December 4, 2020

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OAU loses accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Botany

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife , Osun State , has lost accreditation for four of the courses offered in the institution .
The National Universities Commission reportedly suspended the university ’ s law , dentistry , medical rehabilitation , and botany programmes, The Cable
reports .
Prospective students who selected any of the four courses in the just – concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination have been asked to change their course or institution .
A message was sent to the candidates by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to inform them of the changes.
“Your first choice course did not receive accreditation . Login to your profile and change course /institutions , ” the message read .
This is not the first time the institution is experiencing this such as the accreditation of the Law Faculty was previously withdrawn in 2006 .
The Cable notes that there are also reports that botany never got full accreditation since its inception as a course at the university .
The institution ’ s spokesperson , Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju , confirmed the development to The Cable .
Olarenwaju , however, said the withdrawal of accreditation would be sorted out by September .
“We are going to sort it out , latest by September, and everything will come back to shape , ” he was quoted as saying.
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