The National Universities Commission has granted approval to Atiba University, Oyo for the establishment of a full-time mode of Law programme and 13 others in the main campus of the University located in Oyo Township of Oyo State, Nigeria.
This approval followed the successful conduct of NUC resource verification exercise held between 6th and 13th December 2020 by 19 panels consisting of 48 members from NUC to Atiba University.
The approved programmes by the NUC are all expected to commence academic activities with effect from the 2020/2021 academic session; and they include LL.B Law, B.Sc. Public Health, B.Sc. Transport Management, B.Sc. Physics with Electronics, B.Sc. Physiology, B.Sc. Entrepreneurship, B.Sc. Hotel Management &Tourism, B.Sc. International Relations, B.Sc. Marketing, B.Sc. Public Administration, B. Agric. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, BLIS Library and Information Science, B.A Theatre Arts and B.Sc. Ed. Educational Management.
The approved programmes are in addition to the earlier approved and existing 18 programmes currently being run by the University; which include Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Sociology, English Language, Political Science, Criminology & Security Studies and Psychology. This brings the total number of approved programmes for Atiba University to 32.
Speaking on the development, while presenting the NUC Letter of Approval to Dr James Adesokan Ojebode; the President and Founder Atiba University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sunday Olawale Okeniyi expressed his appreciation to the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, MFR, mni For his quality, effective and efficient management and leadership. Attesting to this, the Founder of the University in his remarks said that the professional nature of the verification exercise was conducted and the speedy manner it was concluded show that the Executive Secretary of the NUC is indeed a dynamic administrator of note.
In his further remarks, the Vice-Chancellor expressed his appreciation to the founder of Atiba University, James Ojebode, for his constant provision, support and the confidence he reposed in him. He promised to continue to work hard towards making Atiba University a Centre of Excellence in all ramifications.
Noting the new heights attained by the university, the VC declared that his focus would be to power the university with ICT most importantly automated administration, admission, HR, complemented with contemporary teaching and learning management system and state of the art facilities. He stressed that emphasis will also be placed on an automated library, staff training and development.
On efforts aimed at enhancing the corporate image and identity of Atiba University, the VC declared that he will strengthen the institution’s collaboration and linkages with both foreign and home-based linkages with emphasis on mutually benefiting town and gown relationship most importantly in the areas of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Public Health, International Law, Cyber Security, Physics with Electronic, Management Sciences and Security Studies.
In closing, the Vice-Chancellor called on all prospective students, parents and guardians to take advantage of the variety of programmes on offer at Atiba University by seeking admission for the 2020/2021 academic session.