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NUC approves MBBS, 18 other courses for Dutse federal varsity

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The National Universities Commission, NUC, has accredited Medicine and Surgery, and 18 other academic programmes for the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State.

The approval is contained in a letter dated April 14, 2022 and signed by the Executive Secretary, NUC, through the commission’s Director of Accreditation.

The letter, which was addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, stated that the full accreditation is valid for the next five years.

The accreditation follows the inspection and validation of manpower resources and facilities available for training of highly skilled graduates in respective disciplines.

The Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo-Mohammed who expressed his gratititute to the staff and students of the university for this great achievement, stressing that the university will not rest on its oars in maintaining the standards and quality of its programs.

He said accreditation of the medical program is no small achievement for the university, adding that it is a wakeup call for staff and students to double their effort in ensuring that the MBBS programe of the university is among the best in the country.

The VC thanked the Academic Planning Directorate for working round the clock to make the accreditation exercise a huge success.

The full accredited programmes by the NUC are:

  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Agriculture
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Taxation
  • Linguistics (Arabic)
  • Linguistics (English)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
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