The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the creation of eight undergraduate programmes at the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi state.
Olufunke Hudson, the registrar of the university, announced the approval in a statement on Thursday.
Hudson said the new programmes include biology education, chemistry education, mathematics education, physics education, computer science education, and geography education.
Others are library science and technology education which are to be added to other programmes offered by the university, taking the number of courses offered by the university to 38.
The registrar said the programmes are to run under the faculty of science and technology education.
“The faculty is provided with necessary resources, human and material, in line with set standards to train professional teachers for the secondary and technical schools in the State and the country in general,” Hudson said.
“Secondary and technical institutions are the providers of the basic inputs into tertiary institutions. With the expansion of tertiary education in general, high-quality inputs into the institutions are in greater demand.
“It is therefore a compelling necessity that the quality of secondary and technical education should be strengthened to enable them to perform the expected role in the education sector.”
Hudson said all the degree programmes are available for the ongoing 2023/2024 admissions.
“All the programmes are currently accessible on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) platform for interested candidates to select,” the registrar said.
“Candidates who are interested in any of the university’s programmes can effect a change of their first-choice institution to Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara.”