26 June 2012

Nigeria: NUC Suspends Part-Time Programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday announced the suspension of all part-time programmes run by universities in the country.

The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, also announced the results of accreditation of courses run by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

Okojie said the commission wanted to streamline part-time programmes such that it would accommodate not more than 20 per cent of the students in universities and stop the establishment of satellite campuses.

Okojie also announced that 30 NOUN programmes have been granted accreditation.

He said four programmes- Cooperative Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Agric Extension and Management and Hotel & Catering Management were granted full accreditation, 29 programmes were granted interim accreditation while Nursing Science was denied accreditation for failing to meet requirements.

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