NUC Accredits 11 Courses for CUSTECH


The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given full accreditation for all the take-off academic programmes of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi State.

The Registrar of CUSTECH, Olufunke Hudson disclosed the full accreditation status in a statement on Wednesday, highlighting the university’s dedication to upholding excellence.

Hudson noted the accredited programmes include “ Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics. Others are Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Engineering and Information Technology.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdulrahman Salawu has also expressed delight over the feat.

“We are delighted to have obtained full accreditation for all programmes tendered for evaluation, which serves as evidence of the commitment and effort put forth by our staff and students.

“This achievement demonstrates our steadfast dedication to delivering a high-quality education that equips our students for prosperous futures,” the VC said.

Professor Salawu disclosed that the university was keeping pace with its academic development plans as it has forwarded applications for the establishment of six more programmes to NUC for approval which will commence with the newly approved ones in the 2024/2025 academic session.

The programmes, which are largely in Medical Sciences, include Medicine, Physiotherapy, and Radiography. Others are Law, Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. He further disclosed that the proposed teaching hospital facility for clinical training is already operational.

On her part, Hudson described the accreditation success as an accomplishment that showcases the institution’s unwavering dedication to excellence and commitment to students with a top-tier education.

In the same vein, the registrar revealed that the NUC has also conveyed approval to establish eight new programmes in addition to the existing ones.

The newly approved programmes are Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Marine Engineering and Petroleum and Gas Engineering. Others are Anatomy, Physiology, Nursing Science and Medical Laboratory Science.

The programmes are said to be available on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Central Admissions Processing System for prospective candidates to switch over to in the ongoing admission exercise.

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