The National Universities Commission has been described as a veritable tool and quality control organization which has continued to positively drive the wheel of quality education in Nigeria.
Vice Chancellor Plateau State University, Bokkos, Professor Matur Malau Bernard stated this when he received seven different panels who were in the University for the purpose of further moderating existing programmes and facilities provided for the successful take off of new Programmes in the University.
The panels that were received are those of History and International Studies, led by Professor Mohammed Usman of Usumanu Dan Fodio University Sokoto and the Panels for Sociology, Psychology, Theatre Arts and English which were led on the visit by Ejen David, a staff of the National Universities Commission, Abuja and Professor Amina Abubakar Bashir of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.
Professor Matur used the occasion to praise the National Universities Commission, Abuja under the Acting Executive Secretary Mr Chris Maiyaki for granting approval for the commencement of Post Graduate studies in the University saying the Commission serves as the compass that points the way for the attainment and sustenance of quality education in Nigeria and urged the teams to convey the University's appreciation to Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission Mr. Chris Maiyaki for constituting the teams to further appraise programmes of Plateau State University in order to grant them a clean bill of health to operate in consonance with laid down rules and regulations of the commission with a view to bequeathing quality education in Nigerian Universities.
While promising that Plateau State University will continue to follow due process and the guidelines provided by the Commission in running the University, Professor Matur was optimistic that the quality control mechanisms put in place by the commission will continue to provide the platform for producing quality graduates that will contribute their quota to national development.
In their separate responses, Professor Mohammed Usman the team leader for History and International Studies, Ejen David for Sociology, Psychology and Theatre Arts and Professor Amina Abubakar Bashir said the panels were in the University to find out how well the University is faring and report back to the National Universities Commission for appropriate academic and administrative interventions.
They said their mandate was to also ensure that the operational status of the University for the delivery of both qualitative and quantitative education were in place in order to drive the process successfully.
The panels later inspected and assessed the University's library, E-library facilities, lecture theatres and auditoriums, academic and nonacademic staff offices and facilities and their adequacy in fostering quality teaching and learning in the University.
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