One of Nigeria’s leading first choice institution for students, The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has lost its accreditation for four major courses.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) according to The Cable, have reportedly suspended the university’s law, dentistry, medical rehabilitation, and botany programmes.
Recent Jamb candidates who selected any of the four affected courses have been asked to change their course or institution.
This was done in a message that was sent to the candidates by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to inform them of the changes.
“Your first choice course did not receive accreditation. Login to your profile and change course/institutions,” the message read.
This is actually not the first time the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is experiencing this as the accreditation of the Law Faculty was previously withdrawn in 2006.
The Cable also notes that there are also reports that botany never got full accreditation since its inception as a course at the university. Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju, The institution’s spokesperson, confirmed the development. He, however, said the withdrawal of accreditation would be sorted out by September.