Posted by News Express | 7 September 2017 | 1,299 times
The National University Commission (NUC) has accredited 10 additional programmes for the Niger Delta University (NDU).
The accredited programmes include Chemistry, Petro-Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Pure and Applied Chemistry.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo, presented the report to Governor Seriake Dickson on Wednesday in Yenagoa.
The achievement was made possible following the release of N200 million for the purpose by the Bayelsa State Government, which owns the university.
Presenting the report, Prof. Edoumiekumo said it was the first time in the history of the NDU that it has achieved such a feat in the accreditation of its programmes.
He, however, noted that, accreditation was denied for Pure and Applied Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics due to lack of qualified staff.
Prof Edoumiekumo also said the university had already written to the NUC to make inputs in the area of qualified staff to fill the existing vacancies and gave a breakdown of the expenditure of the N200m.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Dickson directed Prof. Edoumiekumo to liaise with the state Ministry of Education for the approval of the balance of N21 million out of the N221 earlier approved for the institution.
His words: “This government will spare no effort and resources in working with the university team in ensuring that NDU becomes one of the best universities in the country.”
Governor Dickson, who urged Bayelsa students seeking admission into universities to consider NDU, describing it as a first class tertiary institution, which has the full backing of the State Government.
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