NUC assures Federal varsity, Wukari of approval for establishment of college of medicine

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The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, has assured that the Federal University, Wukari, in Taraba would get approval for the establishment of a faculty of medicine before the end of 2020.

Rasheed disclosed this on Tuesday while inaugurating over 30 newly-constructed projects funded by TETFund and executed during the tenure of Prof. Abubakar Kundiri, the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

He stressed that a team of experts from the NUC would soon embark on an assessment visit to Wukari to evaluate facilities and the level of preparedness of the institution for the take-off of the programme.

“The Vice-Chancellor has been on the neck of the NUC for approval to establish the faculty of medicine, and from the number of completed projects and facilities I have seen on the ground today, I am convinced that the request is genuine and on course,” he said.

The executive secretary described Kundiri as one of the best performing Vice-Chancellors in Nigeria and urged him to represent the request within the next one week as a follow-up with the NUC.

Earlier in an address of welcome, Kundiri said when he took over the university in 2016, the institution was lagging behind in infrastructure provision as well as accreditation of courses.

However, he said, about 27 of its courses had now been fully accredited.

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