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NUC approves 13 new programmes for varsity

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 13 new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to be run by Kwara State University, Malete.

The approval, which was contained in a letter to the vice-chancellor, was signed by the acting director of Academic Planning of the NUC, Abubakar Girei, on behalf of the acting executive secretary of the commission, according to a statement by KWASU’s Acting Director University Relations, Dr. Saeedat Aliyu.  

The statement said, “Two of the programmes are at the undergraduate level while the other eleven are postgraduate programmes.

“The approved undergraduate programmes are B.HIM Health Information Management and B.Sc. Development Studies while the postgraduate programmes include LLM and PhD in Common Law, LLM and PhD in Islamic Law, and MLIS and PhD Library and Information Science.

“The others are Ph.D. Human Kinetics, Ph.D. Special Education, M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science, Masters in Public Sector Accounting, and Masters in Development Finance.”

The letter, according to the statement, said the programmes are to be run in full-time mode and they are to commence from 2024/2025 academic session.

In his reaction to the NUC approval, the acting vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Luqman Jimoh, expressed excitement at the new programmes commencing in university.

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