…As institution announces resumption date for new Academic session
By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo
The Vice Chancellor of Osun State University, (UNIOSUN), Professor Clement Adebooye on Tuesday disclosed that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 29 new academic programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of the institution.
Adebooye said that all the new academic programmes approved will take-off in 2022/2023 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor stating this while addressing journalists in Osogbo, the state capital, said that 18 new academic programmes were approved for the undergraduate while 11 postgraduate programmes were approved.
He stressed that the University’s activities in the last eight months revolved around the focus of his administration.
He maintained that the University’s undergraduate academic programmes are 84, rubbing shoulders and competing with long-established Federal universities in the country.
Adebooye noted that the prospective students have one week to register for the new academic programmes of the institution.
However, he announced that the University has commenced the process for the admission of new students for the 2022/2023 academic session, revealing that the university will be commencing the 2022/2023 academic session on 31st October.
According to him, “The University received 24 panels of accreditors from the National Universities Commission just in September 2022 to assess our physical facilities, personnel and all associated resources in readiness for the take-off of 29 new academic programmes.
“I am happy to announce that last week, we got response from the NUC that all the new academic programmes have been approved for take-off in 2022/2023 academic session. These comprise 18 undergraduate and 11 postgraduate programmes, with the implication that the University should commence the process.
“The effect of this on our corporate existence is in the expanded areas of manpower production, research and community service. The new programmes are all part of the nation’s critical manpower needs for rapid economic and industrial development. It also comes with immense socio-economic advantages for Osun State as this will have tremendous impact on student and staff population across Campuses.
“The University has commenced the process for the admission of new students for the 2022/2023 academic session. The post-UTME screening application will close on Friday 28th October, 2022 and by 1st November, we shall be rolling out the lists of admitted candidates batch-by-batch.
“I am glad to announce that the University will be commencing the 2022/2023 academic session on Monday, 31st October, 2022. As earlier approved by the University’s Senate, registration activities will commence for all returning students. Fresh and brand-new undergraduates will start resuming on November 7, 2022,” he added.