The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved five additional undergraduate programmes for Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State.


The Commission, in a letter, signed by its Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr. Gidado Bello Kumo, listed the new programmes to include; Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Cybersecurity, Sociology and Political Science.  The new programmes, the letter further stated, will commence in the current admission year (2019/2020 Session).


The approval followed the earlier Resource Verification visit of experts in the various disciplines to the University in May, 2019.


With this development, Elizade University now runs 38 undergraduate degree programmes.  These are; Law, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Electrical/Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering.  Others are Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Environmental Management and Toxicology, Biology, Physics with Electronics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Cybersecurity and Computer Science.  Also included in the list of programmes run by the University are; Economics, Human Resource Management, Hotel Management and Tourism, Banking and Finance, Accounting, Mass Communication, Sociology and Political Science.  Others are; English Language, Performing and Film Arts and International Relations.


It should, however, be noted that all the programmes of the University presented for the National Universities Commission’s accreditation have received full accreditation status.


Similarly, the various professional bodies, such as the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and others have given full accreditation to the relevant professional programmes.


Receiving the news of the NUC’s approval of five (5) additional programmes for the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olukayode Amund, commended the Commission for carrying out a thorough exercise, adding that the University will continue to deliver on its mandate of providing quality education to its students, while also impacting positively on its immediate community and the Nigerian nation at large.


The Vice-Chancellor added that all is set to commence the additional five programmes in this current admission exercise.




Omololu Adegbenro