- The Chancellor
- Members of the University Board of Trustees and the Governing Council
- Members of Management
- Members of Senate
- Members of the University Community
- Distinguished members of the Press
- Ladies and Gentlemen
I am truly delighted to warmly welcome you and to thank you for accepting to attend today’s Press Briefing to officially release the results of the October/November 2019 NUC accreditation exercise in Arthur Jarvis University. On the 22nd November 2016, Arthur Jarvis University was granted a provisional license to operate as a tertiary institution and academic activities commenced in March 2017 with a total of 15 programmes spread out in ten Departments and two Faculties: Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. Today, the university has five faculties (Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Education), with 44 degree programmmes. Arthur Jarvis University was amongst the universities whose provisional licenses were reviewed in 2019. It is my pleasure to announce at this august press conference that Arthur Jarvis University met all the qualifications and has been issued with a Full Statutory License to operate as a tertiary institution. This was communicated to the university by the NUC in her official letter of 10th June 2020.
Academic activities in Arthur Jarvis University is barely three years old and preparatory to graduating our first set of students (Class of 2016/2017), the university presented fifteen (15) degree programmes for accreditation to NUC. These programs were approved for the university at its take-off in March 2017. The result of the October/November 2019 accreditation exercise, communicated to the university by the NUC in her official letter of 19th March 2020, shows that all the programmes presented by the university have been accredited by the NUC. The commission granted full accreditation in 13 courses (87 %), while two others were given interim accreditation (13 %). The National Universities Commission (NUC) has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities, with full accreditation status valid for a period of five years, while interim accreditation status is valid for two years, after which the programme will be revisited.
The Following Programmes got Full Accreditation:
2. Banking and Finance
3. Business Administration
7. Applied Geophysics
11. Computer Science
The following programmes got Interim Accreditation
15. Political Science
We thank God for this remarkable achievement, considering that this was our first accreditation exercise as a university. The University continues to boast of affordable tuition, excellent student-teacher ratio in the classes, and good hostel accommodation. Our institutional goal, as enshrined in the university vision, is to be a remarkable institution producing high quality graduates for outstanding impact on global socio-economic development.
Arthur Jarvis University also obtained verification of all her new programs from the National Universities Commission, effective from 2020/2021 academic session. The approved programmes domiciled in the Faculty of Education and communicated to the university by the NUC in her official letter of 22nd July 2019 are:
• EDUCATION/POLITICAL SCIENCE
• EDUCATION/COMPUTER SCIENCE
• BUSINESS EDUCATION
• PRIMARY EDUCATION
• GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
• EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE EDUCATION
Other verified programmes, effective from 2018/2019 academic session and communicated to the university by the NUC in her official letter of 22nd July 2019 are:
• NURSING SCIENCE
All verified programmes have been regularized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and are available on the JAMB portal for applicants to make Arthur Jarvis University their university of choice for the 2020/2021 admission exercise.
Other recent developments in the university include the commissioning of the AJU Bakery and Potable Water Facility. All products are NAFDAC certified and are available for the university community and the larger society. The AJU Secondary School has also been approved by the State Ministry of Education to take off in the 2020/2021 academic year. The secondary school offers full boarding facilities and admission into JSS 1, JSS 2 and SS 1 is in progress. We have also advertised and are recruiting senior and junior administrative staff, subject teachers, technical and ancillary staff for the take-off of the High School in September 2020.
I will like to heartily congratulate and express my profound gratitude to the Chancellor, Sir Javis Archibong, the University Governing Council, members of Management and Senate, all staff, students and our dear parents for all their prayers and efforts which have culminated in these achievements. We give God all the glory.
Prof. Ani Nkang FNES
Vice-Chancellor (June 23, 2020)