The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) to commence Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programmes.
This was diclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, during an emergency Senate Meeting recently.
Prof. Ndimele said that the Commission in principle granted the university request for expansion and restructuring of programmes.
He observed that since the establishment of the university, concentration had only been on developing Education which is one aspect of the core mandate of the university with little or no attention paid to the non- education based related disciplines as provided by the Law and appropriate for a university of the highest standing.
To this end, forms are already on sale at the Admission’s Office at the Rumuolumeni main campus for admission into a one year Basic Studies Programme for the 2016/2017 academic session. Upon completion of the programme, qualified candidates would be admitted as year one Students into the B.A, B.Sc, B.Tech. B.Agric, B.Ed, programmes of the university.
Professor Ndimele informed members of Senate that remedial work at the Students Hostels in all the campuses would soon be completed for Students to move in and that the Department of Home Economics and Hotel Management have been commissioned to design with the university logo and colours bed sheets, pillow cases, curtains, window blinds, towels, Buckets etc that the Students would move into the renovated hostels with.
The Home Economics and Hotel Management department is also to run a decent and befitting Restaurant for Staff.
In addition to all these, he said that the Paint Factory building project has started along with the Poultry, Fisheries, Mushroom etc pilot scheme farming geared towards internal revenue generation under Edu Consult, the registered Company of the university.