The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has lost accreditation for five of the courses offered in the institution.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has reportedly suspended the university’s Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Medical Rehabilitation, and Botany programmes.
Prospective students who selected any of the five courses in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been asked to change their course or institution.
A message was sent to the candidates by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to inform them of the changes.
“Your first choice course did not receive accreditation. Login to your profile and change course/institutions,” the message read.
CAMPUS GIST learnt that this is not the first time OAU has fallen into such troubles as the accreditation of the Law faculty was previously withdrawn in 2006.
It was also gathered that Botany never got full accreditation since its inception as a course of study at the university.
Mr. Abiodun Olarenwaju, OAU’s Public Relations Officer, also confirmed this development.
Olarenwaju said the withdrawal of accreditation will be sorted out by September.
“We are going to sort it out, latest by September, and everything will come back to shape,” he said.
— Culled from The Cable