Our strategy for takeoff of University of Ilesa paid off, says Adeleke

s NUC approves 32 courses

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has expressed joy and happiness over the approval granted University of Ilesa by the National University Commission (NUC) to run 32 courses for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Responding to the outcome of Resource Assessment Visitation by the NUC team, Adeleke stated that his strategy of implementing due process and best practices for the takeoff of the University of Ilesa has paid off, positing that ” the University of Ilesa will emerge as one of best state universities in Nigeria.

According to the statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the governor said, ” I earlier told my people of Ijeshaland that I have their best interest at heart. I have set up enduring structures. Specifically, our administration remove politics from the question of University of Ilesa.

“I’m elated that the NUC came, saw and validated the preparedness of the university. I convey the appreciation of the Osun State Government to the NUC management. University of Ilesa is taking off in compliance with beat practices and national standards. Our strategy is working.

“Our government will continue to support the new university as we are doing for the Osun State University. We will ensure the university maintain high academic standard. The public should expect the best from University of Ilesa as they are getting from the Osun state University.

“I must also commend Ijesha sons and daughters who contributed financially to ensure the successful take of the university. Community support and buy in of the university is a great asset which our government will leverage on.”

The National University Commission (NUC) had granted approval for University of Ilesa to run 32 courses for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The commission, in a letter signed by Abubakar Girei, the Acting Director, Academic Planning of NUC, for Chris Matyak, the acting Executive Secretary of NUC, was addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilesa, entitled, “Re: Resource Assessment Visit to Proposed Take-Off Academic Activities.”

The letter partly read: “I am directed to inform the Vice-Chancellor that the Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the following undergraduate programmes, to be run in the Main Campus of the University with effect from 2023/2024 academic session: “B.Sc. Anatomy, B.Sc Physiology, B.Sc. Accounting, B.Sc. Business Administration, B.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Ed. Economics, B.Sc. Political Science, B.Sc. Ed. Political Science, B.Sc. Tourism and Hospitality, B.Sc. Transport Planning and Logistics Studies, B.A. Linguistics, B.A. Ed. English, B. A. English Language, B.A. History and International Studies, B.A. Music, B.A. Ed. Music, BMLS Medical Laboratory Science, B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.NSc. Nursing Science, B.Sc. Public Health, LL.B. Law, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Cyber Security, B.Sc. Ed. Computer Science, B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling, B.Ed. Business Education, B.Ed. Educational Management, B.Ed. Adult and Continuing Education, B.Sc. Ed. Agricultural Science, B.Ed. Social Studies, B.Sc. Ed. Integrated Science.

“I am to add that the approval does not cover the part-time mode of delivery of the programmes.

“All programmes shall bear only the approved title and nomenclatures and any change will require the approval of the Commission. The University is enjoined to provide adequate human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes.”

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