OOU, CU get full accreditation0
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Covenant University, Ota are celebrating the full accreditation of all their programmes in the recently concluded November accreditation exercise of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
In a statement signed by OOU’s Head of Public Relations, Mr Niyi Oduwole, the 23 programmes presented to NUC by the university got scores ranging from 70 to 95 per cent in the exercise.
This feat, Mr Oduwole claims, makes OOU the university with the highest number of accredited programmes (52) in Nigeria.
However, he said six new recently introduced programmes of the university are yet to go through accreditation.
Some of the programmes given accreditation include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Accounting, Banking and Finance and Business Administration.
Expressing his joy over the development, the Vice-Chancellor, OOU, Prof Odutlola Osilesi, attributed the success of the institution to the moral and financial support from the Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the Governing Council as well as commitments demonstrated by staff and students and other stakeholders.
He, however, added that the university’s goal is to have her outstanding programmes accredited and also attain academic peak globally.
In a related development, the apex regulatory body for university education has also approved all the 11 programmes presented to it by the Covenant University, Ota for accreditation. Some of the accredited programmes, according to NUC, include Accounting, Banking and Finance, Political Science, Mass Communication, Sociology etc.
It would be recalled that in 2005, the NUC approved all the 16 mature programmes of CU and also rated it overall best in a nationwide accreditation exercise of that year.
Also in 2006, the three academic programmes put forward by the university for NUC accreditation exercise received full accreditation. The programmes are Policy and Strategic Studies, Management Information System and Information and Communication Technology.
Source: The Nation (Pg 20, April 3, 2008)