NUC accreditation panel inspects PLASU Mass Comm Dept



 A four- National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Panel is currently assessing facilities the Mass Communication Department of the Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos , for the purpose of granting it accreditation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that before commencing its assignment on Monday,  the Prof. Danjuma Gambo-led panel paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yohana Izam, in his office.

Izam, while welcoming the panel, said the exercise was a assurance mechanism to ensure standards were not compromised.

“PLASU has made frantic efforts to upgrade its facilities in the Mass Communication Department in spite of COVID-19 challenges and the local strikes.

“The university has moved the department to a and more spacious environment within the Faculty of Social Sciences complex.

“Already,  a new Mass Communication complex is under construction but for the slow pace of work occasioned by COVID-19 and other factors, it would have been completed,” the vice chancellor said.

Gambo, who is University, Kano (BUK), said that the panel’s visit was a pure academic exercise with peer and assurance as its main objectives.

He said that the team would inspect facilities the department before interacting with staff and students after which it would come up with an objective analysis.

NAN that other members of the panel are Prof. Sunny Udeze University and Prof. Olusola Oyero Anchor University, Lagos, while Mr Gabriel Aborele represented the NUC on the panel.

Mass Communication is one of three programmes in PLASU seeking accreditation the NUC.

The other programmes are Biochemistry and Geography which were granted interim accreditation by the NUC in 2018. (NAN)