NUC team arrives Abeokuta centre for accreditation of Yoruba Language 

Tope Oyewole
B.A Yoruba accreditation team

The National Universities Commission (NUC) team has visited the Abeokuta Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) for the accreditation of B.A Yoruba

The team’s visit to the centre on Thursday, November 16, 2023, was led by Prof. Oluyemisi Adebowale of Adekunle Ajasin University, while Prof. Adeyemi Olalere of the University of Ilorin, Dr. Olamide Adesina, an ODL expert, were members and Mr. Bayero Ibrahim was the embedded NUC representative. 

Also present during the visit was the NOUN team comprising of Dr. Kahar Wahab Sarumi, HOD, Linguistics, Foreign & Nigerian Languages; Dr. Emmanuel Ilori, Head of Unit for Yoruba and Mrs. Rachael Owhatuemuhor, who represented the Director, Academic Planning.

They were all welcomed by the Director of Abeokuta Study Centre, Prof. Olusegun Adeleke Oba-Adenuga, who presented the Yoruba-written welcome address on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Ayinde Peters.

The visiting NUC team inspected the examination halls and the library, where they confirmed the availability of e-library books. They requested that students must log-in in their presence, and access the course materials and also checked the centre's Information Advice and Guidance (IA&G). 

The Prof. Adebowale-led team acknowledged the ongoing renovation works at the examination hall, and expressed their satisfaction with the number of computers available for the e-examination.

"NOUN,” Adebowale stated, is the first university in Nigeria that gave welcome address in Yoruba language," as the accreditation was read in the language.

He commended the effort of the centre and appreciated the director’s style of leadership and lauded the effort of the centre team.

Oba-Adenuga, in his response, thanked members of the team and extended the greetings of the Vice-Chancellor to them.