ABUAD commences postgraduate training

THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment and commencement of postgraduate studies at postgraduate diploma (PGD) and masters’ degree levels, with full-time and part-time status in Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD).

  The approved programmes are M. Sc. Biology, M. Sc. and PGD in Biochemistry, M. Sc. and PGD in Accounting and M.Sc. and PGD in Banking & Finance as well as M. Sc. in Finance. Others are M. Sc. and PGD in Economics, M. Sc. and PGD in Mass Communication, PGD in Management as well as Masters of Business Administration.

  A statement endorsed by head of public relations of the institution, Tunde Olofintila, said the five-year-old institution secured 100 per cent accreditation for all the programmes submitted to NUC for accreditation.

  In law, the Council for Legal Education was not just satisfied with the quantum of human and material investment in the College of Law, which has tested and experienced teachers of international repute, but it went a step further to increase the college’s annual admission quota from 50 to 180, the highest so far in this country.

  Among the facilities in the law college are 10 classrooms, teaching laboratories, a moot court, two law clinics, state-of-the-art eLibraries and physical libraries, a staff/students ratio of 1/16, esoftware, Lexis Nexis and Compu Law among others, which can conveniently cater for more than 1, 500 students.

  “Similarly in Medicine, the NUC, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and the Special Committee set up by the minister of health all commended the array of high quality equipment in ABUAD’s Medical College and the gigantic and modern buildings and equipment worth over N2.5bn put up by the founder of the school, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, to get the former Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti upgraded to the status of a Federal Teaching Hospital,” the statement read.

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