By Ifeoma Maduka
The university had then presented 28 programmes, which included accounting, business administration, English language, history, music, French, Igbo, philosophy, anatomy, fine and applied arts, chemical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering and civil engineering for accreditation.
Other programmes were applied geo-physics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, mass communication, criminology and security studies.
The outcome, as released recently by the National Universities Commission (NUC) shows that all the programmes presented received full accreditation status except mechanical engineering and mechatronics engineering both of which were granted interim accreditation.
The vice chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, while expressing his profound happiness on the good news in his office, stated that accreditation exercise was an important peer review and quality assurance process for the university.
He added that such exercise was meant to help improve the quality of its academic activities, not only to meet the minimum benchmark set by the NUC, but also to meet with global best practices.
Nwajiuba further explained that the university was doing its best in the area of quality assurance, noting that a directorate had been created in that regard. He also assured the university stakeholders, especially students of the two programmes that had interim accreditation that he would not rest on his oars until they were accorded full accreditation in 2020.