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9 DEPTS. IN FUT, MINNA UNDERGOES NUC ACCREDITATION

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accreditationIn line with the National Universities Commission's drive to ensure that degree programmes run across various tertiary institutions in the country are in tandem with its stipulated rules and guidelines, a large team of NUC officials visited the institution this week to ascertain how the programmes are being run.

The departments and Schools that underwent the litmus test of NUC accreditation exercise were; four departments in the School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET) namely; Agric & Bioresources, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering, department of Information and Media Technology, School of Information & Communication Technology (SICT), department of Water Resources, Aquaculture & Fisheries Technology, School of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology (SAAT), department of Geology, School of Physical Sciences (SPS) and department of Library & Information Technology, School of Technology Education (STE).
During the exit meeting with the department of Geology on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the VC's Conference Room, Main Campus, the Leader of the team, Prof. Agbaji Ogezi revealed that most of the team's assessments of the institution's Geology programme are in conformity with NUC's required standards.
Prof. Ogezi commended the University's beautiful campus, while noting that the assessments done by the team were on admission requirement, quality of examinations, external examiner, staff ratio to students, laboratory/lecture hall space, and curriculum as well as office accommodation.
He further praised Management of the University for providing wireless internet facilities for both staff and students and for stocking the departmental library with current titles.
In the same vein, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, received a preliminary report from the NUC accreditation team to the department of Water Resources, Aquaculture & Fisheries Technology, School of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology (SAAT).
In his brief report presentation to Management, Prof. Egrinuya Eneji expressed satisfaction with the philosophy and O' Level requirements for the programme, adding that they are in line with NUC's guidelines.
After inspecting the University's engineering programmes for three days, the accreditation team to School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET) led by Prof. Agboola Ogunlowo from FUT, Akure also presented their preliminary report to the VC.
Speaking at the brief event, Prof. Ogunlowo said the team members were impressed with the general safety measures put in place by the University's Management at the various laboratories and workshops, stating that it would enhance quality learning, teaching and research.
The team leader, appealed to Management to allow Lab technicians to undergo training and re-training on safety measures and operation of engineering equipment.
Other teams that presented their preliminary reports to the VC were the accreditation teams to departments of Library & Information Technology and Information and Media Technology.
Responding, the VC of the institution, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, thanked the various accreditation teams for their in-depth reports on the programmes which he noted would help improve the quality of the programmes as well as the University's graduates.
Prof. Akanji assured the NUC teams that Management would look into the reports and expedite action on all the observations raised while pledging the institution's readiness to comply with all NUC guidelines in the running of its programmes.