By Idiaghe Osaro
The Nigerian University Commission (NUC) has approved the accreditation of fourteen full and five interim new academic programmes in Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).
This was disclosed in a letter sent to the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun and signed by Dr Maryam Sali, NUC Director of Accreditation on March 19th, 2020.
According to Dr Sali, These programmes were accredited under various faculties that are currently running in the institution with a status of Interim or Full.
The list of accredited academic programmes with full status include: Banking and Finance, Public Administration, History and International studies, Linguistics, Business Education, Education Agric Science and Education Biology.
Others include: Education Chemistry, Education English, Educational Management, Geology, Mass Communication, Political Science and Peace and Conflict Resolution.
However, the likes of Accounting, Business Administration, Education Mathematics, Library and Information Science and Criminology and Security Studies were given interim status of accreditation.
Dr Sali said that courses with full accreditation is valid for five (5) years while interim accreditation is valid for two (2) years after which the programmes will be revisited.
She further said programmes that earn interim status after two visits shall revert to DENIED accreditation status.
Nigerian University Commission (NUC) has the statutory responsibility of accrediting academic courses in all Nigerian universities.
In line with its provision and that of the current government following approved procedures, the accreditation of a new academic programme takes place after such programme has run for two sessions following when such programme was established after which approval of such programmes takes place as and when due.
Due to this effect, the National University Commission (NUC) accredited certain academic programmes in the institution in October/November 2019.