The National Universities Commission, NUC, recently released the results of the October/November 2019 Accreditation of Academic Programmes of four of our programmes in OOU (Transport Management, Physiology, Fine and Applied Arts, and Applied Zoology). I am pleased to confirm that we obtained FULL Accreditation for ALL the four programmes presented. I must congratulate and appreciate all members of staff for the support that made this possible.
It is quite elating that of the 72 academic programmes of the University accredited by the National Universities Commission, 70 have FULL accreditation status while Anatomy and Architecture programmes have Interim and Denied status, respectively. The deficiencies identified in the accreditation status of these two programmes were largely due to inadequacy in space and are being addressed by the on-going construction of Departmental building for the Anatomy and Morbid Anatomy Department in Sagamu Campus and the construction of six modern studios for the Architecture programme at the lbogun Campus. These projects are due for completion before the next accreditation exercise in November 2020 and, with your support and that of the State Government, we will, God willing, get full accreditation status for the two academic programmes.
The University has moved from 76% FULL accreditation status of our academic programmes that we met on assumption of office in 2017 to 97.2%. This is arguably one of the best in the Nigerian University System and it has been achieved with the support of all staff and that of Council, and goodwill of the State Government. It is my prayer that this momentum will be sustained during the upcoming accreditation of 44 academic programmes that are due in November 2020. I have no doubt that with your usual support and our ‘CAN DO’ spirit, and the anticipated release of funds and goodwill of the State Government, we shall also record successful outcomes.
Both for those of us back to our duties and those still working from home, in line with the recent directives of the State Government, I enjoin you to continue to observe strictly the guidelines of the National Centre for Disease Control on the prevention measures against the Coronavirus disease including the use of face masks, frequent hand washing, use of sanitizers, and social and physical distancing, among others. Whether at home or at work, we should strive to be safe at all times.
Together shall we achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of OOU to build a University we can all be proud of.