NUC approves 31 Covenant University postgraduate programmes
Covenant University has recorded another feat in the validation of its academic programmes at all levels as the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved 31 postgraduate programmes of the University
and granted it approval to open its doors for external postgraduate students.
According to a letter sent to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Aize Obayan, by the NUC, the apex regulatory body for university education in Nigeria, the approval was sequel to the successful resource evaluation carried out by a panel of experts comprising eminent professors sent by the NUC to the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University.
The human and material resources available in the University were assessed by the panel in order to determine the basis for the approval of the Postgraduate Programmes. The Programmes granted approval to run Master’s and Ph.D Degrees include Accounting; Business Administration; Public Administration; Marketing; Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management; Banking and Finance; International Relations; Economics; Political Science; Strategic Studies; English and Literary Studies; French; Mass Communication; Counselling; Psychology; Sociology; and Demography and Social Statistics.
Other approved Programmes are Biology; Microbiology; Biochemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Industrial Physics; Electrical & Information Engineering; Civil Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Architecture; Building Technology and Estate Management. Computer and Information Management Sciences received approval for M.Phil and M.Sc Degrees only.
The approval received is a validation of the quality of the programmes that the University has been running from the early years in its attempt to enhance the staff development base and build the academic capacity of its faculty, thereby addressing the current dearth of quality academics in the Country. It also gives impetus to the University’s quest to become a leading World Class Research University.