Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria
November 23, 2023
A crucial moment in the academic calendar unfolded as the National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Team commenced its evaluation of the Department of Mass Communication and Economics at Thomas Adewumi University. The University Management welcomed the two accreditation teams simultaneously yesterday.
The NUC accreditation process is a vital step in ensuring that academic programmes meet and maintain high standards of quality and relevance. The Department of Mass Communication and Economics eagerly welcomed the accreditation team for a thorough assessment of its curriculum, faculty, facilities, and overall educational environment. The day commenced with a cordial reception by the University management, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francisca Oladipo, and other Principal Officers. The Vice-Chancellor expressed her gratitude to the accreditation team for their dedication to upholding the quality of education in the country.
The accreditation team, comprised of distinguished experts in the fields of Mass Communication and Economics, engaged with the faculty members, students, and administrative staff of the Department. The purpose was to gain insights into the strengths and challenges of the academic programmes, ensuring they align with NUC standards and cater to the dynamic needs of their profession. During the tour of facilities, the team assessed the state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure available to Mass Communication and Economics students. They closely examined classrooms, studios, and other resources to ensure they meet the standards necessary for fostering a conducive learning environment.
In her opening remarks, Prof. Francisca stated, "We are pleased to host two NUC accreditation teams today. Their visit is a testament to our commitment to maintaining high standards in education. We are confident that the comprehensive review will reflect the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff in preparing students for success in their chosen fields." The accreditation process lasted for a day, during which the team conducted interviews, reviewed documents, and assessed the quality of teaching and learning in both departments. The final accreditation report will play a pivotal role in further enhancing the reputation of Thomas Adewumi University and attracting more students interested in pursuing a career in both departments. It will also open up opportunities for collaborations with other institutions and industry partnerships.
As the accreditation visit progresses, the university community remains optimistic about the positive outcomes that will further solidify its position as a hub for academic excellence in the country. The administration and staff are committed to addressing any recommendations made by the accreditation team to continuously enhance the quality of education provided at Thomas Adewumi University.