ACCREDITATION EXERCISE, AN EXAMPLE OF SERVICE IN NATIONAL INTEREST – PROF BALA

By Ugboaja, Stanley Uzoamaka
The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT, Minna), Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, has described accreditation exercises embarked on by teams of the National Universities Commission (NUC) as a laudable example of service in the national interest.
Prof. Bala made this known today, April 19, 2021 while receiving the NUC accreditation team who are in the University to accredit the Department of Geography Education at the Senate Chamber, Main Campus, Gidan Kwano.
The administrative juggernaut stated that the security challenges and the nature of roads in the country leaves a lot to be desired, adding that when people agree to undertake the exercise, it is not for the money, rather it is borne out of a desire to improve the nation’s education system.
He commended the leader of the accreditation team for speaking like a teacher, in that she comprehends the challenges being faced by universities in the country.
Prof. Bala assured the NUC team of the University Management’s support in making their job easy.
On her part, the leader of the NUC team, Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Chinwe Okeke, a don from the University of Port-Harcourt, River State, commended the University Management for the hospitality accorded the team, adding that the purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the programme and make appropriate suggestions based on their findings on how to improve the programme.
“The exercise is for the progress of our children and the country at large”, she disclosed.
Other members of the team comprise: Prof. Garba Sa’ad from Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Musa Salihu from Kogi State University, Anyingba and the representative of NUC, Mr. Daniel Sanusi.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Yahaya Ahmed Iyaka, fscn, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Administration), Prof. Emmanuel Emeka Udensi, fnip, the Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo, the Bursar, Mrs. Hadiza Goje, fcna, the University Librarian, Dr. Katamba Abubakar Saka, the Director, Academic Planning Unit and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) designate, Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta and other staff from the School of Science and Technology Education (SSTE) were all in attendance at the brief event.
The team is expected to submit its preliminary report to the University Management after the exercise.

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