The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has been granted full accreditation status by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for twenty-one (21) of its academic programmes.
This was disclosed by the ATBU Director of Public Relations, Mr Andee Iheme, in a statement on Thursday in Bauchi.
He said all nine engineering programmes of the institution were fully accredited with only one given an interim status.
“The courses with full accreditation are agriculture, bio-resources, automobile, chemical and civil engineering. Others are computer and communication, electrical/electronics, mechanical and petrochemical engineering.
“The only programme with an interim status is the mechatronics and system engineering,” Iheme said.
According to him, all the programmes in the faculty of education had full accreditation with the exception of metal work technology which has been granted an interim accreditation.
“So also the faculty of agriculture came out with full accreditation of all its programmes. In the faculty of science, out of the four courses presented, only computer science and mathematics got full accreditation.
“The faculty of environmental science also had full accreditation in quantity surveying, urban and regional planning. Also the faculty of management got full accreditation in banking and finance,’’ Iheme said.
He said the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Saminu Ibrahim, has vowed to do everything possible to secure full accreditation for the remaining four courses of the institution as well as those with interim status. (NAN)