National Universities Commission (NUC), has fully accreditated Seven (7) academic programmes of the Salem University, Lokoja in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Alewo Johnson-Akubo, disclosed this to Newsmen in Lokoja.
The seven accredited courses in BSc are: Computer Science, Information Technology, Geology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and 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 the University 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 a cheering 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 in November/December, 2022.
“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, Lokoja can admit more students in the 2022/2023 academic year, whose admission is still opened.
“By the way, with the kind of infrastructural development we have in Salem University, we have what it takes to admit more students now,” he said.
The VC was full of praises to the Chancellor of the University, Archbishop Sam Amaga, for what he described as, his “impressive” and “encouraging” leadership qualities, which he said was driving the university to greater heights.