By Polycarp Auta
Jos – The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, has said that 43 out of the 75 academic programmes offered by the university have been properly and fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Maimako disclosed this at a news briefing on Friday in Jos to mark his fourth year in office, adding that the other 28 programmes ran by the institution also enjoyed interim accreditation status.
According to him, 96.4 per cent of the courses offered in the University have been properly accredited with no denial so far recorded.
“Forty three out of the 75 programmes run by the University including Special Education options enjoy full accreditation status, while 28 programmes have interim accreditation status.
“Two programmes, Dentistry and Plant Science and Biotechnology are classified as ‘maturing’ with a further two programmes having the result of their accreditation being awaited
“Consequently, you may wish to note that 96.4 per cent of the programmes run by university have been properly accredited with no denied accreditation status so far,” he said.
The vice chancellor also said that full accreditation for 10 professional programmes offered by the university had been secured.
“Of the fifteen professional programmes being run by the university that require accreditation from its body, ten have secured full accreditation status.
“Three programmes: Quantity Surveying, Veterinary Medicine add Engineering are still considered as relatively new and as such, are yet to be assessed by their professional bodies.
“State Management programme has secured special interim accreditation status which will subsist for four years and one of professional courses has been denied accreditation,” he said.
He, however, assured that his administration would do all within its powers to get full accreditation for all courses being offered by the institution.