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Kwara varsity gets NUC approval for 13 new programmes



AUTHORITY of National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 13 new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to be run by Kwara State University, Malete.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the approval, which was contained in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, was signed by the Acting Director of Academic Planning of the NUC, Abubakar Girei, on behalf of the Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission.

A statement signed by Dr. Saeedat Aliyu, the Ag. Director, University Relations noted that two of the programmes are at the undergraduate level while the other eleven are postgraduate programmes.

The approved undergraduate programmes are B.HIM Health Information Management and B.Sc. Development Studies while the postgraduate programmes include LL.M and Ph.D. in Common Law, LL.M. and Ph.D. in Islamic Law, and M.LIS and Ph.D. Library and Information Science.

The others are Ph.D. Human Kinetics, Ph.D. Special Education, M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science, Masters in Public Sector Accounting, and Masters in Development Finance.

The letter stated that the programmes are to be run in full-time mode and are to commence from 2024/2025 academic session.

In his reaction to the NUC approval, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, expressed excitement at the new programmes commencing in University.

He commended the state government for the support in achieving the feat while appreciating the steadfastness of staff of the institution for the readiness to take on the new programmes and contribute more to human capital development.

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