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NUC Reinstates College Of Medicine At Abia Varsity

The Registrar of Abia State University Uturu (ABSU), Dr. Acho Elendu, has announced that the National Universities Commission (NUC), has granted the university full accreditation status for six programmes, and restored its Medicine and Surgery programme, whose accreditation was declined in 2021.

During the 2022 NUC Accreditation Exercise.’  on Thursday, the  registrar conveyed the message in a statement titled ‘ABSU Recovers Medicine and Surgery Programme, Scores 100 Per cent.

According to Elendu, while conveying the result of seven programmes presented by the university at the November/December, 2022, accreditation exercise to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Onyemachi Ogbulu, the NUC announced full accreditation for Medicine and Surgery, Nursing Science, Optometry, Biochemistry, French, Sociology and Business Education. Adding that the Vice Chancellor appreciated the uncommon moral and financial support of the state governor and visitor to state university, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, in achieving this feat, describing the governor as a consummate academic, cerebral administrator and scholar-in-governance.

He further acknowledged contributions of the governing council, management, Senate, staff and students of the university, saying that the full accreditation status granted to the university is tenable for five years.

Recall that the college of medicine was de-accredited, among others, for owing the teaching staff many months of salaries, which necessitated their indefinite strike action, which denied the visiting NUC officials access to the college during assessment inspection for accreditation/re-accreditation.

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu reacted to the development and said he is delighted that apart from recovering accreditation for the medical college, the university scored 100 per cent for other six courses presented by the university for accreditation, reminding Abians of his promise to ensure the accreditation withdrawal for Medicine and Surgery at ABSU would be temporary, as he assured the state government would continue to support the university.

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