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ATBU Gets NUC Accreditation For 21 Courses

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The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
( ATBU ) Bauchi has secured full
accreditation from the National
Universities Commission ( NUC ) for 21 of its programmes.

ATBU Director of Public Relations, Mr
Andee Iheme, made this known in a
statement on Thursday in Bauchi.
Iheme said that the accreditation was
contained in a letter by the NUC’s
Directorate of Accreditation in Abuja.

He said all nine engineering programmes of the institution were fully accredited with only one given an interim status.

“The courses with full accreditation are
agriculture, bio-resources, automobile,
chemical and civil engineering.

“Others are computer and
communication, electrical/electronics,
mechanical and petrochemical
engineering.

“The only programme with an interim
status is the mechatronics and system
engineering,” Iheme said.

According to him, all the programmes in
the faculty of education had full
accreditation with the exception of metal
work technology which has been
granted an interim accreditation.

“So also the faculty of agriculture came
out with full accreditation of all its
programmes.

“In the faculty of science, out of the four
courses presented, only computer
science and mathematics got full
accreditation.

“The faculty of environmental science
also had full accreditation in quantity
surveying, urban and regional planning.

“Also the faculty of management got full
accreditation in banking and finance,’’
Iheme said.

He said the Vice Chancellor of the
University, Prof. Saminu Ibrahim, has
vowed to do everything possible to
secure full accreditation for the
remaining four courses of the institution
as well as those with interim status.

Iheme said Ibrahim had also assured the
students and staff of the institution that
all necessary arrangements had been
made to address areas of inadequacies
observed by the NUC.

“Ibrahim said ATBU had carved a niche
as a citadel of excellence and that he was not going to allow that standard drop under his watch,” he said.

ATBU, Bauchi is one of the third
generation Specialised University of
Technology established in 1980 By the
Federal Government.

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