NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY LOSES ACCREDITATION OF KEY COURSES

Students of Niger Delta University, NDU, owned by the Bayelsa State Government, are now facing uncertain futureas National Universities Commission, NUC, has withdrawn the accreditation of key courses in the institution.

It was gathered that NUC in its recent accreditation exercise withdrew the accreditation for the Law Faculty and seven others, and placed 20 other courses on interim accreditation.

The university, according to a source, had put forward 31 programmes for accreditation, but NUC only gave four full accreditation.

The source expressed fear that the programmes on probation may still be denied accreditation in the next accreditation exercise scheduled for September/October, 2013 if the conditions for full accreditation were not met.

Among the reasons given for the non-accreditation of the programmes, according to a university source, include inadequate teaching staff, especially Professors, Ph.D holders, and senior lecturers.

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