The National Universities Commission has approved the commencement of five new academic programmes for the Obong University , Obong Ntak, Etim
Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State .
The five new programmes include Mass Communication, Business Administration, English and Literary Studies , Marketing and Christian Religious Studies .
A letter signed by the NUC ’ s Director of Academic Planning, Dr . G. B Kumo , indicated that the decision to approve the five new courses for the university was taken after receiving a satisfactory report from the accreditation panel that visited the university.
The Vice- Chancellor, Prof . Udoudo Ekanemesang , on Monday , expressed delight that the labour of the management and staff of the University had paid off. Ekanemesang commended the NUC for what he described as a thorough and painstaking process and also for recognising the excellent programmes at the university.
He described the approval of the five new courses by the NUC as an opportunity for the institution to grow and build on the existing programmes in its journey to becoming a reference institution for teaching , learning , innovation and research .
The vice- chancellor also expressed gratitude to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Obong University , Prof . Moses Akpanudo , for his continuous support for the institution , especially in the provision of the much – needed infrastructure.
“ The management of Obong University is also appreciative of the significant support that it received from the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof . Enefiok Essien, and members of the academic staff of the Akwa Ibom State University , especially Prof . Iwoetok .
“ I thank the management and staff of Obong University for their hard work and continuous commitment to the Obong University project, ” he said .
The VC also said that facilities were already in place to accommodate the expected influx of students to Obong University when the institution opened its doors to admit students into the new programmes in October