National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation: Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai to commence postgraduate programmes in September.
Post Graduate programmes will commence at the Niger State-owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai in 2014/2015 academic session, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Ibrahim Kolo, has said.
Kolo said this at the first convocation of the university where 1,732 students graduated – eight of them with first class honours.
He said the university was prepared for the visit and the inspection of facilities by the Resource inspection team of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Kolo said the post graduate courses at masters and doctoral levels would be offered in Counselling Psychology, English, Adult Education, Biochemistry, Geography and Political Science including post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Studies.
“For this purpose, the Post-Graduate School board has been put in place. By the grace of God, we expect to start our Post-Graduate Programmes by the coming 2014/2015 academic session in September this year,” he said.
Giving a breakdown of results, the Vice Chancellor said 324 students graduated with second class upper while 902 graduated with second class lower. He added that 472 others made Third Class while 22 students got pass degree.
Speaking of the university’s growth, Kolo said from having only four professors and 28 lecturers at inception in 2006, the university now has 20 professors, 20 associate professors, 42 senior lecturers and 140 lecturers in its employ.
He added that the university has 680 technical and support staff facilitating quality of teaching and learning at the institution. (The Nation)