Over 90 per cent of programmes of the Akwa Ibom University (AKSU) received full accreditation from the National University Commission (NUC), the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eno Ibanga made this known on Wednesday.

According to him, courses on religious studies, mass communication, history and international relations received interim accreditation from the NUC, stating that the accreditation team from the NUC will visit the institution to complete the accreditation of the remaining programmes.

Ibanga said; “All faculties except three programmes have full accreditation and the management only admits students within its capacity. The University at present has 7,300 students.

“I count myself blessed to be a Vice-Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University. We have autonomy. Without it, the institution will not succeed and the autonomy has been upheld by the government.

“The management of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has free hands and autonomy to operate to achieve academic excellence,” he added.

The vice chancellor also applauded the state government for allowing the university to enjoy its autonomy despite the fact that it is state owned.

He said the management of the schools also enjoys support from the Governing Council and the state government.

Ibanga also revealed the criteria for admission stating that the management imposes no tattoo policy because it abhors cultism.

He noted that the school has developed the infrastructure it needs to give students appropriate training that would create jobs for them.

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