By ABU NMODU, Minna –
The National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation teams that visited IBB University Lapai Niger state for assessment and peer review of its academic programmes and learning facilities have given the university good rating.
The chairman of the team to the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Professor Aminu Momoh expressed satisfaction with the level of world-class facilities provided at the institution.
He stated at the team’s exit briefing, that the experience of the exercise would be beneficial to both the institution and stakeholders in the education industry.
Prof Momoh applauded the efforts of Niger State government for providing the necessary support to the university and called for a sustained effort so as to make the institution envy of others.
The team leader, who also spoke for Science Education team, disclosed that though the exercise was a thorough one, the support and cooperation of the university management and every staff were very overwhelming and appreciated the kind gesture.
He, however, stated that despite the impressive facilities and right calibre of human capital available in the university, the teams also made some positive observations that when implemented by the university management would go a long way in taking the institution to high pedestal of citadels of learning in the country.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare congratulated the teams for a successful exercise and thanked them for objective assessment of the programmes.
He said the assignment carried out by various NUC teams would no doubt add value to the growth and development of the university and assured that the management was determined to ensure that observations made would be looked into with a view to implementing them.
Other erudite Professors that led some academic programmes assessed during the accreditation exercise were: Professor Patience Onukala, team leader to the Department of Economics, while Professor Oludayo Soola led the team to the Department of Mass Communication.
Each team gave their separate exit briefing to the university management.