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Uma Ukpai Theology School gets NUC’s nod to run degree programmes

By Eniola Daniel
13 January 2022   |   2:37 am
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to Uma Ukpai School of Theology (UUST), Uyo, affiliated to the University of Uyo ( UNIUYO) to run a degree programme

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to Uma Ukpai School of Theology (UUST), Uyo, affiliated to the University of Uyo ( UNIUYO) to run a degree programme in religious studies.
   
The approval was conveyed to the institution in a letter signed by NUC’s Director of Academic Planning, Dr. N.B. Saliu.

   
The letter addressed to the vice-chancellor, UNIUYO, reads in part: ‘’I am directed to inform you that NUC has considered and approved degree programmes to be run in the main campus of the institution, with effect from 2020/2021 academic session.’’
   
The approval by the commission followed a successful resource verification visit to the school by a panel, which assessed the proposed course and available facilities.
 
The news excited the school, just as arrangements have also been completed to admit students and commence the programmes this academic session.  
 
The Registrar of Uma Ukpai School of Theology, Mrs. Eunice Madu, said the institution is a citadel of learning with the vision to produce leaders who are passionate about the glory of God and the development of just and inclusive societies. 
 
Madu disclosed that the school, founded by the renowned evangelist, Rev. Uma Ukpai, in 2009, has produced men and women who have become relevant in the society by doing exploits for God.”
   
She noted: ‘In 2009, the school matriculated 36 students and in 2011  successfully graduated her first set of 36 students. Her maiden convocation was held on June 11, 2011, at the college campus.
 
 
‘’On June 1, 2017, the school started the process of affiliation with UNIUYO and on July 31, 2019, during the 115th meeting of Senate,  the approval was granted.
 
‘’Consequently, on October 18, 2019, the school successfully signed a  Memorandum of Understanding  (MoU) with UNIUYO on the affiliation, thereby paving the way for a three-man team from NUC, together with an affiliation team from the university to visit UUST Uma for resource verification on September 8, 2021.’’
 
According to her, the team inspected staff offices, classrooms, libraries, recreational facilities, clinics and hostel. 
   
The registrar said the school has a conducive environment as well as spacious and well-equipped classrooms for teaching and learning.  
 
“There is also a well-equipped functional Computer School, whiteboard and projectors for easy learning. The Library section has over 5,000 books, reference section and e-library, which houses over two million e-books in every field of life,” she noted.
   
Madu expressed gratitude to the proprietor for his financial support and for giving staff and students the platform to serve.