By Moyosore Salami
The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved thirteen additional new undergraduate courses on full-time mode for Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
The new undergraduate courses approved for full-time includes B. Tech Fisheries and Aquaculture, BLIS Library and Information Science, B.Sc. Sociology, B.A. English Language and Literary Studies, B.Sc. Hospitality and Tourism Management, and B.A. Philosophy, B.A. History; as well as B. Tech. Forest Resource Management and B. Tech. Wildlife and Ecotourism Management.
Other courses whose establishment also got the nod of NUC includes, B. Tech Consumer and Home Economics; B. Tech. Survey and Geoinformatics as well as B. Tec.h Building.
The approval was conveyed in a letter written to the university by the NUC dated March 14, 2022, and signed by the director of planning, Dr Noel Biodun Salihu on behalf of the executive secretary was addressed to the acting vice chancellor, LAUTECH, Prof. Mojeed Liasu.
NUC, in the letter stated that the approval of the thirteen new courses for the university, was based on the resource verification visit that was carried out recently by panels of experts to some proposed academic programmes in the institution.
According to NUC, the effective date for the commencement of the programmes as 2021/2022 academic session.
Commenting on the development, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, LAUTECH, Professor Mojeed Liasu, said it was a welcome development and one calling for encomium to be showered on the owner State under the able leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde FNSE and the Governing Council under Professor Ayodeji Omole.
He said, “we do not intend to take this confidence for granted and we shall continue to play according to the laid down rules”.