By Godwin Oghre
The National Universities Commission, NUC, for the first time in the history of course accreditation in public and private universities in Nigeria , has accredited two rare courses at the Western Delta University , Oghara, Delta state, a private university.
The two courses, according to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Peter G. Ugbo, are, Hotel and Tourism offered in the Institutions College of social and management sciences, and, Environment science offered in the schools\s college of Natural and Applied sciences, both newly accredited courses are degree programmes.
Professor Ugbo who spoke to newsy men yesterday shortly after a top academic and non academic staff meeting of the4 school, said the university presented 12 degree awarding programmes to a team of 19 astute Professors set up by National University Commission to tackle the accreditations of courses run by the University, and the team gave accreditation to all thirteen courses, including the two new courses that have neither been accredited nor offered fully, in any other university in the country before now , saying it saw a rate feat displaced by the school.
The Vice Chancellor said, the university which is four years old, and started academic work on the 1st day of August, 2007, got its operational license in that month of May, 2008, will graduate its first set of students this year.
Prof Ugbo said the institution which is sited on 113 acras of land, with 74 academic staff and 100 non academic staff now has a total student’s population of 600, even through, 1680 student population was projected for now, at the inception of the university.