The National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation team recently visited Thomas Adewumi University to evaluate the Department of Criminology and Security Studies, marking a noteworthy achievement for the institution. The accreditation team, Mr. David Okafor (NUC Rep), Prof. Margaret Bahal (Chair of the panel), and Prof. Francis Ojunugwa Owu (Member of the team), arrived yesterday to conduct a thorough assessment of the department's curriculum, faculty, facilities, and overall academic environment. The visit included interactions with faculty members, and students, and an in-depth examination of the resources available to support quality education and research in Criminology and Security Studies.
The accreditation process is a crucial step for academic institutions, as it ensures that the programmes offered meet the required standards of excellence set by the NUC. Attaining accreditation not only validates the quality of education but also enhances the credibility and reputation of the university. In an opening meeting held at the Senate Chambers, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francisca Oladipo expressed her excitement about the visit, stating, "We are committed to providing top-notch education in all our departments. The accreditation of the Department of Criminology and Security Studies is a testament to our dedication to academic excellence and our continuous efforts to meet and exceed national standards."
The faculty and students of the Department of Criminology and Security Studies actively participated in the accreditation process, showcasing their commitment to the highest standards of education and research. The team's interactions with students provided valuable insights into the quality of teaching, learning experiences, and the overall academic atmosphere. After thorough evaluations, the NUC accreditation team commended Thomas Adewumi University for its commitment to academic excellence and its investment in the Department of Criminology and Security Studies. The team acknowledged the quality of faculty, the relevance of the curriculum, and the availability of modern facilities to support effective learning.
The leader of the accreditation team, Prof. Margaret Bahal, appreciated the University's dedication to providing quality education in Criminology and Security Studies. The positive outcome of the accreditation process will reflect the University's compliance with the NUC's standards and its ability to contribute meaningfully to the academic and professional development of its students.
The University community is now anxiously awaiting the official results and remains hopeful for a positive outcome that will further elevate the standing of the Department of Criminology and Security Studies in the field. Accreditation from the NUC would be a testament to TAU's unwavering commitment to excellence in education and research.