National Universities Commission(NUC) has approved 31 out of 37 courses presented by the Lagos State University, Ojo, for accreditation.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, commended the Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu for bringing sustainable reforms to the state education sector, saying they were yielding positive results.
Wahab noted that the current administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda was the fastest and most effective strategy in achieving transformational governance in the current democratic experience.
Wahab said, “Out of 37 courses LASU presented 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, Prof. Ibiyemi Bello said, ‘‘Such excellent feat is unprecedented in the history of the university since its 40 years of existence.”
Also, the notification letter written by NUC to LASU and signed by its Director of Accreditation, Dr Maryam Sali, said, “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.”
Courses which had NUC full accreditation were Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, and Local Government and Development Studies.
In the Faculty of Arts, there were six courses including Arabic Studies, Christian Religious Studies, English Language, Islamic Studies, Yoruba Language, and Music.
Other fully accredited courses were Nursing Science, Psychology, Pharmacology, and all the 14 courses in the Faculty of Education, Law, Mathematics, and Physics.
Four courses with NUC interim accreditation status according to Sali are Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Common and Islamic Law, Theatre Arts, and Philosophy.