The National Universities Commission
(NUC) has approved the establishment of
five new programmes at Obong University,
Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, of Akwa
The five new programmes which is to be
offered at the Bachelors level include;
Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Sociology.
The Commission in a letter signed by Dr
Gidado Bello Kumo stated that the approval
follows the resource evaluation visit to
Obong University carried out by panels of
experts from the commission with a view to
assessing the human and material
resources available for the establishment of
the new programmes.
The NUC said after due consideration of the
report submitted by the resource evaluation
panel, the Management Committee at its
442nd meeting, had approved the establishment of five new programmes to
be run at Obong University beginning from
the 2015/2016 academic session.
In the meantime, the Vice Chancellor of
Obong University, Professor Udoudo Moses
Ekanemesang in his reaction to the new
development has commended the
commission for what he described as a
thorough and painstaking process which
has led to approval of the new programmes,
noting that such meticulous effort by the
team will go a long in strengthening the
tertiary educational system in the country.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that facilities
are in place to receive the influx of students
to Obong University when the institution
opens its doors to admit students into the
new programmes in October.