The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited 20 undergraduate programmes the Federal University Birnin-Kebbi (FUBK) offers, a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES has shown.
The statement, signed by Jamilu Magaji, head, information & public relations of the university, showed that 12 of the 20 programmes were fully accredited, while the remaining eight programmes got interim accreditation.
This is coming four months after the NUC conducted an accreditation exercise at the university in March.
According to the statement, the result, referenced No NUC/ES/412/Vol. 11/452 was signed by the director of accreditation of the Commission N. B. Saliu on behalf of the executive secretary.
It also revealed that while full accreditation status is valid for five years, interim accreditation lasts for two years, after which the programmes would be revisited.
The accredited programmes cut across the Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Sciences and the Faculty of Science.
The programmes that secured full accreditation include: Accounting, Applied Geophysics, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Computer Science, Demography and Social Statistics, Economics, History and International Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology and, Statistics.
The programmes with interim accreditation status include Biology, Chemistry (Industrial), Chemistry (Pure) and English Language, Geography, Geology, Microbiology and Physics with Electronics.
When speaking on the development, the vice chancellor of the University, Balla Shehu, expressed delight over the results, the statement said.
“He said the University is happy with the results as none of the programmes was denied accreditation. He expressed optimism that the eight programmes with interim accreditation status would score full accreditation in the next two years,” he was quoted as saying.
“The Vice Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of different stakeholders that took part in the exercise. He thanked Members of the Governing Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students of the University for the support and cooperation which made the exercise successful.”