Vice-Chancellor of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Prof. Bashiru Okeshina, has disclosed that 32 programmes of the university have so far been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He said the NUC has also approved eight postgraduate programmes for the university and that the programmes would begin in the 2014/2015 academic session.
Okeshina disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Osogbo on the achievements and challenges of the university in the 2013/2014 session.
“The university processed and obtained the approval of the NUC for the commencement of one new undergraduate academic programme in 2013 and four programmes in 2014.”
According to him, the university through a `Learned Conference Policy,’ has sponsored over 250 academic and non-academic staff to attend local and international conferences, trainings and seminars.
He said 85 academic staff had benefited from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) on Academic Staff Training and Development (AST&D) to pursue studies within and outside Nigeria.
“Academic and non-academic staff have also attended international and local conferences, to broaden their horizon because the management is committed to continuous training and exposure,” Okeshina said.
According to him, with the university duly recognised as a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), it will now have access to unparalleled resource of networks and support.
“Membership of the ACU will also highlight the institution’s commitment to a steadfast belief in social responsibility and international development.
“With this development, UNIOSUN will join other commonwealth universities to share innovation and international best practices,’’ Okeshina added.