The University of Abuja has regained full accreditation for twelve courses, including Accounting, Business Administration, Arabic Studies, Christian Religious Studies, and English Language.

NB Saliu, director, quality assurance, National Universities Commission (NUC), made this known on Monday.

Apart from the aforementioned courses, the others are History, Diplomatic Studies, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, History Education and Social Studies Education.

The courses were assessed by the NUC during its accreditation visit to the university in November 2016.

Ediga Agbo, spokesperson of the governing council of UNIABUJA, also confirmed the development.

“The situation then looked so bleak that we wondered if there was a university. The Engineering students had been sent out to other universities and the medical students were on strike as they had spent four to five years without accreditation and the Council confronted these situations head-on,” he said.

“Today, the university has 53 programmes with 28 having full accreditation, 23 have interim accreditation and others have denials.”

Agbo said that UNIABUJA hopes to get 95 per cent of its courses approved by the NUC during the next accreditation in May.

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