The Senate of Plateau State University, which is the nucleus of University Academic policy has reaffirmed its readiness for the commencement of postgraduate diplomas, masters and doctorate degree programmes beginning from the 2023/2024 academic session.
Chairman of Senate and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Bernard Malau Matur revealed this during the 83rd regular meeting of the senate which took place in the University today (Monday 11th September, 2023).
The Senate also deliberated on wide ranging issues amongst which are the new academic session and resumption, the upcoming accreditation exercise, resource verification of new Programmes and the implementation of the newly introduced CCMAS approved by the National Universities Commission.
The Vice Chancellor announced that accreditation visits by various panels of the National Universities Commission will begin in October and end in November 2023; and appreciated Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang for approving the release of #365 million for the exercise.
He announced that a special focus will be on programmes in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences; and appealed to the Deans and Heads of various departments to be realistic and timely in presenting their accreditation needs.
He also applauded those who got TETFund sponsorship and pursued their studies to completion and returned to impact on the University.
Professor Matur used the occasion to appreciate staff of the University for their Patience and commitment to duties despite the delay in payment of outstanding salaries saying government was doing everything possible to offset their salaries and announced that the Merit list for admission of students of the University will be released soon.
He said in order to bequeath a conducive learning environment for both students and staff, furniture refurbishment and renovation of hostels was ongoing; saying the new fees approved by the Council will come into effect from the new academic session.
He also disclosed that the University is pursuing a higher admission quota from the National Universities Commission as new Faculties come into effect.
He said the clean energy policy of the University has come into effect with the provision of solar plants to power water supply to some facilities in the University while the mega solar farm programme will commence with 20kva stations which will be followed by bigger ones to drive internet connectivity through an upgrade from the existing rooter to fiber optics network.
While promising to operate an open door policy, Professor Matur announced the introduction of the Vice Chancellor's award for the best research publishing staff while promising to institute faculty research grants as a stimulus for generating interest in research and to also attract best graduating students for employment and mentorship.
John K. Agam
Public Relations Officer