National University Commission (NUC) unfolded plans to ensure that all diploma programmes run at the undergraduate level across universities in Nigeria are phased out.
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, on Tuesday, when he received the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure in Abuja.
According to him, only polytechnics have the statutory right to run diploma programmes. He said: “We are going to formally put a deadline on it, that there should be no diploma again to be run by universities. Let us allow those that are statutory allowed to run diploma programmes, the polytechnics, to continue with it,”