Written by Godfrey AKON

ABU gets NUC approval for business school

Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, has secured the approval of the National Universities Commission, NUC, for its newly established Business School.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, gave the approval last Wednesday when the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, led a delegation from the university to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

“The ABU Business School is one of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN-assisted Centres of Excellence established in six selected universities one each from the geo-political zones in the country,” NUC stated in its weekly Bulletin.

Garba had briefed the commission that Business Administration and Management Courses would be restructured and fused into one mega department consisting of Accounting, Business Administration and Economics departments.

According to him, the new model would require that 100 and 200 level students of each programme must know some basic aspects of each of the component programmes to ensure dynamism and professionalism when they graduate.

The VC added that being one of the old generation universities, ABU was growing fast while on the other hand, quality was becoming a challenge due to lack of both human and  physical resources.

He said this had necessitated the university to be responsive and adjust in terms of structure, most especially academic re-organisation, as the issue of meeting the required staff mix had been a major challenge.

 

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