Despite poor govt funding, LAUTECH gets full accreditation for 24 courses

LAUTECHThe National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to 24 of the 29 courses presented for accreditation by the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.

Lecturers in the institution had recently embarked on a two week warning strike during which they protested on the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, last Friday to protest alleged neglect of the university.

According to the Head of the Public and Alumni Relations Unit at the institution, Mr Lekan Fadeyi, while five other courses got partial accreditation, none of the courses examined by the NUC teams lost its accreditation.

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to not fewer than 24 out of the 29 academic programmes which its representatives came to re-examine at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), between May and June, 2018.

“It also gave interim nod to the remaining five others. None of the courses was denied accreditation,” he said.

Among the courses granted full accreditation are Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Anatomy, Accounting, Marketing, Transport Management, Agriculture and Food Science.

Others are Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Food Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Pure and Applied Biology, and Pure and Applied Chemistry.

The NUC also allowed full accreditation for Science Laboratory Technology and the Earth Sciences (Geology).

The five programmes granted interim accreditations are Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Fine and Applied Arts, Pure and Applied Physics and Statistics.