all the
necessary requirements in place, looked
forward to the next accreditation coming up
in May and hopes to get 95 per cent of
accreditation .
According to him , the council has
established a Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Science , Sports Council and Department of
Physical Education, Kinetics and Recreation ,
which are likely to take off in the next or
upper academic year.

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