From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given full accreditation to all the academic programmes run by the Faculties of Law, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Science of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Commenting on the development the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, lauded the patriotic zeal of the Professor Abubakar Rasheed-led NUC, for putting in their best in ensuring that all academic programmes being run by the Nigerian Universities were of international standards and their products equipped with required intellectual arsenal to compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.
According to a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, the VC also appreciated the Institutional Spirit of the University’s members of the Council led by Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, the Senate, Departmental, Faculty and National Alumni Associations whose commitment assisted, in much greater measure, in putting all necessary facilities in place 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.
Ogunbodede, therefore, pledged that his administration would put in more efforts in ensuring the sustenance of the high moral, academic and cultural standards which the University is noted for.
He, again, called 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 the founding fathers”.