The Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, will soon have all its 17 courses accredited, according to the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, who gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), when he visited the university on Monday, blamed the lingering accreditation problem on “the failure of past Plateau governments to do the needful”.
NAN reports that the university which was established 10 years ago and currently has over 2,000 students in 17 departments in four faculties, had existed without any accreditation from the NUC.
Okojie blamed the lingering problem of accreditation on the past governments that “just refused to do the right thing”.
The NUC boss said that the issue would soon be a thing of the past, since the current Plateau administration was doing all it could to ensure things were put aright.
“We seriously sympathize with our students for all the pains and trauma they have gone through as a result of the lack of accreditation of the university.
“We told the former administrations the right things to do, but they never heeded.
“Be that as it may, I want to assure you that the turning point of this university is by the corner; I have the pen and the paper, very soon, most of your courses will get accredited,” he said.
Okojie commended the university for the “slow but steady progress it was making”, and called on the Plateau government to sustain the support to make for optimal productivity.
He, however, decried the dearth of qualified members of staff in the university, and urged its administrators to sponsor their staff for further studies.
He also called on the university to incorporate its host communities into its activities, so as promote mutual affection and respect. (NAN)