The National Universities Commission (NUC) has fully accreditated seven (7) academic programmes of the Salem University Lokoja in Kogi, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Alewo Johnson-Akubo, has said.
The seven accredited courses in B.Sc category are: Computer Science, Information Technology, Geology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and in MSc/MBA Business Administration.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja, the VC said, “with the new development, all our courses are now fully accredited.”
Johnson-Akubo said that the NUC approval was contained in a letter to him dated March 9, and signed by Arc. S.S. Ikani, Deputy Director (Programme Accreditation) for the NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed.
The elated VC said that the approval letter came as cheery news to the management, staff and students of the institution, which needed the accreditation to continue to operate as a full-fledged university.
“The accredited courses were sequel to the NUC’s organised accreditation visit to our academic programmes last November/December.
“We give God the glory now that all our programmes in the seven colleges have been fully accredited by the NUC.
“In fact, with this accreditation, Salem University can admit more students in the 2022/2023 academic year, which admission is still opened, ” he said.
Johnson-Akubo said, “by the way, with the kind of infrastructural development we have in Salem University, we have what it takes to admit more students now.”
The VC was full praises to the Chancellor of the University, Archbishop Sam Amaga, for what he described as, his “impressive” and “encouraging” leadership qualities, driving the university to greater heights.