The governing council of federal university birnin kebbi (FUBK) under the chairmanship of prof. Funmi togonu-bickersteth held it 20th meeting from Wednesday, 18 August to Friday, 20th august, 2021.
During the meeting council have approved the promotions of three (3) academic staff to the rank of senior lecturers and other non academic staffs to different ranks. This has come to the recommendation of the senior staff appointment and promotion committee (SSAPC)
Meanwhile the council noted the progress made so far on academic matters the securing of full accreditation of 27 courses currently offered by the university.
The council also express their happiness as the university got its nursing science programme fully accredited by the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN). The accreditation makes the nursing programme offered in the university full-fledge professional course by the nursing council standards
The council also noted with keen interest as the university secured the approval from the national university commission to commence ten (10) new programmes in the Faculty of Education namely as follows B.sc Edu biology, B.sc Edu chemistry, B.sc Edu mathematics, B.sc Edu computer, and B.sc Ed. Physics. Others are B.Ed educational administration and planning B.sc Ed. Business education , B.sc Ed geography, B.sc. Ed. Economics amd B.A Ed. English.
Similarly council was informed that the university is proposing to commence twenty (20) new undergraduate programmes in 2022. They are B.A Islamic studies, B.A Hausa B.A Literature in English, LL.B, B.sc Mass Communication B.sc. International relations, B.sc. Criminology and social studies, B.sc Banking and Finance as well as B.Sc Entrepreneurship Education
Others include B.Sc software engineering, BS.c Information Communication Technology, B.Sc Molecular Biology, BS.c Biotechnology, B.Sc. Laboratory science Technology, and B.Sc Physics the rest are B.Sc Urban and regional development, B.Sc Estate management, B.Sc. Industrial design and B. Pharmacy.
On the commencement postgraduate programme, the council was excited that the post graduate school would usher in opportunity to members of academia and host the community to further their studies while paving way for more research for academic and professional standings.
The council further applauded the management for establishing of Bioscience research institute (BRI) as a centre of excellence. The centre is mandated to conduct research in various areas of Bioscience as well as to extend its servicesto kebbi state and north west region of Nigeria. The centre is also expected to collaborate with other relevant agencies in the development amd spread of Biosciences research outputs and products.
The council also took the time to visit various completed and ongoing projects in the university. It Vice chancellor and his management team for the infrastructural made in institution.
This news was disclose by the public relations Officer federal university birnin kebbi Jamilu M. Magaji after the meeting today