The National Universities Commission, NUC has approved the establishment of five new programmes at Obong University, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, of Akwa Ibom state.
The five new programmes which is to be offered at the Bachelors level include; Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Sociology.
The Commission in a letter signed by Dr Gidado Bello Kumo stated that the approval follows the resource evaluation visit to Obong University carried out by panels of experts from the commission with a view to assessing the human and material resources available for the establishment of the new programmes.
The National Universities commission said after due consideration of the report submitted by the resource evaluation panel, the Management Committee at its 442nd meeting, had approved the establishment of five new programmes to be run at Obong University beginning from the 2015/2016 academic session.
In the meantime, the Vice Chancellor of Obong University, Professor Udoudo Moses Ekanemesang in his reaction to the new development has commended the commission for what he described as a thorough and painstaking process which has led to approval of the new programmes, noting that such meticulous effort by the team will go a long in strengthening the tertiary educational system in the country.
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The Vice Chancellor disclosed that facilities are in place to receive the influx of students to Obong University when the institution opens its doors to admit students into the new programmes in October.
He therefore urged parents and guardians all over Nigeria desirous of giving high quality tertiary education in a serene environment at an affordable cost to consider sending their wards to Obong University located at Obong Ntak in Etim Ekpo Local Government area of Akwa Ibom state.
Meanwhile, students who did not list Obong University as the their first choice University for any of the listed courses may do so online by visiting the University website at www.obonguniversity.net or pick up the application forms at Obong University campus, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo L.G.A, Akwa Ibom state.