…Okays commencement of its 34 programmes
By Muhammad Hamisu Abdullahi
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of Postgraduate School and commencement of 34 Postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK).
This was contained in an approval letter dated February 10, 2021, addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa and signed by the Director, Academic Planning of NUC, Dr. N.B. Saliu fo Executive Secretary.
This is according to a statement issued and signed by Abdullahi Abba Hassan, the Head of Information, Publications, Protocol & Public Relations Unit of the university and made available to The Triumph in Kano.
The statement reads: “The Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the full-time mode of the postgraduate programmes.
“The programmes are to be run in the Main Campus of the University, effective from 2020/2021 academic session,” the letter stated.
According to it, the approved Postgraduate programmes are
Education, PGDE; Economics, M.Sc; Economics, PhD; Financial
Economics, PGD; Masters in Financial Economics; Arabic Studies, M.Sc, Arabic Studies, PhD; Chemistry, PGD, Chemistry, M.Sc; Chemistry, PhD; Development Studies, PGD; English, M.A; English, PhD; Entrepreneurship, M.Sc; Geography, PhD; Geographical Information System, PGD & M.Sc; International Studies, M.A and International Studies, PhD.
The rest are Islamic Studies, PGD; Islamic Studies, M.A; Islamic Studies, PhD; Management, PGD; Management, M.Sc; Management, PhD; Masters of Business Administration, MBA; Rural Development and Natural Resources Management, M.Sc; Computer Science, PGD; Computer Science, M.Sc; Computer Science, PhD; Mathematics, PGD; Mathematics, M.Sc; Mathematics, PhD; History, M.A and History, PhD.
“The approval does not cover the part-time mode of delivery of the programmes. All programmes shall bear only the approved titles and nomenclatures and any change will require re-approval of the commission,” it added.
“The university is enjoined to provide adequate human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes,” the letter indicated.
It would be recalled that a resource verification visit was carried out by the panels of experts to some proposed academic programmes in the university with a view to assessing human and material resources available for their establishment.
In another development, the Governing Council of the university has approved the promotion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Associate Prof. Amina Salihi Bayero to the rank of full Professor with effect from January 1, 2020.
The Governing Council of the university approved the promotion during its 30th meeting held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 chaired by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello.
The council considered the recommendation of appointment and Promotion Committee, on receipt of favorable external assessment reports, and approved the promotion.
Other promotions made by the Governing Council during the meeting included those of Dr. Hadiza Hafiz and Dr. Jabar Saheed Olanrewaju of the Department of Arts and Social Science Education, who were promoted to the ranks of Associate Professors with effect from January 1, 2021.
Similarly, many academic and non-teaching staff were promoted to various academic and non-academic ranks.