MIVA Varsity Receives NUC, Admits 532 Students

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The MIVA Open University, Abuja, has said it received representatives of the National Universities Commission at the university’s School of Allied Health Sciences.

A statement by the institution said that NUC’s visit was to ascertain the level of preparedness for the commencement of the Nursing Science degree and Public Health degree programmes under the university’s School of Allied Health Sciences.

This according to the school is part of NUC’s statutory mandate to verify the quality of physical facilities and human resources available for the commencement of new programmes in all Nigerian universities.

It added that the NUC representatives which consisted of Prof. Mohammed Ladan, Mr Nasiru Liman and Mr Simon Tertsegha were welcomed by top officials of MIVA Open University, namely the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oladiran Arulogun; the Registrar and Director of Accreditation, Iheanyi Akwitti; Vice-President (Operations), Aniekeme Umoh, and the Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Jude Chukwu, to mention afew.

In his opening remarks, Arulogun emphasised that MIVA Open University’s focus was on innovative, digital and blended learning models.

He also informed the NUC representatives that the university was NUC-CCMAS compliant in all programmes, saying it embraced innovative curricula and placed a focus on technology, health, management, and governance programmes.

In response, the NUC team’s leader, Ladan, shared the commission’s expectations and reiterated that the commission visited to verify the sufficiency of the physical facilities and human resources made available for the Nursing Science and Public Health programmes.

He commended the university for its enthusiastic and positive reception of the NUC team.

The statement revealed that the nursing science/public health laboratories, university clinic, multimedia production studio, learner’s support services unit, guidance and counselling unit, IT facilities, e-library, physical library, lecture halls, and office spaces for academic staff were all inspected.

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