PLASU to be accredited soon – NUC BOSS
The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, has said the Plateau State University, Bokkos, will soon have all its 17 courses accredited.
He gave the assurance when he visited the university on Monday 28th September and blamed the lingering problem of accreditation on the past governments that “just refused to do the right thing”.
The NUC boss said that the issue would soon be a thing of the past since the current Plateau administration was doing all it could to ensure things were put in place.
“We seriously sympathize with our students for all the pains and trauma they have gone through as a result of the lack of accreditation of the university.
“We told the former administrations the right things to do, but they never heeded.
“Be that as it may, I want to assure you that the turning point of this university is by the corner; I have the pen and the paper, very soon, most of your courses will get accredited,” he said.
Okojie commended the university for the “slow but steady progress it was making”, and called on the Plateau government to sustain the support to make for optimal productivity.
He, however, decried the dearth of qualified members of staff in the university, and urged its administrators to sponsor their staff for further studies.
“The university must do more to help its teachers to obtain PhD s.
“The school is making steady progress, but they need more of quality staff and infrastructural development.
“So, I urge the state government to ensure that adequate funds are released to the school in order to meet up with our standard,” he said.
Okojie charged the university’s staff to avoid unwholesome activities, especially the corrupt tendencies to victimize innocent students.
He also urged the university to incorporate its host communities into its activities, so as promote mutual affection and respect.
“Let the host community feel the university and let the university also enjoy the support of the community, that way, much will be achieved,” he said.
PLASU, which was established 10 years ago and currently has over 2,000 students in 17 departments in four faculties, had existed without any accreditation from the NUC.