The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted Full accreditation status to all eleven programs visited between October and November 2018 at Igbinedion University Okada.
The news was broken yesterday by the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye while presenting his report to the Chancellor of the University, Sir, Chief, Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, CFR, in his country home at Okada. The excited Vice-Chancellor expressed joy at the report of the full accreditation status of all programs of the University which in his words defined full compliance to quality education delivery in Igbinedion University, Okada.
The program that were visited and fully accredited are; Accounting, Business Administration, Banking And Finance, Physiology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy, mass communication ,Economics and Development Studies.
Professor Ezemonye expressed delight that the result of the accreditation has put the University on a stronger footing towards consolidating its dominance in the academic space. He noted that with the outcome of the accreditation exercise, all programs in the University now have full accreditation status with the NUC and all other regulatory professional bodies. He expressed gratitude to God almighty for making the feat possible and thanked the Chancellor for his immense support towards the efforts of Management in all ramification.
In the same vein, the Vice-chancellor reported that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has granted full approval to the Igbinedion University Staff Secondary School in the Crown Estate Campus of the University as a WAEC Examination Centre to offer fourteen subjects. This followed the recent verification exercise conducted by the examinations body to the school. Consequently all SS3 students of the school will henceforth seat for their WAEC examination in the school premises. The subjects approved are; English Language, Mathematics, Civil Education, Marketing (Trade), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Economics, Literature–In-English, Geography, Financial Accounting and Christian Religious Studies.
The Vice-Chancellor also reported that the University has entered into partnership with a number of professional bodies including the Nigerian Society of Engineers which recently inducted 101 Engineering students of the University as Student members. He said that such move is to enhance the scope of exposure of the students to the professional platforms governing their discipline and exemptions as appropriate at their professional qualification examination on graduation.
Furthermore, Prof. Ezemonye assured the Chancellor that the University will continue to be the flagship of skill acquisition training in all disciplines in accordance with the NUC’s mandate and the University’s well spelt-out mission statement to promote qualitative training and research for excellence in all human endeavour. He made reference to the recently held exhibition of students’ entrepreneurs undergoing training at the Sir, Dr. David Osunde Centre for Entrepreneurship of the University where the University management pledged to fund the various innovations displayed by the students for profit which it intends to share with the students groups.
Obajide ILUGBO. arpa. anipr. msm.
Head, Public & External Relations Unit,
Office of the Vice-Chancellor.