By NBF News

Renaissance University for NUC accreditation
From PETRUS OBI, Enugu
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Renaissance University Ugbawka, Enugu State, a private university, which took off in 2007 has declared its readiness to face the visiting National Universities Commission (NUC) team for the accreditation of all the courses under the three Faculties currently run by the institution. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Emeka Okpara announced this in an address he presented during the recent 3rd Matriculation ceremony of the university last weekend.

Prof. Okpara also announced plans by the University to introduce Medicine and Law into its curriculum.

He recalled that the University started with three Colleges of Information Technology, Management and Social Sciences as well as Natural and Applied Sciences and has since inception sustained its vision to remain a center of excellence for teaching, research and community service. He noted that the institution has therefore made arrangements to introduce two new courses, Law and Medicine by the year 2012.

'Our efforts here is to give a new face to Nigerian University education and to give birth to new Nigerian men and women who are roundly trained and motivated to accelerate national development using sound knowledge and application of innovations in arts, science and technology.'

The Vice Chancellor announced that the institution has reached an understanding with some foreign European and American universities to mount programmes, which will enable Nigerians students to spend one year in Renaissance University and then travel abroad to complete their studies.

'We have signed a memorandum of understanding with these universities and the first batch of these students are already in this campus for the one year foundation programme.' He congratulated the matriculating students for choosing to study at Renaissance University

Prof. Okpara praised Governor Sullivan Chime for the infrastructural upliftment of Enugu metropolis and urged him to take advantage of the two universities in Nkanu, ESUT and Renaissance and complete the dual carriageway from Four Corner to Agbani town.