University of Ilorin set to offer new courses – VC

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is set to commence the offering of new courses, even as the Vice Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has assured that all classrooms in the varsity will soon be equipped with the latest smart boards in line with global best practices towards effective teaching.
Giving this assurance when members of the National University Commission visited the varsity on resource verification exercise, Prof Ambali said “All classrooms shall be ICT compliant and smart boards and latest classroom technology shall be put in place. You will see a new Unilorin in terms of teaching facilities.”
The NUC team had visited the University to verify resources put in place for by the University for the take-off of newly established Faculties, Departments and splitting of some existing Faculties.
The new Departments include: Department of Architecture, Department of Quantity Surveying, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Department of Marketing, Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Department of Psychology and Department of Social work. Others are: Department of Agriculture Education, Department of Business
Studies, Department of Igbo and Department of Hausa.
The proposed Faculties are Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of
Environmental Sciences. Also, the Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education is to be split
into two, which is the Department of Arts Education and Department of Social Science Education while the Department of Educational Technology is to be excised from the present Department of Science Education.
Meanwhile, Prof. Ambali thanked members of the resource verification team, led by Mr. Sam Ukani, and assured them that the University takes their comment seriously, adding that their observations would be implemented to the letter.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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