IJMB accreditation team visits KWASU

Strong indications have emerged that the Centre for Advanced Basic Studies (CABS), Kwara State University (KWASU) will soon be given full accredited affiliation with the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) to run the programme for the next five years. The IJMB accreditation team, led by Professor A. O. Oyewale, dropped the hint during its final full resource inspection visit to the Centre.

Briefing the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah and the CABS’ Management during the exit meeting on Friday, September 5, 2014, the team leader said the KWASU IJMB Centre, which currently enjoys tentative accreditation, met the requirements to earn a full accreditation status. He expressed satisfaction with what they met on ground and offered suggestions on some areas to be improved upon.  

The team leader also expressed high expectations of the Centre to produce the best crop of students for the University’s undergraduate programmes, saying IJMB products are known for exceptional academic records as best graduating students at the end of their degree programmes. While urging the management and staff of the Centre to ensure quality training of the students for them to compete favourably with their peers across the country, Professor Oyewale said with the rich content of the IJMB programme, the students could become the image boosters of the University if considered for admission after successful completion of their programme.

He remarked that the IJMB programme has produced great people for the country, urging the KWASU Centre to uphold the set standard and integrity for which the programme is known.  

Professor Oyewale said the main purpose of the visitation was to look at the areas enumerated for attention during the previous visit. This, he said, was to know how far the University had gone to meet the set standard for the accreditation affiliation that will allow it continue the programme for the next five years.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the team for finding the KWASU Centre worthy of full accreditation status, assuring that the centre would continue to improve on the set standard.

He also clarified that the Centre, as part of efforts at ensuring conducive learning environment for its students, would soon move part of its IJMB programmes to the former mini-campus of the University of Ilorin now allocated to KWASU by the Kwara State Government, adding that the University would also retain the Ore-Asomu Centre with improved facilities to run the remaining part of the advanced programmes.

Professor Na’Allah reaffirmed that the integrity and academic standard of the IJMB programme would be upheld by the Centre at all times.

The Coordinator, Administration to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suleiman Jamiu, had on Thursday, September 8, received the accreditation team on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor at the University Council Chambers. He had assured the team of the University’s compliance with the set standard to earn it a full IJMB accreditation status.

Also speaking, the acting Coordinator of the centre, Dr. Sulaiman Sheu Adua assured members of the IJMB team that the Centre would continue to justify the confidence reposed in it by ensuring quality training and conducive environment for its students.

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