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OAU loses accreditation for Law, Dentistry and other programmes

Valentine Chinyem

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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has lost accreditation for four of its courses.

According to reports by the TheCable Lifestyle, the National Universities Commission (NUC) suspended the university’s law, dentistry, medical rehabilitation, and botany programmes.

In lieu of this, a message was sent to prospective students who picked the affected courses in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), advising them to either change their course or institution.

“Your first choice course did not receive accreditation. Login to your profile and change course/institutions,” the message read.

It would be recalled that in 2006, the accreditation of the law faculty in OAU was withdrawn.

There are also reports that botany programmes never got full accreditation since its inception as a course of study at the university.

TheCable Lifestyle got in touch with the Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Abiodun Olarenwaju, who confirmed the development and promised it would be resolved soon.

He said, “We are going to sort it out, latest by September, and everything will come back to shape.”