The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the full accreditation for the faculties of Law, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Science at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife.
The confirmation was made known in a press release signed by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju.
It stated that the NUC has given full (100 per cent) accreditation to all the academic programmes being run by the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Science of the institution.
It stated further that the programmes being run by other faculties were also accredited, while all programmes at the Postgraduate level were also fully accredited.
Commenting on the accreditation, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, lauded the patriotic zeal of the Professor Abubakar Rasheed-led NUC, for giving in their best in ensuring that all academic programmes being run by the Nigerian universities were of international standard and their products equipped with required intellectual arsenal to compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.
He also appreciated the institutional spirit of the university’s members of the council led by Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, the Senate, departmental, faculty and national alumni associations whose commitment assisted in much greater measure in putting all necessary facilities in place which eventually culminated in the accreditation of all the courses.
Ogunbodede said that with the latest accreditation of 42 undergraduate programmes, all the 107 programmes in the university are now accredited.
He, therefore, pledged that his administration would put in more efforts in ensuring the sustenance of the high moral, academic and cultural standards which the university is noted for.
He, again, called on all stakeholders in the education sector to do all within their power and means to assist the university to put in place more structure and infrastructure that would make the institution realise and bring into fruition the dreams of the founding fathers