• NUC Abolish Diploma Programmes in Nigerian Varsities.

    The National Universities commission (NUC) has stated that universities in the country would soon stop running diploma programmes at the undergraduate level.

    The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who made the disclosure when the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure paid him a courtesy visit in his office, said that it is only polytechnics that had statutory right to run diploma programmes.


    He noted that the commission would soon notify universities to stop diploma programmes.

    “We are going to formally put a deadline on it, that there should be no diploma again to be run by universities, let us allow those that are statutory, allowed to run diploma programmes, the polytechnics, to continue with them,” he said.

    Prof. Rasheed also stated that the commission would collaborate with the NBTE to develop a blueprint that would give polytechnics the capacity to run degree programmes on their own as obtainable in other countries.


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