NUC accredits 13 programmes for Anchor varsity

VC seeks collaboration between scientists, researchers on emerging trends

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to Anchor University in 11 out of the 13 programmes presented to the commission.

The vice chancellor, Prof Joseph Afolayan who announced the results of the university’s first accreditation during an emergency Senate meeting said the commission granted full accreditation in 11 courses, while two others were given interim accreditation.

The NUC had approved 15 programmes for the university at its take-off in 2017, 13 of which were presented for accreditation in October/November 2019 as provided by the commission’s guidelines.

Expressing his delight at the results, Prof Afolayan appreciated members of the Senate for their efforts during the exercise.

He said the result is an encouragement to the university and urged members of staff not relent in their efforts.

“We thank God for this good news. We were well prepared for the exercise and we should be happy about the results and ensure that we even do more. Considering that the exercise was our first as a university, I am most delighted and appreciate all your contributions,” he said.

Also speaking while presenting the details of the results to the Senate, the deputy vice chancellor and director of academic planning, Prof J.O. Fatokun said the result was an encouragement to the university and everyone who contributed to the exercise.

The programmes presented for accreditation were accounting, economics; mass communication; business administration; political science; biochemistry; chemistry; computer science; mathematics; microbiology; physics; English and literary studies; and history & diplomatic studies.

Eleven of the programmes were granted full accreditations, while physics and economics received interim status. 

Meanwhile, the vice-chancellor has underscored the relationship among engineering, mathematics and computer science and the need for experts in the fields to work together.

He spoke at the 2020 international conference in mathematics, computer engineering and computer science (ICMCECS, 2020) themed “The interlocking role of computer science, computer engineering and mathematics in technological advancement”  

Prof Afolayan said, “ As a civil engineer, I understand that these three fields are interdependent and cannot work in isolation. So, its important that experts from these spheres of science come together to drive new trends.”

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