The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation status to all 11 programs visited between October and November 2018 at Igbinedion University Okada (IUO).
The news was broken by the Vice-Chancellor of IUO, Prof Lawrence Ezemonye while presenting his report to the Chancellor of the University, Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, in his country home at Okada. The excited VC expressed joy at the report of the full accreditation status of all programs of the university which in his words defined full compliance to quality education delivery in IUO.
The program that were accredited are; Accounting, Business Administration, Banking And Finance, Physiology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy, Mass Communication ,Economics and Development Studies.
Prof Ezemonye expressed delight that the result of the accreditation has put the university on a stronger footing towards consolidating its dominance in the academic space. He noted that with the outcome of the accreditation exercise, all programs in IUO now have full accreditation status with the NUC and other regulatory professional bodies.
In the same vein, the VC reported that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has granted approval to the Igbinedion University Staff Secondary School in the Crown Estate campus of the institution as a WAEC centre.
This followed the recent verification exercise conducted by the examinations body to the school. Consequently all SS3 students of the school will henceforth write their May/June WASSCE in the school. The subjects approved are; English Language, Mathematics, Civil Education, Marketing (Trade), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Economics, Literature–In-English, Geography, Financial Accounting and Christian Religious Studies.
The VC also reported that the university has entered into partnership with a number of professional bodies, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers which recently inducted 101 Engineering students of the university as student members. He said that such move is to enhance the scope of exposure of the students to the professional platforms governing their discipline and exemptions as appropriate at their professional qualification examination on graduation.
Furthermore, Prof. Ezemonye assured the chancellor that the university will continue to be the flagship of skill acquisition training in all disciplines in accordance with the NUC’s mandate and IUO spelt-out mission statement to promote qualitative training and research for excellence in all human endeavour.
He made reference to the recently held exhibition of students’ entrepreneurs undergoing training at the Sir David Osunde Centre for Entrepreneurship of the institution where the management pledged to fund the various innovations displayed by the students for profit which it intends to share with the students groups.