The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has unveiled the introduction of five new academic programmes.
These exciting additions to the university’s curriculum are nuclear engineering, aeronautical engineering, railway engineering, mining and geology, as well as tourism and hospitality management.
The Vice-Chancellor of UniAbuja, Rasheed Na’Allah, revealed these developments during a press briefing held on Monday.
He expressed that “the new programmes would commence once they received approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC).”
The university is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the successful launch of these programmes.
For instance, resource verification teams from the NUC were scheduled to visit the campus for evaluation.
In anticipation of their approval, the university has already recruited staff in various areas, such as Mining and Geology.
UniAbuja is also establishing crucial collaborations with relevant bodies and industries to facilitate the innovative take-off of these programmes.
For railway engineering, the university is partnering with the Chinese government, as the president of China chose UniAbuja for the Luban workshop.
Besides focusing on academic excellence, the institution is also encouraging its students to become self-reliant and proactive in creating job opportunities.
To this end, more than 1,000 students have already registered their companies with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
This move empowers the students to practice their entrepreneurial ventures even while pursuing their studies, fostering a mindset that prioritises wealth creation and self-employment over seeking traditional employment opportunities.
UniAbuja’s decision to introduce these five new courses reflects its commitment to academic advancement and fostering a generation of innovative, self-reliant, and entrepreneurial graduates.