The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved BSc Nursing Science and BSc Applied Geology programmes for Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State. This takes effect effect from the 2023/2024 academic session.
The NUC approval, according to a statement by the institution’s Deputy Director, Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Paul Adeagbo, is contained in a letter addressed to the OAUSTECH’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Temi Emmanuel Ologunorisa dated 13th June, 2023 and signed, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the Commission, by the Director of Academic Planning, Dr. B. N. Saliu.
The approval letter referenced NUC/AP/S24/Vol.1/83 stated that: “The Vice-Chancellor is please invited to recall that a resource verification visit was carried out by panels of experts to some proposed programmes in Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa with a view to assessing the human and materials resources available for their establishment.”
“I am directed to inform the Vice-Chancellor that the Executive Secretary has considered and approved the establishment of the following programmes to be run in the Main Campus of the University with effect from the 2023/2024 academic session: 1. BSc Applied Geology, and
2. BSc Nursing Science.”
The NUC had visited the University in April this year to ascertain the readiness of the institution for the two programmes.
The excited VC, who received the letter in Abuja on Friday, said all was set for the commencement of the Bsc Nursing Science and Bsc Applied Geology programmes in September this year. He advised prospective candidates to change to OAUSTECH on JAMB portal to apply for the programmes.
He hinted that OAUSTECH was fully prepared to welcome the pioneer students into the newly approved programmes, assuring that the institution would continue to fulfill its mandate in terms of high quality teaching, cutting edge research and strategic community engagement.