ATBU gets accreditation approval for 21 courses, three New faculties

By Samuel Luka

The management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has announced that 21 of its courses have secured the accreditation approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

According to Zailani Bappa, Director
Directorate of Information and Public Relations, the NUC “approved the accreditation of 21 academic courses for the University as well as all courses offered at the seven Colleges of Education and Polytechnics affiliated to the University”.

Zailani Bappa who made this known in a press statement Tuesday, said, in addition, all the nine Courses offered at the World Bank supported project of the University, the Sustainable, Procurement, Environmental and Social Standard Enhancement Projects – Center of Excellence (SPESSE-CE) were equally accredited fully.

He pointed out that the commission also approved the establishment of three additional Faculties in the University which are the Faculty of Computing, the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.

“These three Faculties will run a total of 56 different departments”, he said.

Zailani Bappa noted that the development was made known by the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sani Usman Kunya.

“He said the approvals came at a time when ATBU was ever poised to achieve excellence in all academic pursuits. The University sought for the accreditation of 25 courses from the NUC, got 21 of the courses fully accredited”, the press statement explained.

It added that three of them got an interim accreditation while one course (Urban and Regional Planning) was denied accreditation.

“We are at this point in time exerting our total commitment to ensure that all the unfortunate problems facing the department of Urban and Regional Planning are fully addressed”, the Ag Vice Chancellor assured.

He said that the University has already put all measures on ground for the successful take-off of the new Faculties and departments.

He recalled that the University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has successfully taken-off this Academic Session.

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