The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, approval to commence MBBS and additional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
This followed the successful Resource Verification visit of the Commission to the University.
The letter by NUC that transmitted the approval to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor indicated other programmes to include: Microbiology (M.Sc and PhD), Public Administration (M.Sc and PhD), Accounting (M.Sc and PhD), Business Administration (M.Sc and PhD), Environmental Chemistry (M.Sc and PhD), Organic Chemistry (M.Sc and PhD) and Analytical Chemistry (M.Sc and PhD).
Others are Economics (M.Sc and PhD), Geology and Mining (M.Sc and PhD), Mathematics (M.Sc and PhD), Computer Science (M.Sc and PhD) as well as History and International Relations (M.A).
Undergraduate programmes also approved are: Actuarial Science (B.Sc), Biotechnology (B.Sc) and Islamic Studies (B.A).
Appreciating the approval by NUC, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu said that he was confident that the outcome of Commission’s assessment would be positive given the quality of human and material resources that were put in place by the University for the commencement of all the programmes.
He assured that conscientious efforts would be made to build on the quality of the existing human capital and infrastructural facilities so as to make all academic programmes of the University globally competitive.
Professor Adamu expressed satisfaction with the level of support and cooperation being received from the Niger State Government and other stakeholders of the University; stressing the need for more of such support to enable the Institution mount programmes like Law, Pharmacy and Engineering in no distant future.
The Director of Academic Planning of the University, Dr Aliyu Bello Mohammed while expressing appreciation to all the panels of experts from NUC that carried out the Resource Verification Exercise of all the programmes; also thanked the Management of the Commission for fair and objective assessment as indicated in the outcome of the exercise.
Dr Mohammed assured that all programmes would commence in 2020/2021 academic session.