Six NOUN programmes get NUC accreditation

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted accreditation to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to commence six academic programmes beginning from the current session.

The six programmes are accounting, banking and finance, business administration, marketing, public administration, and Hotel and Catering Management.

The university said with the approval given by the NUC, the institution has full accreditation to run the programmes for the next five years.

The NUC approval was conveyed to the vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abdalla Adamu, in a letter signed by the NUC director of accreditation, Maryam Sali.

The NOUN director of media and publicity, Mr Ibrahim Sheme said the score for each of the six programmes ranged from 78.7 per cent to 97.4 per cent.

He said, “The NUC has given full accreditation to six academic programmes at NOUN. The implication of this status is that NOUN now has the mandate to run these programmes for five years.

“The NUC has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian universities. Certificates issued to students admitted into unaccredited programmes are not recognised.”

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Adamu expressed delight with the approval, saying this showed the readiness of NOUN to fulfil its obligations as a centre of excellence in the open and distant learning mode of education.

In another development, EduCeleb.com reported that NOUN postponed its 2018/2019 convocation ceremonies due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The institution promised to announce a new date later.

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