By Bukola Olanrewaju
The Vice Chancellor, Lead City University, Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Onabajo has said the school has 45 of its programmes accredited and approved by the NUC.
He made this known at the 10th Convocation ceremony of the University for the Award of Diplomas, first Degrees, Postgraduate and Honorary Degrees across faculties and disciplines.
According to him, there is no programme with Denied Accreditation status and all their 8 new programmes have been verified and approved adding that besides the NUC accreditation, other professional bodies have also accredited its professional programmes.
He stated that different academic visitations to some reputable institutions were undertaken and Memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on academic collaborations has being signed with University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
In his words, “we are determined to ensure qualitative academic programmes for the production of highly qualified and skilled graduates who will be self reliant, job creators and be competitive in the employment market.
“Under the terms of the MOU, students in the department of Nursing can now do their Clinical postings at the UCH and also under MOU with the Nigerian Society of Engineers, training of their young professionals in Electrical fields will commence at our University. This move has encouraged them to apply to the National Universities Commission NUC for the establishment of a Faculty of Engineering.
“Also joint post graduate degree programmes will commence with the Faculty of Law and the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
“In order for the students to become certified members of the Nigerian Institute of Bankers and not just B.Sc degree holders, the institution has collaborated with Chartered Institute of Bankers and Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators with whom they have combined degree programmes in Banking and Finance.
“The students of accounting will equally get exemptions to sit for ICAN Examination and similar arrangements have being worked out with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management,” he added.