UNIJOS clarifies on NUC accreditation of five courses

Sebastian Maimako, University of Jos Vice-Chancellor

The management of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) said its had successfully secured the accreditation of five of its courses from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

A statement by its spokesperson, Abdullahi Abdullahi said that the clarification became necessary in view of rumours making the rounds that the courses were not accredited.

“The attention of UniJos management has been drawn to misleading information being circulated over the accreditation status of some programmes being offered by the university,” Mr Abdullahi, the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications wrote.

“These rumours have it that History and International Relations, Medical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry, and Science Laboratory Technology, have not been accredited by NUC and are therefore not certified to be taught in the institution.

“The management wishes to state categorically that the above-mentioned programmes are fully accredited.

“The accreditation status still subsists at the very least until the next round of accreditation exercises.”

The university advised the general public to disregard the false information in its entirety as it was a complete misrepresentation of the facts.

It said that approval by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the university to admit candidates into these programmes in the current admissions exercise was an attestation of the status of the courses

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