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 ?
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 â€œstreamlineâ€ them.
He said the work of the universitiesâ€™ regulatory body was becoming more difficult because of the â€œproducts of the systemâ€™â€™ and urged the institutions to cooperate with the NUC to evolve a more focused and credible system.
â€œFor now all part time programmes have been suspended. We are going to streamline them.
â€œNo university should have more than 20 percent of their student population on part-time with excess capacity to teach.
â€œAll part time programmes must be located on campus. We do not want satellite campuses anymore,â€™â€™ 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.
â€œBut 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,â€™â€™ he stated.