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Plateau varsity to commence faculties of health sciences, law in 2020– VC

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The Plateau State University Bokko will start a Faculty of  Health Sciences  and a Faculty Law in 2020, Prof Yohanna Izam, the Vice Chancellor of the University, has said.

Izam told the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Bokkos that the arrangements had commenced for the take-off of the faculties.

He said  that contract for construction of structures for the Faculty of Health Sciences had already been  awarded and the contractor had commenced work.

“It is a one-year project but we are working with the contractor to see if we can achieve it in 10 months.

“We think it is visible because we have gotten significant level of funding for that project.

“What this implies is that in next 10 months we will start the processes for commencing programmes in the health sciences.

“We have plan to take off with phase one with minimum of three departments,” he said.

The vice chancellor said that the National Universities Commission (NUC) approval as well as accreditation and certification by relevant professional bodies were being sought.

He stated that the establishment of the health sciences faculty was a priority to the management of the school because of its importance to the people of Plateau and Nigeria.

Izam stated that the establishment of the faculty would be a big achievement because of the politics of health sciences education.

According him, even within the catchment area, you find out that thousands people apply, but only few get admission.

The vice chancellor also said that approval for upgrading facilities for the take-off of the Faculty of Law had been granted by visitor of the school, the Governor of Plateau.

“The approval by His Excellency is in  response to our memo to rehabilitate one of the structures that would be remodelled as a take-off structure for the faculty.

“We are also hoping that before the end of the year, the rehabilitation will be completed,” he added.

Izam added that the university was also constructing a befitting complex for the Department of Mass Communication.

He said that department was being constructed with funds from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to enable the university meet the full accreditation condition of the NUC.

“Apart from the projects listed about, the construction of the new health centre as well as mini stadium has also commenced,” he said.

Edited by Edith Bolokor and Abdullahi Yusuf

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