The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to 23 degree programs offered by the Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin, Plateau.
NUC communicated the accreditation news on Saturday via a letter to the provost of the college, Dr. Amos Cirfat.
A press statement signed by Istifanus Kyakmut, the institution’s PR director, stated that the provost announced the news during a meeting of the institution’s academic council.
The statement states that the full accreditation of the 23 bachelor’s programs is the result of a visit by a NUC team that assessed the programs between March and April this year.
The provost praised the professionalism and magnanimity of the NUC, but commended all the college staff for their fortitude and dedication in ensuring a successful accreditation exercise.
Circat, who is also the chairman of the Committee of Provosts, Colleges of Education in Nigeria, thanked the authorities of the University of Jos for their worthy partners, who were instrumental in accrediting the programs.
He pledged to ensure that the college would remain a center of academic excellence.
He said he would ensure prudent management of the college’s resources to achieve the desired growth and development.
Abubakar Adagu-Suberu, chairman of the college’s board of directors, described the cheering news as “uplifting and encouraging,” not only to the management, but also to the students and other members of the institution’s community.
Adagu-Suberu thanked the federal government, the NUC, the University of Jos and the college staff and students for their support.