National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved 31 out of 37 courses presented to it by the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, for accreditation.
31 of those courses, it was gathered represented 96.0 per cent got NUC full accreditation status.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this while reacting to the excellent 96.0 per cent performance of LASU in the recently released National Universities Commission’s (NUC) Comprehensive Accreditation Exercise for the year 2021.
According to the Special Adviser, “Out of 37 courses of the Lagos State University, LASU, presented by the University Authority for accreditation before NUC during October/ November 2021 NUC Academic Programmes Accreditation Exercise for Nigerian Universities 31 of those courses representing 96.0 per cent got NUC full accreditation status.”
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Ibiyemi Bello said “such excellent feat is unprecedented in the history of the University since its 40 years of existence.”
According to the notification of results letter, written by NUC to LASU and signed by its Director of Accreditation, Dr. Maryam Sali, which was made available to the press, “LASU, during the October/November 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Exercise conducted across all Nigerian Universities, got full accreditation for 31 out of the 37 courses presented before the Commission with an excellent Grade of 96.0 per cent.
“Only 4 courses, accounting for about 10.8 per cent were still under interim accreditation status.”
The courses that had NUC full accreditation according to the NUC notification letter are Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration and Local Government and Development Studies.
In the Faculty of Arts, six courses of the University that gained NUC full accreditation include Arabic Studies, Christian Religious Studies CRS, English Language, Islamic Studies, Yoruba Language and Music.
Other fully accredited courses include; Nursing Science, Psychology, Pharmacology, all the 14 courses in the Faculty of Education, Law, Mathematics and Physics.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu has received encomiums for bringing sustainable reforms to the state education sector, which were fast yielding positive results.