Forty two undergraduate programmes of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife in Osun State have received full acrreditation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The 42 academic programmes are in the faculties of Law, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and and Science.
Programmes at the postgraduate and from other faculties were also fully accredited by the NUC, according to a statement by the OAU’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju.
With the latest accreditation of the 42 undergraduate programmes, all the 107 programmes in the university are now accredited.
The statement said that the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, praised the NUC boss, Prof. Rasheed Abubakar for ensuring that all academic programmes by the Nigerian universities were of international standard and producing graduates that can compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.
The statement said that the Vice Chancellor expressed appreciation to the university’s Governing Council led by Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, the Senate, leadership of the departments and faculty as well as the national alumni association of OAU for their commitment and sense of duty.
“Your purposeful leadership and dedication, in much greater measure, have assisted in putting necessary facilities in place and which eventually culminated in the accreditation of all our courses, particularly the programmes with initial outright denial or partial accreditation. With the latest accreditation of 42 undergraduate programmes, all the 107 programmes in the university are now accredited.
As Vice Chancellor, therefore, I and the management team pledge to put in more efforts in ensuring the sustenance of the high moral, academic and cultural standards which the university is noted for.
“So, I am calling on all stakeholders in the education sector to do all within their power and means to assist the university in putting in place more structure and infrastructure that would make us fully realise and bring into fruition the dreams of our founding fathers,” the statement read.