The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the Novena University, Delta State, the approval to develop its College of Medical Sciences and in some areas up to Ph.d in Public Health.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Godwin Nduka made this known during a press conference.
“The National Universities Commission (NUC) after a successful verification visit of the university’s human and material resources has approved Medical, Law and Post Graduate programmes for Novena University.
“Novena University has also gotten the NUC approval to run its College of Law. The University has equally achieved 100 per cent in the last accreditation exercise carried out by the National Universities Commission,” the VC stated.
According to the VC, the Ph.D approval under Public Health covers Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health and Safety, Hospital Administration, Environmental Health, and Community Health.
“Novena University is now running programmes in its School of Basic Medical Sciences in Doctor of Optometry (OD), Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Dentistry, as enormous resources are pouring in to give the students adequate and International standard quality education.
“The PG programmes approval consolidates the initial programmes in the PG School which now offer PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in Intelligence and Security Studies, specialising in Cybercrime and Information Security, Criminology and Forensics.
“Other PG programmes are Terrorism, Policing and Security, Fraud Investigations, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Mass Communications, Political Science, Biochemstry, Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry,” he stated.