NUC Grants 37 OAU Courses Full Accreditation & 5 Others Interim

National Universities Commission (NUC) Has Granted Full Accreditation to Thirty Seven (37) Courses and 5 Others Interim, Offered by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Osun State at the October/November 2019 Accreditation Exercise.

The approval was contained in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, by the Executive-Secretary, NUC Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf.
 
Thirty seven (37) out of the fourty-two (42) courses run in the University were granted Full Accreditation while five (5) others were given Interim Accreditation.

Among the 37 courses granted approval were Law, Dentistry, Botany and Fine Arts which was suspended in 2018.

With this development, the University has now got clearance to continue admitting undergraduate students in all its fifteen (15) programmes and will be able to mobilise its graduates for the one-year mandatory national service under National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

It should be noted that programmes with Full Accreditation will be revisited by the NUC for another accreditation after five (5) years while those programmes with Interim Accreditation will be revisited after two (2) years.

Read Content of Letter Below:
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities. Pursuant to this mandate and in consonance with the prOvisions of the current Government approved guidelines, initial accreditation of a new programme is held after the programme has run for two academic sessions following approval for the establishment of the programme.

Thereafter, the Commission accredits the approved programmes as and when due, Consequently, the NUC organized the accreditation of academic programmes at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Osun State in October/November 2019.

The results of the exercise are as follows:  

Administration
  • Accounting - Full 

Agriculture
  • Agriculture - Full
  • Home Economics - Interim

Arts
  • Dramatic Arts - Interim
  • English Studies - Interim
  • Music - Full
  • Philosophy - Full
  • Portuguese - Full
  • Religious Studies - Full

Basic Medical Science
  • Nursing Science - Full

Education
  • Education Biology - Full
  • Education Chemistry - Full
  • Education Economics - Full
  • Education French - Full
  • Education Geography - Full
  • Education History - Interim
  • Education Mathematics - Full
  • Education Physics - Full
  • Education Political Science - Full
  • Guidance and Counseling - Full. 
  • Integrated Science - Full
  • Physical and Health Education - Full
  • Social Studies - Full 

Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering - Full
  • Food Science and Technology/Food Engineering  - Full

Environmental Science
  • Fine Arts  - Full
  • Survey and Geo-Informatics - Interim
  • Urban and Regional Planning - Full 

Law
  • Law - Full

Medicine
  • Dentistry - Full
  • Medicine & Surgery - Full


Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy - Full

Science
  • Botany - Full
  • Computer Science - Full
  • Geology - Full
  • Mathematics - Full
  • Statistics - Full 

Social Science
  • Demography and Social Statistics - Full
  • Economics - Full
  • Geography - Full
  • International Relations - Full
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Full

You are requested to please note the implications of the accreditation status earned by academic programmes of Nigerian Universities: