The National Universities Commission (NUC) has stated that it has given approval to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) to commence four core engineering programmes.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, the programmes are Civil, Electrical /Electronics, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.
He said that the programmes would take off in the 2016/2017 academic session.
“The routine accreditations for other programmes at the university are also ongoing.
“This is to ensure that all the academic programmes of the institution are being done according to the set standards.”
According to Zuru, the exercises focused on issues such as the provision of adequate and qualified lecturers, laboratories, classrooms and equipment, among others.
“The exercises are ongoing and so far, so good, we are not anticipating any problem.”
On Treasury Single Account (TSA), Zuru said that, it had not hampered the activities of the university.
He stated that, the university was getting all its requests approved, saying that the initial teething problems of the system had been overcome.
“Hitherto, the system affected the issues of research grants and funds meant for endowments.
“However, these problems are now history and all is well.”
Zuru, however, advocated more funding of the education sector at all levels in the country. (NAN)