NUC APPROVES ALL ACETEL POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Nigeria’s universities sole regulatory body, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to all six post graduate programmes offered by the Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced learning (ACETEL) National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The six approved accredited postgraduate programmes by the NUC offered at ACETEL include, M.Sc. PhD. Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. PhD. Cyber Security and M.Sc., PhD. Management Information System.
In a letter of approval signed by the Director Academic planning, Dr. N.B Saliu on behalf of the Executive Secretary NUC said “After due consideration of the exercise, the result of the Resource verification and Accreditation of ACE’s (ACETEL) postgraduate degree programmes of your university are as follows: M.Sc. PhD. Artificial Intelligence, approved and accredited, M.Sc. PhD. Cyber Security, Approved and Accredited, M.Sc., PhD Management Information System, Approved and Accredited”.
The statement added the commission has the statutory mandate to resource verify and accredit programmes in all Nigerian Universities.
“Pursuant to this mandate and in consonance with Government approved guidelines, the NUC organized in March,2022 the resource verification/Accreditation of Post Graduate Academic Programmes of Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE’s) at the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN)”.
The statement enjoyed the university to ensure all programmes bear only the approved titles and nomenclature and to provide human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes.
The accreditation status is for a period of five years.
With this development, ACETEL has met Nigerias legal requirements of running a post graduate programme in the courses offered at the Centre. Efforts are underway according to Centre Director Prof. Grace Jokthan to equally subject “our academic programmes to international accreditation bodies”.