By Vincent Kalu
The Trinity University (TU), Yaba, Lagos, has been issued with an operational Licence by the National University Commission (NUC), for fulfilling all the requirements for the establishment, operations and infrastructure, with high academic and administration standards of a university.
In a press statement, its Vice Chancellor, Prof Charles Korede Ayo, said that the Federal Government of Nigeria approved the university in January, 2019 through the National University Commission (NUC), adding, “consequently, the Commission issued a provisional licence to operate as a Private University.
“Three years after its takeoff, in June, 2022, the NUC visited Trinity University again to assess the operations of the university with the aim of granting either full operational licence, interim or denial of operations. To the glory of God, Trinity University, having fulfilled all requirements for establishment, operations and infrastructure, with high academic and administration standards of a university was issued Full Operational Licence.”
The VC recounted some of the accomplishments of the institution within the short period of time.
According to him, four takeoff programmes: Computer Science, Information Technology, Mass Communication, and Microbiology, were presented for accreditation in December, 2021 to the NUC, and they earned full accreditation status.
He said: “Some of the pioneer students are currently participating in the November/December, 2022 National Youth Service Corps Programme, while the remaining academic programmes of the university are currently undergoing accreditation assessment.”
Professor Ayo expressed his gratitude to the governing council, board of trustees, management, staff and students of the university for their roles in the achievement of these great milestones, and further thanked the apex regulatory body, the NUC for its unrelenting support and commitment towards ensuring quality tertiary education in Nigeria for global impact.
He promised that the university would not rest on her oars over these achievements, but take them as a call to greater responsibility in her services to humanity.