The National University Commission (NUC) has approved 24 programmes in Kwara State University, Malete Ilorin(KWASU). These includes MBBS Medicine and Surgery, B.Eng. Food Engineering, B.Sc. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, B.Sc. Taxation, B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and B.Ed. Educational Management.
The approval which was contained in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi SAN, was signed by the Director of Academic Planning, Dr N.B. Saliu on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the Commission.
The Director of University Relations, Dr. Saeedat Aliyu, in his statement said the NUC has approved 24 programmes which included MBBS Medicine and Surgery, B.Eng. Food Engineering, B.Sc. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, B.Sc. Taxation, B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and B.Ed. Educational Management.
There were other undergraduate programmes such as B.A. Ed. in English Education, Christian Studies Education, Arabic Education, French Education, Islamic Studies Education, and Yoruba Education.
The approval of the new programmes which is with effect from the 2022/2023 academic session followed resource verification visits by panels of experts to the University to assess the human and material resources available for their establishment, the statement said;
“The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi SAN, expressed appreciation to the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for the support which has contributed to the many successes the institution has recorded.
“The Vice-Chancellor who noted that the approval to commence the new programmes would contribute to the state’s drive to increase the development of human capacity added that the programmes would offer a premium opportunity to Kwarans and Nigerians to receive an excellent education in those areas”.