UNICROSS Receives NUC Approval for 17 New Programmes


UNICROSS Receives NUC Approval for 17 New Programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 17 new programmes at the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS). Prof. Augustine Angba, the Vice Chancellor, announced the good news, highlighting that this comes after a resource verification visit by the NUC.

A new era of academic exploration is on the horizon at the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS). The National Universities Commission (NUC) has greenlit the commencement of seventeen new programmes at the institution, marking a significant milestone in UNICROSS’s journey to becoming a leader in multidisciplinary education.
Institution University of Cross River State (UNICROSS)
Authority National Universities Commission (NUC)
Approval UNICROSS has received NUC approval to commence 17 new academic programmes from the next academic session
Programmes New programmes cover diverse fields, including Broadcasting, Journalism, Marketing, Microbiology, Software Engineering, Economics, and more
Resource Verification The approval follows a resource verification visit to the University by the NUC in April this year
Vice-Chancellor’s Announcement The Vice Chancellor of UNICROSS, Prof. Augustine Angba, made the announcement during the 111th regular meeting of the University’s Senate
Ranking UNICROSS has recently been ranked as the 7th best university in Nigeria and 37th in Africa, among 51 universities in Sub Saharan Africa
Commencement The approved programmes are scheduled to start in the next academic session

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Pioneering Development: The NUC’s Approval

The NUC’s endorsement was announced by the Vice-Chancellor of UNICROSS, Prof. Augustine Angba, during the University’s 111th regular Senate meeting. This approval followed the NUC’s Resource Verification visit to the University in April earlier this year. Such an accolade affirms the University’s unwavering commitment to providing high-quality education to its students and reflects its efforts in ensuring adequate resources for academic advancement.
A Suite of New Programmes: Diverse and Cutting-edge

The newly approved programmes encompass a wide range of disciplines, expanding the institution’s educational landscape and further fostering an environment of academic diversity. The seventeen programmes include:Broadcasting
Journalism and Media Studies
Animal and Environmental Biology
Plant Science
Library and Information Science
Human Kinetics
Information Systems
Peace Studies
Banking and Finance
Software Engineering
Early Childhood Education
Industrial Chemistry

These newly approved disciplines further enrich UNICROSS’s academic portfolio, ensuring students have access to a diverse range of courses that align with the evolving demands of the global job market.
Onward and Upward: Scheduled Commencement

As per the University’s plans, these seventeen newly approved programmes are scheduled to commence in the upcoming academic session, signifying an exciting new chapter for both existing and prospective students.
Recent Achievements: UNICROSS in the Spotlight

The NUC approval is just another feather in the cap for UNICROSS, following its recent impressive ranking by Times Higher Education. Recognised as the 7th best university in Nigeria and 37th in Africa among 51 universities ranked in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNICROSS continues to pave its way in academic excellence, setting an exemplary standard for other institutions in the region.

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