The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved twenty-four new additional academic programmes for the Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin, Kwara State.
In a statement signed by the Director Academic Planning, Dr. N.B. Saliu for the Executive Secretary of the Commission, said MBBS Medicine and Surgery top on the list of approved programmes.
Food Engineering; B.Sc. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management; B.Sc. Taxation; B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; and B.Ed. Educational Management among.
Other undergraduate programmes are B.A. Ed. in English Education, Christian Studies Education; Arabic Education; French Education; Islamic Studies Education; and, Yoruba Education.
The approval equally granted the establishment of B.Sc. Ed. in Agricultural Education; Biology Education; Chemistry Education; Computer Science Education; Mathematics Education; and, Physics Education.
NUC also approved postgraduate programmes include M.Eng. and Ph.D. Electrical Electronics Engineering; M.Sc. and Ph.D. Plant and Environmental Biology; M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering; and, M.Sc. Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The approval of the new programmes which is with effect from the 2022/2023 academic session followed resource verification visits by panels of experts to the University to assess the human and material resources available for their establishment.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN expressed appreciation to the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the support which has contributed to the many successes the institution has recorded.
Mr Akanbi noted that the approval to commence the new programmes would contribute to the State’s drive to increase the development of human capacity added that the programmes would offer premium opportunity to Kwarans and Nigerians to receive excellent education in those areas.