The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the request by Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, to establish a Postgraduate School.
Abdullahi Abba-Hassan, the Head of Information, Publications, Protocol and Public Relations Unit of the University, announced this in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday, in Kano.
According to Abdullahi-Hassan, the NUC had also approved the post graduate school’s commencement of 34 programmes.
He explained that the approval was contained in a letter dated February 10, addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa, and signed by the Director, Academic Planning of the NUC, Dr. N.B. Saliu for the Executive Secretary.
“The Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the postgraduate programme. The programmes are to be run in the Main Campus of the University, effective from 2020/2021 academic session”, the letter said.
The approved postgraduate programmes, according to the letter, include: Education, PGDE; Economics, M.Sc; Economics, PhD; Financial Economics, PGD; Masters in Financial Economics; Arabic Studies, M.Sc.
Others are: Arabic Studies, PhD; Chemistry, PGD, Chemistry, M.Sc; Chemistry, PhD; Development Studies, PGD; English, M.A; English, PhD; Entrepreneurship, M.Sc; Geography, PhD; Geographical Information System, PGD and M.Sc. International Studies, M.A and International Studies, PhD.
The rest are: Islamic Studies, PGD; Islamic Studies, M.A; Islamic Studies, PhD; Management, PGD; Management, M.Sc; Management, PhD; Masters of Business Administration, MBA; Rural Development and Natural Resources Management, M.Sc; Computer Science, PGD; Computer Science, M.Sc; Computer Science, PhD; Mathematics, PGD; Mathematics, M.Sc; Mathematics, PhD; History, M.A and History, PhD.
The letter further explained that the approval, however, does not cover the part-time mode of delivery of the programmes, adding that all programmes shall bear only the approved titles and nomenclatures and any change would require a re-approval of the commission.
“The University is enjoined to provide adequate human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes,” the letter indicated.
The verification visit was carried out by a panel of experts on some proposed academic programmes at the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, with a view to assessing the human and material resources available for their establishment.