IN what can be considered a major academic milestone in the Lagos State University, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of Twenty (20) new programmes at the undergraduate level of the University, with some of these courses billed to commence from 2023/2024 academic session.
The newly approved programmes include B.Sc. Architecture, B.Sc. Building, B.Sc. Estate Management, B.Sc. Environmental Management, B.Sc. Industrial Design, B.Sc. Survey and Geo-Informatics, B.Sc. Quantity Surveying, B.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, B.A. Fine Arts, and B.LIS. Library and Information Science.
Others include B.Ed. Special Education, B.Eng. Industrial Engineering & Production, B. Radiography and Radiation Science, BMLS. Medical Laboratory Science, B.A. Linguistics, B.Eng. Civil Engineering, B.Sc. Science Laboratory Technology and B.Sc Taxation, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), and Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) all at the undergraduate level.
It should be noted that the approval followed a resource verification exercise carried out in April 2023, by panels of experts from the NUC on the 20 new programmes domiciled in the four newly established faculties and School - Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, and School of Library, Archival, and Information Science.
According to the NUC's letter of approval received by the University on Friday, July 7, 2023, the programmes will run full-time, effective from the 2023/2024 academic session.
The approval marks the fulfilment of one of the strategic goals of the current administration of the University under the leadership of Prof. Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji-Bello, which is to establish and commence new academic programmes in four new Faculties and School of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor, while reacting to the news, appreciated the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for providing the leadership and support to actualise the goal, while congratulating the entire University community on the achievement.