LASU Secures NUC Approval To Commence 20 New Academic Programmes; Architecture, Survey/Geo-informatics, Others On List
Lagos State University(LASU) has again defended its status as one of the best universities in Nigeria and Africa, at large, following the accreditation of 20 new programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the institution.
In a press statement obtained by Theliberationnews, the twenty programmes approved equals a 100% of the programmes submitted by the University for resource verification by the regulatory Body, a feat unprecedented in the University’s history.
This commendable feat is happening under the headship of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the current Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
The newly approved programmes include B.Sc. Architecture, B.Sc. Building, B.Sc. Estate Management, B.Sc. Environmental Management, B.Sc. Industrial Design, B.Sc. Survey and Geo-Informatics, B.Sc. Quantity Surveying, B.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, B.A. Fine Arts, B.LIS. Library and Information Science, B.Ed. Special Education, B.Eng. Industrial Engineering & Production, B. Radiography and Radiation Science, BMLS. Medical Laboratory Science, B.A. Linguistics, B.Eng. Civil Engineering, B.Sc. Science Laboratory Technology and B.Sc Taxation, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) and Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) all at the undergraduate level.
The approval followed a resource verification exercise carried out in April, this year, by panels of experts from the NUC on the Twenty (20) new programmes domiciled in the four newly established faculties and School – Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, and School of Library, Archival and Information Science – in the University.
According to the NUC’s letter of approval received by the University on Friday, 7th July 2023, the programmes will run full-time, effective from the 2023/2024 academic session.
The approval marks the fulfillment of one of the strategic goals of the current administration of the University under the leadership of Prof. Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji-Bello, mni, NPOM, which is to establish and commence new academic programmes in four new Faculties and School of the University.
The Vice Chancellor while reacting to the news, appreciated the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing the leadership and support to actualize the goal, while congratulating the entire university community on the achievement.