The University of Ilorin, UNILORIN has received a full accreditation from National Universities Commission (NUC) for 23 of its academic programmes.
This disclosed by the NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, in a letter dated March 29th which was signed on behalf of the NUC boss by the Commission’s Director of Quality Assurance, Dr Noel Saliu, and sent to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali on Tuesday.
According to the letter this development is the outcome of the accreditation exercise carried out on the University in November 2016.
It was gathered that eight faculties in the university benefited from the full accreditation status.
A further breakdown, reveals that 2 courses received full accreditation in the Faculty of Administration; three in the Faculty of Agriculture and 10 in the Faculty of Arts. 2 in the Faculty of Engineering; 1 in the Faculty of Law; 3 in the Faculty of Physical Sciences, 1 in the Faculty of Social Sciences and 1 in the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, among others.
The NUC, however, Social Works and Psychology, in the Faculty of Social Science were denied accreditation.
Explaining the implication of the accreditation status earned by the respective academic programmes, the NUC stated that full accreditation status is valid for a period of five years while interim accreditation status is valid for two years after which the programme would be re-visited.