FUOYE gets NUC approval to offer more postgraduate courses

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The Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) has said it has got the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to expand its postgraduate programmes to cover a wide range of courses.

A notification of the accreditation by the NUC of all programmes of the university examined is contained in a letter with reference number NUC/ES/412/Vol. 12/153 dated 19th March, 2020 to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun from NUC Director of Accreditation, Dr Maryam Sali, on behalf of the Executive Secretary.

It had stated in part, “All programmes examined in five faculties of Management Sciences, Arts, Education, Science and Social Sciences gained accreditation”.

FUOYE, in a statement by the Deputy Director, Corporate Services, Yinka Ademuyiwa, said, “The implication of this is that the university can commence postgraduate studies in all courses and programmes where it has full accreditation.

“These are Geology (in Faculty of Science); Mass Communication, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and Political Science (in Faculty of Social Science); Banking and Finance and Public Administration (in the Faculty of Management Sciences.

“The university is poised to start admitting postgraduate students into Masters classes in all of these academic programmes, in addition to courses already accredited and which postgraduate school has given admission to students who are currently running masters, and doctoral studies.

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“Furthermore, two additional academic programmes in the Faculty of Arts; History and International Studies and Linguistics have been fully accredited.

“Similarly, all courses in Faculty of Education have been accredited with six gaining full accreditation and will be ready to admit students for masters degree programmes in the coming academic session.

“The courses are Business Education, Agricultural Science Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, English Education and Education Management”.

Ademuyiwa added that, “The VC, Soremekun, is serious about the accreditation status of all FUOYE courses. This also explains why members of the accreditation team in the university, led by the VC, has been up and doing to ensure that the internal quality control mechanism in the university is in place to meet the high standards of varying accreditation bodies particularly the NUC.”

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