NUC accredits 42 new post-graduate courses at Yusuf Maitama Sule University

The Vice-Chancellor of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Professor Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa, has said that the management of the university has secured the approval of 42 new post-graduate courses.

This was just as he appealed to philanthropists to extend their good gestures to the university aimed at uplifting the standard of education in the country.

He hinted that the university had also secured an intervention from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the construction of students hostels, saying the project was currently in progress.

Professor Kurawa who disclosed this on Monday said since his assumption of office barely 12 months ago, efforts have been put in place at ensuring full accreditation of all undergraduate courses.

According to him, the university has five faculties which include basic science, faculty of science, education, humanities and clinical sciences, comprising of 33 undergraduate courses across the five faculties.

He said: “When I came on board, three courses out of the 33 undergraduate courses were not accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission, the courses are basic physics, physiology and information and communication technology, but after revisiting the areas that needed to be adjusted and with the zeal and commitment of the leadership of the university the three courses have been graciously accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission.”

Professor Kurawa further disclosed that the university was working assiduously in ensuring that the new Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery courses became a success.

“Our MBBS students are now in 200 level and we are up and doing to ensure that a befitting teaching hospital was made available before the students reach the clinical time.”

He however added that “the university has set up a committee of professionals to advise on the facility that would be used as teaching hospital for the clinical research for MBBS students. They’ve recommended Murtala Mohammad Specialist Hospital to serve as the teaching hospital

“We’ve informed his Excellency, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, and he has assured that all the needed would be done,” he said.

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