From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The National University Commission (NUC) has approved the accreditation of 21 courses at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi.
The Director Public Relations of the varsity, Mr Andee Iheme stated this in a statement distributed to reporters on Thursday in Bauchi.
He said a letter from the Directorate of Accreditation NUC Abuja to ATBU, stated that all the nine Engineering Programme of the Institution were fully accredited with only one given interim status.
“The courses with full accreditation were Agricultural and Bio resources, Automobile, Chemical and civil engineering, others were Computer and Communication, Electrical /Electronics, Mechanical and Petrochemical Engineering, “Only Mechatronics and system Engineering had interim status”.
The Statement said, all the programmes in the faculty of Education had full accreditation with the exception of Metal work Technology which had interim accreditation, So also the Faculty of Agriculture came out with full accreditation of all its programmes. He a He said “In the faculty of Science out of the four courses presented only Computer Science and Mathematics scored full accreditation, The Faculty of Environmental Science also had full accreditation in Quantity Surveying, Urban and Regional Planing, and Faculty of Management scored full accreditation in Banking and Finance.
Mr Iheme said the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Saminu Ibrahim has vowed to do everything possible to secured full accreditation of the remaining four courses and those with interim status.
He said the VC assured the students and staff that all necessary arrangements have been made to addresses the areas of inadequacies observed by the NUC, “In such courses as Accounting, Environmental Management Technology, Ecology and Microbiology”.