41 courses approved by NUC for the Niger State University of Education

MINNA (Sundiata Scholar) – The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 41 courses for the Niger State University of Education to begin offering starting in the 2023–2024 academic year, according to the Implementation Committee of the university.

The news was announced last Thursday in Minna at a press conference by the committee’s chairman, Prof. Mohammed Kuta-Yahaya.

“A resource verification visit was carried out by panels of experts to the proposed academic programme in the Niger State University of Education, Minna with a view to assessing the human and material resources available for its establishment.

“I am directed to inform the Vice Chancellor that the Acting Executive Secretary, NUC, has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of 41 undergraduate programmes, to be run in the main campus of the university with effect from 2023/2024 academic session,” Kuta-Yahaya said.

According to him, the NUC also attested to the availability of the necessary facilities and organisational structures for the four faculties—the Faculty of Science Education, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Education—to carry out their respective programmes.

Gov. Umaru Bago allocated N20 billion for the establishment of the state’s University of Education at the 2024 budget presentation to the State Assembly on December 19.