The National Universities Commission has given approval to the National Open University of Nigeria to commence six academic programmes beginning from the current session.
The six programmes are; Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, and Hotel and Catering Management.
The university said on Monday that the approval given by the NUC means that it had the full accreditation to run the programmes for the next five years.
The NUC approval was conveyed to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, in a letter dated March 19 and signed by the NUC Director of Accreditation, Maryam Sali, on behalf of the Executive Secretary.
The NOUN Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Ibrahim Sheme, said on Monday in a release that the result of the NUC visitation to the university said a score for each of the six programmes, ranged from 78.7 per cent to 97.4 per cent.
He said, “The NUC has given full accreditation to six academic programmes at NOUN. The implication of this status is that NOUN now has the mandate to run these programmes for five years.
“The NUC has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian universities. Certificates issued to students admitted into unaccredited programmes are not recognised.
“The latest approval given to NOUN was sequel to the result of an NUC-organised accreditation visitation to the university in Abuja in October and November 2019.
“The VC expressed delight with the approval, saying this shows the readiness of NOUN to fulfil its obligations as a centre of excellence in the Open and Distant Learning mode of education.”
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