BREAKING NEWS…NUC APPROVES THE COMMENCEMENT OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES, ADDITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved the commencement of Postgraduate Programmes and 16 additional Undergraduate Programmes for Sokoto State University, Sokoto.

According to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sani Mohammed Dangoggo, the development followed the successful resource verification visit of the Commission to the University.

He further disclosed that the NUC had in a letter dated, 8th November, 2021, signed by its Director of Academic Planning, Dr. N. B. Saliu on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, considered and approved the establishment of postgraduate programmes for the University, with effect from the 2021/2022 academic session.

They include M.Sc. Sociology; Ph.D Sociology; PGD Development Studies; Master of Development Studies; Master in International Relations and Strategic Studies; M.Sc. Political Science; Ph.D Political Science; Postgraduate Diploma in Education; M.Ed. Educational Management; Ph.D Educational Management; M.Ed. Mathematics Education; M.Ed. Computer Science Education; Ph.D Mathematics Education; M.Ed. Physics Education; and Ph.D Physics Education.

Others are M. Ed. Biology Education; Ph.D Biology Education; M.Ed. Chemistry Education; Ph.D Chemistry Education; M.Ed. Guidance and Counselling; Ph.D Guidance and Counselling; M. A Islamic Studies; Ph.D Islamic Studies; M.A Arabic; Ph.D Arabic; M.A History; Ph.D History; M.A Hausa Studies; and Ph.D Hausa Studies.

The rest are M.Sc. Mathematics; Ph.D Mathematics; M.Sc. Chemistry; Ph.D Chemistry; Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science; M.Sc. Computer Science; Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology; M.Sc. Microbiology; Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry; and M.Sc. Biochemistry.

The sixteen additional undergraduate programmes approved for the University are B.Sc. Plant Biology; B.Sc. Industrial Mathematics; B.Sc Information Technology; B.Sc. Statistics; B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry; B.Sc. Biotechnology; BA. (Ed) English Education; BA (Ed) History Education; B. Ed. Integrated Science; and B. Ed. Social Studies.

Others are B.A. (Ed.) Arabic Education; B. A. (Ed.) Islamic Studies Education; B. A. (Ed.) Hausa Studies; B.Sc. (Ed.) Geography Education; B.Sc. (Ed.) Political Science; and B.Sc. (Ed.) Education Economics.

While reacting to the development, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dangoggo said the outcome of the visit did not come to them as a surprise. He assured that the efforts would continue to be geared towards making the University an enviable institution. Prof. Dangoggo said the University was established in the year 2009 and commenced academic activities in 2013. It is currently offering 23 undergraduate programmes with full accreditation.

The Vice-Chancellor thanked the Commission for its continued efforts towards maintaining the standard of university education in the country. Prof. Dangoggo has similarly expressed the institution’s warm appreciation to the Visitor to the University, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR (Mutawallen Sokoto), Governor, Sokoto State for his commitment towards uplifting the standard of the University, in particular, and the education sector of the State as a whole.

He extended his appreciation to His Eminence, Alh. (Dr) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto; His Royal Highness, Alh. (Dr) Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi, CON, Emir of Dutse, Chancellor of the University, for their respective support to the growth and development of the University. Prof. Dangoggo has also commended the good working relationship between the Management, State Ministry for Higher Education and Members of the Governing Council.

He specifically applauded the commitment of the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Aminu Salihu Mika’ilu, Deans of the Faculty and the entire members of staff, towards the success of the exercise.

Zayyanu Shehu
Information Officer

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