By Temitope Orogun
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has been described as a veritable vehicle driving academic excellence and ensuring ethical standards in the top echelon of learning in Nigeria.
The Vice Chancellor of AdekunleAjasin University, AkungbaAkoko, Ondo State, Prof. IgbekeleAjibefun, stated this while welcoming three separate accreditation teams from the NUC who were in the university to verify the state of some courses in the University.
Prof. Ajibefun said the NUC has put in efforts that have guaranteed progress and improvement in the academic standard of every university across the nation.
He thanked members of the accreditation teams who were drawn from different institutions across the country for making themselves available for the task at hand.
“We all know that accreditation exercise is carried out to look at various programmes and determine areas that should be improved upon in order to ensure high quality of graduates.
“I want to commend you for coming from different locations for this exercise despite the long distance you must have covered and the security risks pervading the nation. You have come to review our programme and advise us on where we need to improve on. I want to assure you that we will continue to expand our facilities to provide the best produce competitive graduates.
“You must have noted that our products have performed excellently in several national exams like the Nigerian Law School Bar exams where our products have consistently led for the past four years. We will not rest on our oars.”
The three accreditation teams are for Human Kinetics, Social Studies, and Environmental Biology and Fisheries.
Speaking, the leader of the team for Human Kinetics, Prof. F.B. Adeyanju, from Ahmadu Bello Univerisity, Zaira, explained that the body is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring quality and strict adherence to laid-down rules. He said the team would point attention to areas of improvement.
“We agreed that your graduates have performed excellently well in several areas, but there are bound to be areas that should be improved upon. We will look at everything and suggest how to improve on them. Our job will be done in accordance to our conscience so that the university will enjoy the progress,” she pledged.