The Vice- Chancellor, Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN), Delta State, Prof. Paul Omojo Omaji has said that the National University Commission (NUC) has fully accredited the 12 undergraduate programs offerr by the university.
Prof. Omaji made the disclosure at a press conference held at the university boardroom, weekend, saying that in July 2021, he inaugurated a program accreditation taskforce and charged them to coordinate all preparations towards presenting 12 programs to the NUC.
He added that the taskforce gave their all with cooperation from all principal officers and between November and December 2021, the university presented its 12 degree programmes to the NUC for assessment, evaluation and validation which was thoroughly and carefully reviewed by the various panelists that visited.
On 14th of April, 2022, the vice Chancellor said that 11 programs were accorded full accreditation status with one (1) receiving interim accreditation status saying it was a historic achievement of top grade A+ performance to the institution as it was the first time the university will be going through external accreditation review in its young stage of development.
He also mentioned that the NUC has given approval to commence Law programme with effect from 2021/2022 academic session and that the university is expecting the Council on Legal Education (CLE) to verify their resources for full take-off, even as he said that they were looking at adding the faculty of Engineering and Technology as well as the faculty of Maritime studies in the 2022/2023 academic session.
Another achievement mentioned by the Vice-Chancellor was the passage of the Admiralty University, Ibusa establishment bill into law by the House of Representative on the 15th of June 2022 while saying that ADUN will soon be a Public university with definitive imprint of the Navy for their financial and moral support that has taken to this enviable heights.
An elated ADUN University VC, stated that the institution will be organising its first convocation in November, 2022.
Prof Omaji observed that staffing, enrollment of students, delay in parents payment of fees were some of the challenges facing the young but gable university. He however, expressed hope of improvement in areas of challenges t when the institution start operating as a public institution.
On issues of security and cultism, the Vice-Chancellor maintained that the management’s relationship with the University community and committed vigilance has yielded fruitful result in discouragement of anti social vices.