The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, full accreditation of 21 academic programs in five Faculties.
The NUC’s substantive credence to the institution’s academic programs came after critical inspection and validation of manpower resources and modern facilities available for the training of highly skilled graduates.
In a letter of approval dated 14th of April, 2022, and signed by NUC executive secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Abdulrasheed, through the director of accreditation, Dr. Maryam Sali, the commission said the full credence is valid for the next five years.
Some of the approved academic programs fully accredited, according to the NUC are agricultural education, education Biology, education Chemistry, education Physics, education Geography, Health Education, Human Kinetics and Library and Information Science.
Others are Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Urban and Regional Planning, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, and Computer Science.
KUST had earlier secured similar clean bill of health from the NUC for the establishment of 14 new academic programs and one postgraduate program in the university.
The NUC full-time mode approval for the new program came after a successful resource verification exercise conducted by the NUC team to ascertain the readiness of human and material resources to run the programs.
The new academic programs that scaled through resource assessment include Bsc Forestry and Wildlife Management, Bsc Fisheries and Aquaculture, BSc Quantity Surveying, BSc Estate Management, and BSc Building Technology among others.
Reacting to the development, the vice-chancellor, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, said the 100 percent accreditation of academic programs under his stewardship is another milestone achievement that would remain in the sand of time.
In a release issued by the spokesman of KUST, Saidu Na’Yahaya, the VC expressed satisfaction that the successes over the years were only dreams that come through, not without the support and commitment of the visitor and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and pro-chancellor of the university.