The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 15 additional programmes for Ahman Pategi University.
This follows Commission’s satisfaction with the readiness of the University after a through resource verification visit to the University.
This significant development underscores the university’s commitment to delivering relevant and high-quality education to Nigerians in alignment with global university standards.
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In a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor by the Acting Executive Secretary of the NUC, approval is given for the programmes to start with effect from the current academic session: “The Vice-Chancellor is hereby invited to recall that a resource verification visit was conducted by panels of experts to the proposed academic programs in Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Ilorin, Kwara State, to assess the human and material resources available for its establishment.” “I am directed to inform the Vice-Chancellor that the Acting Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the following undergraduate programs, to be run in the Main Campus of the University, with effect from the 2023/2024 academic session:
- B.Sc. Ed. Biology
- B.Sc. Ed. Chemistry
- B.Sc. Ed. Physics
- B.SC. Ed. Economics
- B.A. Ed. English
- B.Ed. Guidance and Counseling
- B.Ed. Educational Management
- B.Ed. Business Education
- B.Ed. Special Education
- B.Sc. Geology and Mineral Science
- B.Sc. Biochemistry
- B.Sc. Chemistry
- B.A. History and Diplomatic Studies
- B.Sc. Business Administration
- B.Sc. Sociology and Criminology.
This diverse array of programmes reflects the university’s commitment to offering a comprehensive education that meets the evolving needs of the society. Special attention is given to the inclusion of Geology and Mineral Science programme, demonstrating the university’s dedication to addressing the unique needs of its community, particularly in the context of mining in Patigi.
This strategic move aligns with the university’s mission to contribute to the development of the local economy by producing graduates equipped with the skills needed for sustainable mineral resource exploration and management. Geology and Mineral Science will play a pivotal role in preparing students for the challenges and opportunities presented by the rich mineral deposits in the Patigi region.
The university recognizes the importance of responsible mining practices and graduates from these programmes are poised to become catalysts for positive change in the mining industry, ensuring its growth and sustainability.
Additionally, the commencement of the Faculty of Education underscores Ahman Pategi University’s commitment to nurturing education leaders. Aspiring leaders and educational managers will receive specialized training, preparing them to excel within educational institutions.
The university sees this as a crucial contribution to the enhancement of educational systems at local, national and international levels. Hon. Dr. Aliyu Ahman Pategi, the Founder of Ahman Pategi University, expressed gratitude for the NUC’s recognition and approval of the new programs.
In a statement, he said, “We are thrilled to expand our academic programmes and believe that these additions will not only enrich the educational experience for our students but also contribute meaningfully to the development of our community and the nation at large.”
The university eagerly anticipates welcoming students into these innovative programmes and is confident that the graduates will emerge as leaders and change-makers in their respective fields.
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