NUC approves 28 academic programmes at FUGUS
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto
The National Universities Commission has approved 28 academic programmes for undergraduates at the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State.
This was contained in a letter sent to the university through the Vice-Chancellor, with reference No: NUC/ES/412/VOL.12/5 and titled, ‘Results of the May/June 2018 Accreditation of Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities’.
The letter was signed by the Director of Accreditation of the commission, Dr. N.B. Saliu on behalf of the NUC Executive Secretary.
According to the letter, 15 academic programmes were fully accredited by the commission, while the remaining 13 programmes got interim accreditation.
The approved programmes cut across the three faculties of the university, namely, the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Management and Social Science and Faculty of Humanities and Education.
The programmes that secured full accreditation status are Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Arabic Education, Arabic Studies, Education, Islamic Studies, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Education Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science and Sociology.
Commenting on the development, the Chairperson of the Governing Council of the university, Professor Funmi Togonu Bickersteth, expressed her happiness over the results of the accreditation and thanked the University Management and the entire staff for their sacrifice.
Also, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Magaji Garba, said that despite the challenges faced by the institution, the management under his leadership had put in their best which resulted in the successes so far recorded.
While expressing his satisfaction with the results, Garba also appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders who contributed to the success of the institution in that regard.
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