The West Africa Students’ Union (WASU) has advised the National Universities Commission (NUC) to allow Nigerian Universities to award Bachelor degrees in Community Health Science.
The Senior Special Assistant, WASU, Yusuf Abdullahi, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.
Abdullahi stated that the accreditation would give Community Health workers proper recognition in their work organization, adding that the need for the commission to upgrade the course because it had produced over fifty thousand educated personnel across the country.
“The victimization from the delaying accreditation from the students, school managements and professional body of community health officers has resulted into clamouring for the urgent completion of the accreditation of the course.
“The Minimum Academy Standard requirement of the course has been met but NUC still failed to accredit the program in schools.
“We want to appeal to the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, to thoroughly look into our request and also to ensure appropriate actions are taken for the accreditation of the course,” he stated.
WASU is an association of students from 15 ECOWAS States which serves as external force to agitate for student welfare across West Africa with supervision by the ECOWAS Parliament. The headquarters is in Accra, Ghana while its regional office is in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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