The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to 23 degree courses being offered by the Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin, Plateau.
NUC communicated the accreditation news to the college’s Provost, Dr Amos Cirfat, via a letter on Saturday.
A press statement signed by institution’s Public Relations Executive, Istifanus Kyakmut, stated that the provost broke the news at a meeting of the institution’s Academic Board.
The statement said that the full accreditation of the 23 bachelor of education courses was the outcome of a visit by an NUC team which assessed the programmes between March and April this year.
The Provost, while applauding NUCs professionalism and magnanimity, commended all the staff of the college for their steadfastness and commitment toward ensuring a successful accreditation exercise.
Circat, who is also the Chairman, Committee of Provosts, Colleges of Education in Nigeria, thanked the authorities of the University of Jos for being worthy partners, who have been helpful in getting the programmes accredited.
He pledged to ensure that the college would continue to be a centre of academic excellence.
He said he would ensure a prudent management of the college’s resources in order to have the desired growth and development.
Reacting, Abubakar Adagu-Suberu, Chairman, Governing Council of the College, described the cheering news as “soul lifting and encouraging,” not only to the management but to the students and other members of the institution’s community.
Adagu-Suberu thanked the Federal Government, NUC, University of Jos and the college’s staff and students for their support.