Obong University in Akwa Ibom State has gotten approval from the National Universities Commission, NUC, to commence five new programmes. The university which is one of the two privately owned institutions located in the State got the approval to offer the following Bachelors degree programmes; Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Sociology.

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This was disclosed in a letter signed by Gidado Bello Kumo and sent to the university.

According to the NUC, the new Bachelors degree programmes were approved following the result of the resource evaluation carried out by a panel of experts from the commission.

The commission said the assessment visit was carried out so as to evaluate both human and material resources that will aide the establishment of the new programmes.

Following the due consideration of the report submitted by the team of experts on the evaluation visit, the NUC Management Committee at its 442nd meeting, approved the establishment of five new programmes for the university which is to commence from the 2015/2016 academic session.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Udoudo Moses Ekanemesang, while reacting to the approval, applauded NUC for approving the new programmes, adding that the accreditation process was thorough.

Ekanemesang stressed that the effort been made by the NUC accreditation team is a welcome development as it will strengthen the nation’s tertiary educational system.

He noted that the university was ready to receive the influx of students when the new session commences in October.

The VC called on parents and guardians across the nation who want quality tertiary education that is affordable and in a serene environment to consider the institution.

Obong University which is located at Obong Ntak area of the State got its licence from the Federal Government on the recommendation of the NUC to operate on May 27, 2007.

Aside the newly approved courses, other programmes been offered by the institution include: Accountancy, Economics, Biochemistry, Computer Science and Microbiology.