The Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University (PSU), Prof. Yohanna Izam, has revealed that the institution will by 2020 begin a Faculty of Health Sciences and a Faculty of Law.
The VC told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Bokkos that the arrangements had begun for the take-off of the two new faculties.
Prof. Izam stated that the contract for the construction of buildings for the Faculty of Health Sciences had already been awarded and the contractor had commenced work.
“It is a one year project but we are working with the contractor to see if we can achieve it in ten months. We think it is feasible because we have gotten a significant level of funding for that project. What this implies is that in the next ten months, we will start the processes for commencing programmes in the health sciences. We have the plan to take off with phase one with a minimum of three departments,” the VC stated.
Izam made it known that the National Universities Commission (NUC)’s approval and as well as accreditation and certification by other relevant professional bodoies, were being soughted out.
He stated that the establishment of the health sciences faculty was a priority to the management of the school because of its importance to the people of Plaeau State and Nigeria at large.
The VC also disclosed that the approval for upgrading facilities for the take-off of the Faculty of Law had been granted by the Visitor of the university, the Executive Governor of Plateau State.
“The approval by His Excellency is in response to our memo to rehabilitate one of the structures that would be remodelled as a take-off structure for the faculty. We are also hoping that before the end of the year, the rehabilitation will be completed,” the VC added.
He noted that the complex was being constructed with funds from TETFund to enable the university meet the full accreditation conditions of the NUC.