The National Universities Commission (NUC) has been commended for its role in moderating the activities of Universities in Nigeria. The commendation came from the Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Professor Samuel Oye Bandele while welcoming six NUC accreditation teams who are currently visiting the University for accreditation exercise.

“Most Universities in Nigeria would have been like glorified secondary schools if there is no National Universities Commission (NUC),” he opined.

Professor Bandele noted that NUC has put all Universities on their toes saying the fear of NUC is the beginning of academic wisdom. He told the NUC accreditation teams that Ekiti State University was ready for them in terms of human and academic resources adding that his administration would not deceive the teams but present the true picture of the University before them.

“We have our staff ready and our environment is conducive for learning” Professor Bandele stressed. He was of the opinion that the accreditation exercise would further help the University move forward in becoming one of the best in Nigeria and Africa.

The leaders of the teams in their various remarks stated that they were in Ekiti State University to look at some of the academic programmes adding that the visit was not inquisitional but a way to improve the academic quality of the institution. Some of those in the teams were:  Professor E. Oshio, Professor Osuji, Professor E.R.I Afolabi, Professor (Rev Father) Boniface Wigwe, Professor E. Unobe, Professor Christopher Akinrimade and Professor A. Adedeji

The academic programmes being visited are in the Faculty of Law, Engineering, Education, Arts, Science and Social Sciences. In the meantime, the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has arrived the Faculty of Engineering for accreditation exercise.