The National University Commission (NUC) has approved five new programmes for Caleb University, Imota, Lagos.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie, disclosed this to news men during a media briefing.
He said, “Asides the fact that our programs are fully accredited, we now have five new entry and PhD programs.
“One of them is Architecture, in fact, we started our PhD in Archetecture in January with two sets and the University is fully committed to the standard it is known for globally on this and other programs.”
Prof. Owens-Ibie further reiterated the importance of e-learning in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria especially at this period of the Coronavirus Pandemic which have forced schools to shutdown.
The Vice Chancellor also urged Educational Institutions in Nigeria to respond to the occasion by embracing alternative means of learning that will aid students’ development and add to the country’s growth.
“Since April, the University resumed online and we are planning to have our graduation online in September. E-learning is here to stay; it will be blended learning, brick and mortar.
“We were supposed to resume in April but when we noticed the extension of the lockdown, we decided to move online and it has been 100 per cent efficient. Since then, we have unveiled different apps in which students and staff can ask questions about health and security.”
Recall that in January, the NUC approved the commencement of Masters and Doctorate degree programmes in five department of Caleb University for the 2019/ 2020 academic session.
The approved courses were Masters and Doctorate in Philosophy (M.Phil, PhD) in Economics, Accounting, Masscommunication, Finance and Computer Science.