In a significant development for education in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has officially sanctioned the establishment of eight new science and technology education programs at Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara. The announcement, detailed in a statement by the university’s registrar, Olufunke Hudson, signifies a commitment to advancing educational opportunities in the state.
The newly approved undergraduate programs include Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Computer Science Education, Geography Education, Library and Information Science, and Technology Education. These programs will be housed within a dedicated academic unit known as the Faculty of Science and Technology Education, equipped with the necessary resources and personnel to ensure high-quality training for professional teachers in secondary and technical schools.
Ms. Hudson emphasized the importance of these programs in light of the state government’s efforts to enhance the quality and accessibility of education. The recent establishment of additional tertiary and technical educational institutions underscores the government’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for education at various levels.
With the addition of these eight programs, CUSTECH now offers a total of 38 programs for the 2023/2024 admissions. The existing programs encompass a wide range of disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Geology, Applied Geophysics, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Management and Social Sciences.
All the university’s programs are currently accessible on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) platform, allowing interested candidates to make informed choices during the admissions process. Prospective students keen on any of CUSTECH’s offerings can easily select the university as their first choice on the JAMB platform.
This development aligns with the broader goal of strengthening secondary and technical education to enhance the quality of inputs into tertiary institutions. As Nigeria continues to expand its tertiary education sector, the emphasis on high-quality education at the secondary and technical levels becomes increasingly vital to fulfill the expected role in the overall education sector.
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