The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to 23 degree courses being offered by the Federal College of Education (FCE) in Pankshin, Plateau state.

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According to NAN, the NUC broke the news via a letter to Amos Cirfat, the college’s provost, on Saturday.

The institution also confirmed the development in a statement by Istifanus Kyakmut, its spokesman.

The statement said the accreditation of the courses followed an earlier visit by the NUC team to the institution between March and April to assess the programmes.

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In his remark, the provost applauded the NUC’s professionalism and all staff of the college for their steadfastness and commitment toward ensuring a successful accreditation exercise.

Cirfat also thanked the authorities of the University of Jos for being worthy partners, adding that they played crucial roles in facilitating the accreditation process.

The provost pledged to ensure that the college would continue to be a centre of academic excellence.

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He said he would ensure prudent management of the college’s resources in order to have the desired growth and development.

On his part, Abubakar Adagu-Suberu, chairman of the governing council of the college, described the development as “soul-lifting and encouraging.”

Adagu-Suberu thanked the federal government, NUC, University of Jos, and the college’s staff and students for their support.

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