The National University Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of postgraduate programmes and full-time mode in five courses for Caleb University, Imota in Lagos State.
Mr Elvis Otobo, the Public Relations Officer of the university, said in a statement issued on Tuesday that the institution would begin offering the programme, starting from 2017/18 academic session.
According to him, the programmes are Taxation, Environmental Management & Toxicology, Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution, Public Administration and Computer Science.
The statement quoted an excerpt from the NUC letter of approval, which reads: “I am directed to inform you that Management Committee during its meeting, from Wednesday, Aug. 2 to Tuesday, Aug. 8, considered and approved the establishment of the following postgraduate programmes and the full-time mode of the following undergraduate programmes, to be run at the Main Campus of the University, effective from the 2017/2018 academic session.
“Taxation, B.Sc.; Environmental Management & Toxicology, B.Sc.; Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution, B.Sc. Public Administration, B.Sc. and Computer Science, PGD & MSc.
“The institution will now admit students into these new programmes and those courses in which the University have excelled over the years in the 2017/2018 academic session.’’
The commission had previously approved B.Sc/M.Sc in Architecture, Estate Management, Building and Quantity Surveying programmes in the College of Environmental Sciences and Management (COLENSMA); B.Sc in Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology, Plant Sciences and Biotechnology, Zoology and Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics among others.
In the College of Arts, Social and Management Sciences (CASMAS), the university also offers B.Sc. in Economics, Business Administration (with options in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, General Business and Human Resources Management), Accounting, Banking, Mass Communication, Political Science, and Philosophy.
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