By Peter Oriyomi
Twenty five undergraduate academic programmes of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo have been re-accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
In a letter to the university by the NUC Director of Accreditation on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, and dated 14th April, 2022, it was revealed that all twenty-five (25) programmes presented by the UNIOSUN were reaccreditation, except one which got interim accreditation status.
The UNIOSUN, between October and November 2021, during the accreditation visit of the NUC presented twenty five undergraduate courses for re-accreditation.
And after examining the university’s quality and number of teaching staff, available facilities, budgetary provisions, among other criteria, re-accredited the courses below:
B. Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness); B. Agriculture (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development); B. Agriculture (Animal Science); B. Agriculture (Agronomy); B.A. Islamic Studies; B.A. Philosophy; B.A. Theatre Arts; B.A. Yoruba; B.A. Tourism Studies; B.Sc. Anatomy; BN.Sc. Nursing Science.
Others are: B.Sc. Physiology; B.Sc.(Ed.) Biology Education; B.Sc.(Ed.) Chemistry Education; B.Sc.(Ed.) Mathematics Education; B.Sc.(Ed.) Physics Education; B.A.(Ed.) English Education; B.Sc.(Ed.) Economics Education; B.Sc.(Ed.) Political Science; B.Sc. Entrepreneurship; LL.B Common Law; B.Sc. Building; B.Sc. Estate Management; B.Sc. Chemistry; B.Sc. Plant Biology; B.Sc. Zoology; and B.Sc. Sociology.
Only B.A. Linguistics and Communication Studies was granted interim.
The letter partly read: “With this latest approval, the University has renewed its operational license to run the above listed twenty-eight programmes for the next five years and the last one programme given interim for the next two years when the Commission will revisit for another re-accreditation.”
Receiving the letter of accreditation, the university ‘s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Clement Adebooye, who thanked the NUC for being diligent, advised its leadership to continue to uphold the standards expected of university education in the country.
He also congratulated university’s staff and students on the achievement, assuring that UNIOSUN would continue to be a leading educational institution.