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OAU blames NUC over non-accreditation of Law and other courses

Obafemi Awolowo University management says the affected programmes will be restored hopefully in November.

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It would be recalled that the NUC recently suspended Law, Dentistry, Fine and Applied Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition and Consumer Sciences at the institution.

Following the suspension of the courses, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB immediately urged prospective students who selected any of the courses in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to change their course or institution.

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Meanwhile, the university in a statement released by its Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju stated that OAU and other affected schools were denied accreditation because of the existing NUC regulation which does not allow for back to back interim status.

The statement reads in part:

''There are 106 programmes in the University of which the five mentioned above have issues with accreditation. Although all these programmes actually had interim status during the last exercise.

''The university management is working assiduously to address the issues raised by the NUC. It, therefore, has no doubt that the affected programmes will be restored hopefully in the forthcoming accreditation exercise slated for November 2018. We hereby use this medium to officially appreciate the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) for the prompt release of funds to upgrade the existing structures and facilities in the University.

''We appreciate the concern of all stakeholders, particularly parents/guardians and prospective students on this development and plead for their understanding.”

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OAU is the best university in South-West

However, OAU recently emerged as the best university in South-West Nigeria.

The University won the award at South-West Nigeria Education Awards, organised by Excellent Media Group and held at the University of Ibadan.

Also, the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, OAU, Prof Durotoluwa Oyedele, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Prof Abayomi Fasina; and Dr Tomi Alade of the University of Lagos all emerged as the best lecturers in the region.

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