THE Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has gotten ground as the National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited the University’s 28 Undergraduate programmes.
This was contained in a statement issued to the TribuneOnline on Friday and signed by the University Information Officer, Umar Usman.
The statement maintained a letter was sent to the University through the Vice Chancellor with reference No: NUC/ES/412/VOL.12/5 titled “Results of the May/June 2018 Accreditation of Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities” 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 programmes got full accreditation while the remaining 13 programmes got interim. It should be noted that the programmes accredited cut across the three faculties of the University i.e. 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, Education Biology, Education Chemistry, Education English, Education Mathematics, Education Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science and Sociology.
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Other programmes offered by the University secured Interim Accreditation and would be revisited in the next two years and hopefully would attain full accreditation as all hands are on deck to ensure that.
Commenting on the development, the Chairperson of the Governing Council of the University, Prof. Funmi Togonu Bickersteth expressed her happiness over the results of the accreditation and thanked the University Management and entire staff for their sacrifice.
Also, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Magaji Garba said that despite the challenges faced by the young University, the Management under his leadership had put in their best which had resulted to the successes so far recorded.
While expressing satisfaction with the results, the Vice Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders who contributed in one way or another to the success of the institution in that regard.
It should be noted that full accreditation status is valid for a period of five years while the interim is valid for two years after which the programmes would be revisited by the NUC.