The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to run Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration.
The development came after the release of an accreditation exercise carried out by the regulatory body for postgraduate programs of the university.
Having carried out the verification exercise by the regulatory board, NUC sent its accreditation team to the university in September, 2018 to appraise the programs and to confirm their viability.
According to a statement by the institution’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Sheme, both programs have received full five-year accreditation. He said the NOUN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, received it in a communiqué dated 15TH January, 2019, that the NUC told the university it could now run the two postgraduate programs fully.
The NUC accredited the university’s MSc Business Administration at 88.7% and MSc Public Administration at 89.5%.
It would be recalled that the two programs were put on hold in 2016 with a view to reorganize and review the administration of the programs to meet the NUC’s Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS).