The National Universities Commission has accredited ten new academic programmes at the University of Abuja.
While disclosing this in a statement on Sunday June 28, 2020, Head, Information and University Relations at the University of Abuja, Dr Habib Yakoob, stated that the university failed to secure accreditation for four programmes.
According to Dr Yakoob, the programmes with full accreditation include Public Administration, Education Arabic Studies, Education Christian Rel. Studies, Education English, Education Geography, Education Islamic Rel. Studies, Guidance and Counselling, Law, Chemistry and Microbiology.
Those awaiting accreditation are Banking and Finance, Education Physics, Educational Administration and Planning and Primary Education Studies.
The Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, said the management of the university was working with all faculties and academic departments to lift the university to world-class standards.
“The university is a proud university and our distinguished staff and students would continue to show excellence and raise the banners of academic excellence as the No. 1 University in Nigeria,” Prof Na’Allah said.
“We are in the middle of laying a solid Internet infrastructure (fybriotics) in all our campuses.
“The university is establishing computer laboratories across faculties and departments where students and staff would easily walk in when they need to use computers.
“Several of our classrooms will be converted to smart classrooms where learners and instructors can use cyber technology,” he added.
He stated further that the university has already built and is perfecting its UniAbuja Virtual classroom system.
He stressed that many students are currently taking some courses online in its Virtual Classroom system, and the Centre for Sponsored Projects.
Dr Na’Allah noted that all staff and students will explore world class academic, research and global citizenship opportunities provided by the university
The vice chancellor also explained that the university has created a Rape and Sexual Harassment Reporting Platform on the main university website.
“The platform will provide opportunity for any student who felt she or he has been harassed, however long this has happened to her or him.
“Such a student can report to the University authority, and the report will go direct to the designated officer and the Vice-Chancellor, where every legitimate process would be followed to thoroughly follow up and get to the bottom of the allegation while also protecting the victim at the highest level,” he said.