The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the request by Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, to establish a Postgraduate School.
Abdullahi Abba-Hassan, the Head of Information, Publications, Protocol and Public Relations Unit of the University, announced this in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday, in Kano.
According to Abdullahi-Hassan, the NUC had also approved the post graduate school’s commencement of 34 programmes.
He explained that the approval was contained in a letter dated Feb. 10, addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa, and signed by the Director, Academic Planning of the NUC, Dr. N.B. Saliu for the Executive Secretary.
“The Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the postgraduate programmes. The programmes are to be run in the Main Campus of the University, effective from 2020/2021 academic session”, the letter said.
The approved postgraduate programmes, according to the letter, include: Education, PGDE; Economics, M.Sc; Economics, PhD; Financial Economics, PGD; Masters in Financial Economics; Arabic Studies, M.Sc.
Others are: Arabic Studies, PhD; Chemistry, PGD, Chemistry, M.Sc; Chemistry, PhD; Development Studies, PGD; English, M.A; English, PhD; Entrepreneurship, M.Sc; Geography, PhD; Geographical Information System, PGD and M.Sc. International Studies, M.A and International Studies, PhD.
The rest are: Islamic Studies, PGD; Islamic Studies, M.A; Islamic Studies, PhD; Management, PGD; Management, M.Sc; Management, PhD; Masters of Business Administration, MBA; Rural Development and Natural Resources Management, M.Sc; Computer Science, PGD; Computer Science, M.Sc; Computer Science, PhD; Mathematics, PGD; Mathematics, M.Sc; Mathematics, PhD; History, M.A and History, PhD.
The letter further explained that the approval, however, does not cover the part-time mode of delivery of the programmes, adding that all programmes shall bear only the approved titles and nomenclatures and any change would require a re-approval of the commission.
“The University is enjoined to provide adequate human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes,” the letter indicated.