Our attention has been drawn to a statement purportedly circulated by us with misleading information about the recent approval granted by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the commencement of undergraduate programmes in our institution.

The statement being circulated by some mischievous elements was perceived to have portrayed us as an already independent and authorised degree awarding institution whereas the NUC letter conveying the approval only envisaged that our College would run the degree programmes in affiliation with the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).It is against the background of the approval conveyed by NUC’s letter, signed by the Director of Academic Planning, Dr. N.B. Salihu, that we issued a clear statement stating that the regulatory body had given us the nod to proceed with our degree programmes in the College premises but in collaboration with FUTO.

In our commitment to defer the power to award degrees for the academic programmes to FUTO (because we do not have that power and requirements yet to unilaterally award degrees), we stated in our own statement without any fear of equivocation that the approved degree programmes would only be run in College premises with FUTO as our mentor. But the other statement circulated by mischief makers listed academic programmes approved by NUC and proceeded to create the impression that we were authorised to independently run the programmes.

We hereby state that this controversial statement was not circulated by us and we urge the general public to ignore it and keep faith only with the statement signed by us as published in national dailies.

Omololu Ogunmade 
Head, Public Relations