Atiba University, Oyo; one of Nigeria’s fatest growing private universities, now offers Law and can now admit more students who scored 160 and above in the last UTME for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The National Universities Commission has recently given approval to Atiba University, Oyo for the establishment of a full time mode of Law programmes and 13 others in the main campus of the University located in Oyo Township of Oyo State, Nigeria.
This approval followed the successful conduct of NUC resource verification exercise held between 6th and 13th December, 2020 by 19 panels consisting of 48 members from NUC to Atiba University. The approved programmes by the NUC are all expected to commence academic activities with effect from 2020/2021 academically session.
The newly approved courses include: LL.B Law, B.Sc. Public Health, B.Sc. Transport Management, B.Sc. Physics with Electronics, B.Sc. Physiology, B.Sc. Entrepreneurship, B.Sc. Hotel Management &Tourism, B.Sc. International Relations, B.Sc. Marketing, B.Sc. Public Administration, B. Agric. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, BLIS Library and Information Science, B.A Theatre Arts and B.Sc. Ed. Educational Management
The approved programmes are in addition to the earlier approved and existing 18 programmes currently being run by the University; which include Nursing sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Sociology, English Language, Political Science, Criminology & Security studies and Psychology. This brings the total number of approved programmes for Atiba University to 32.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Sunday Olawale Okeniyi; while presenting the NUC Approval Letter to the President and Founder Atiba University, James Adesokan Ojebode; expressed his appreciation to the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, MFR, mni for his continual support to the academic growth and development of Universities in Nigeria and Atiba University in particular.
“Thank you for everything that you have done for us over the years. For all that you have done, thanks do not feel like enough. All we can do is to offer our gratitude and appreciation for your leadership style and for quality, effective and efficient management of the Nigerian University System, NUS” Prof. Okeniyi said.
Attesting to this, the Founder of the University in his remarks said that the professional nature the verification exercise was conducted and the speedy manner it was concluded show that the Executive Secretary of the NUC is indeed a dynamic administrator of note.
In another remarks, the Vice Chancellor reiterated his determination to reposition the University for effective service delivery including doing everything to facilitate the University’s main functions of knowledge impartation (teaching), knowledge generation (research) and knowledge utilization (community development and services).
He further said that all hands must be on deck to responsibly key into the new drive for excellence, which include the strengthening of Atiba University administration through acquisition of ICT capacity and development of local competencies.
The Vice Chancellor, while commending the efforts of the President and Founder towards enhancing the teaching and learning environment expressed his appreciation to the founder for his constant provision, support and the confidence he reposed in him. He promised to continue to work hard towards making Atiba University a Centre of Excellence in all ramifications.
In closing, the Vice Chancellor called on all prospective students, parents and guardians to take advantage of the variety of programmes on offer at Atiba University by seeking admission for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Speaking with AdasiScience correspondents, Prof. S.O. Okeniyi, who was also a former Ag. Provost, Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) and the outgoing National President, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) called on parents to utilize the opportunity to give their children, a more functional, uninterrupted education amidst the raving incessant strike actions and lockdown.
“We run quality and affordable degree programs with a consistent academic calendar. All qualified candidates who scored 160 and above in the last UTME now have varieties of courses to choose from, rather than waiting endlessly at home” he concluded.