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National Universities Commission (NUC)suspends part-time programmes in universit

« on: June 26, 2012, 11:23:54 AM »  (Read 2536 times)
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  • Read news (see below) that the National Universities Commission (NUC)- a body monitoring & accrediting Nigerian universities suspends part-time programmes in universities. Just wondering the fate of current students. are they going just like that ?

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    NUC suspends part-time  programmes in universities   
    The National Universities  Commission (NUC) on Monday  announced the  suspension of all part-time  programmes run by universities  in the country.
    The Executive Secretary  of the commission, Julius  Okojie, also announced the  results of accreditation of  courses run by the National  Open University of Nigeria  (NOUN).
    Okojie said the suspension  of the part- time programmes  was to enable the  regulatory body “streamline”  them.
    He said the work of  the universities’ regulatory  body was becoming  more difficult because of  the “products of the system’’  and urged the institutions to  cooperate with the NUC to  evolve a more focused and  credible system.
    “For now all part time  programmes have been  suspended. We are going to  streamline them.
    “No university should  have more than 20 percent  of their student population  on part-time with excess  capacity to teach.
    “All part time programmes  must be located  on campus. We do not  want satellite campuses  anymore,’’ he said.
    The executive secretary  said henceforth universities  must score over 70 percent  in all areas of assessment, including the provision of  library facilities before it  would be accredited.
    “But if your library facilities  are poor or sub- standard, even if you score  over 70 percent, you will not be considered fit enough for  accreditation,’’ he stated.

     


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