Forensic science and thirteen other new programmes have been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) at the First Technical University, Ibadan. See details below.
The First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan has received approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run forensic science and 13 other environmental/engineering courses.
This means that the university has become the first university to offer the course in Nigeria after the Nigerian Police Academy.
The approval was contained in a letter from the NUC dated February 10, 2021, based on a recent verification exercise the commission conducted at the university.
According to a statement issued by the institution Public Relations Officer (PRO), Akeem Lasisi, the other 13 newly-approved courses include computer engineering, civil engineering, industrial and production engineering, chemical engineering, biochemistry, science laboratory technology, and quantity surveying.
Others are survey and geo-informatics, urban and regional planning, architecture, biotechnology, estate management, and building.
Reacting to the development, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ayobami Salami, thanked the NUC led by its Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, for the confidence it has continued to have in Tech-U.