Governor Godwin Obaseki has commended the management of Edo University, Iyamho, for its brilliant performance in the October/November 2019 programme accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other professional bodies.
He also congratulated the governing council, vice-chancellor, management, staff and students of the university for recording such feat within few years of its establishment.
Obaseki particularly noted the accreditation of the Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), Nursing Science and the Medical Laboratory Science programmes, as well as the MBBS pre-clinical accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) as worthy of commendation.
The governor also lauded the exemplary leadership of the vice-chancellor, Professor Emmanuel Aluyor and for projecting the value of Edo University Iyamho as a citadel of great learning and an institution of global recognition.
“While it is remarkable that you are recording landmark achievements, I salute the courage, passion, dedication and vision with which you are sustaining the institution in its enviable height,” he said.
According to a press statement signed by the public relation officer of the university, Betcher Ekhosuhun, the road to the successful accreditation of the various programmes started in November 2019 when the National Universities Commission visited the university and gave full accreditation status to the Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business Administration and Mass Communication programmes.
Earlier on in May, 2019, the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and Nursing Science programmes were given full accreditation status by the NUC. The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences (FAMASS) had got full accreditation status during the 2018 accreditation exercise. The programmes include: Biochemistry, Computer Science, Microbiology, Accounting, Economics, English, History and International Studies and Political Science.
Other programmes approved by the National Universities Commission include: Law, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Anatomy, Physiology, Peace & Conflict Studies, Physics with Electronics, Industrial Chemistry and Entrepreneurship Studies.
Relevant professional bodies have also granted accreditation status: the Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN); Nursing Science by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN); Medical Laboratory Science by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN); Accounting by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and Engineering by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Since inception of the university, the minimum percentage score for its programmes visited by the NUC has been 82.5 per cent.
Expressing his delight at the accreditation results, the vice-chancellor, Professor Emmanuel Aluyor, attributed the feat to teamwork and support of Governor Obaseki administration, the university council under the leadership of Emeritus Professor T. O. K. Audu; chancellor, Dr Aderemi Makanjuola, staff and students of the university.
He also thanked the parents, guardians who believed in the quality of education offered by the university by sending their wards to study there; and promised that the university management would continue to do its best to ensure that students get the best education in character and learning.