Deaccreditation: We Will Restore Affected Programmes By November – OAU Assures Public

Deaccreditation: We Will Restore Affected Programmes By November – OAU Assures Public
  • PublishedAugust 10, 2018

By Oluwapelumi Fasoyin

Management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has assured the general public that it would restore all its deaccreditted programmes during the November National University Commission accredittation exercise.

This is contained in a statement issued by the institution’s Public Relation Officer (PRO), Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju and made available to journalists on Campus.

He disclosed that the issue is not restricted to OAU alone as other schools were affected as well.

According to him, “We are aware of the directive by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that the 2018/2019 candidates who applied to study Law, Dentistry, Fine and Applied Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition and Consumer Sciences should either change course or university, due to non-accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

“The general accreditation exercise was conducted across all universities in December, 2017 and the non-accreditation of some programmes cut across all universities and its not peculiar to OAU.

“There are 106 programmes in the University of which the five mentioned above have issues with accreditation.

Although all these programmes actually had interim status during the last exercise, they were denied accreditation because of the existing NUC regulation which does not allow for back to back interim status.

“The University Management is working assiduously to address issues raised by NUC. It therefore has no doubt that the affected programmes will be restored hopefully in forthcoming accreditation exercise slated for November, 2018. We hereby use this medium to officially appreciate the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for the prompt release of funds to upgrade the existing structures and facilities in the University.

“We appreciate the concern of all the stakeholders, particularly parents/guardians and prospective students on this development and plead for their understanding.

“The Management will continue to do all within its power to uphold and build upon the academic excellence for which the University is known”, the statement added.

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