The Olabisi Olabanjo University (OOU) has received full accreditation of the 4 programmes presented by the university to the National Universities Commission, NUC, during the October/November 2019 Accreditation of Academic Programmes. The four programmes are Transport Management, Physiology, Fine and Applied Arts, and Applied Zoology.
This has brought the total number of Full accredited courses in the university to 70. Anatomy and Architecture programmes have Interim and Denied status, respectively.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the deficiencies identified in the accreditation status of these two programmes were largely due to inadequacy in space and are being addressed by the on-going construction of Departmental building for the Anatomy and Morbid Anatomy Department in Sagamu Campus and the construction of six modern studios for the Architecture programme at the lbogun Campus.
He mentioned that with this development, the University has moved from 76% FULL accreditation status of the academic programmes offered in the university as at the time he assumed office in 2017 to 97.2%.
While appreciating the entire University community, the VC said, “This is arguably one of the best in the Nigerian University System and it has been achieved with the support of all staff and that of Council, and goodwill of the State Government. It is my prayer that this momentum will be sustained during the upcoming accreditation of 44 academic programmes that are due in November 2020. I have no doubt that with your usual support and our ‘CAN DO’ spirit, and the anticipated release of funds and goodwill of the State Government, we shall also record successful outcomes.”
Both for those of us back to our duties and those still working from home, in line with the recent directives of the State Government, I enjoin you to continue to observe strictly the guidelines of the National Centre for Disease Control on the prevention measures against the Coronavirus disease including use of face masks, frequent hand washing, use of sanitizers, and social and physical distancing, among others. Whether at home or at work, we should strive to be safe at all times.
Together shall we achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of OOU to build a University we can all be proud of.”