NUC Accredits 42 Courses for Federal University Lokoja

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Forty-two courses have been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Kogi.

The Vice-Chancellor of FUL, Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Friday.

Akinwumi said the news was conveyed to the university via a letter signed by the acting Director of Accreditation, Mr Abraham Chundusu, on behalf of the acting NUC Executive Secretary, Mr Chris Maiyaki.

Akinwumi explained that the accreditation was sequel to the October/November 2023 accreditation exercise which had now been released to the university.

He thanked NUC, a supervisory agency of the Federal Government, saddled with the statutory mandate of accrediting academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities, for the accreditation of the 42 programmes.

“We are glad that all the 42 programmes assessed by NUC (most for the first time) in last year’s exercise have been accredited.

“This is because upon my assumption of office in 2021, I inherited most of these new programmes established by my predecessor which were not resource verified by NUC or recognised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

“I then took upon myself to ensure that these programmes undergo resource verification by the supervisory bodies as the first step and prerequisite before presenting them also for subsequent accreditation as government is a continuum.

“This was in spite of the daunting challenges of sourcing for the huge financial resources needed to ensure a smooth and successful resource verification of such a large number of new programmes inherited.

“Indeed, this is a milestone received with great joy by members of the university community, particularly the 400L students whose hope and chances of graduating this year and mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme were uncertain before now.

“The University had earlier secured the re-accreditation of the existing programmes in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, while the administration, in line with its five-year vision plan, went ahead to also establish new programmes including Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory, Engineering, Law, Agriculture, Educational Management and Planning, among others, ” he said.

Akinwumi, however, expressed appreciation to the NUC, members of senate, as well as staff and students of the university for their cooperation and tireless efforts that led to the remarkable achievement.

He gave the list of the newly accredited programmes which cut across different departments and faculties to include: Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Arts, Arabic, Archaeology and Christian Religious Studies.

Others are Islamic Religious Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts
Communication and Media Studies, Mass Communication, Computing: Computer Science, Education, Business Education, Education Biology, Education Chemistry, Education Computer, Education Economics, Education English Language, Education Geography Education History and Education Mathematics.

Also, Education Physics, Education Political Science, Guidance and Counseling, Integrated Science, Library and Information Science, Social Studies Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics. Statistics, Zoology and Social Science: Sociology.



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