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Varsity gets NUC’s nod to run degree, PG programmes


Novena University, Ogume, Delta State, which recently got a grant of $66,000 to run a research on the prevalent and deadly diabetes disease has been given the nod by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to further develop its college of medical sciences and in some areas up to doctoral level in public health.

Vice-chancellor, Prof Godwin Nduka, who disclosed this to reporters said the Ph.D. approval under public health, covers epidemiology, biostatistics, health and safety, hospital administration, environmental and community health.

He said, “The school came into this industry with a mindset to help the youths who hitherto have been frustrated and unable to get admission into the nation’s public universities.

“With our recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Virginia International University, United States, for teaching partnerships, academic collaborations, students and staff exchanges as well as local programmes delivery, Nigerian youths are in for the best.

Besides, the Delta State government in its bid to create entrepreneurial opportunities for the youths has also signed an agreement with the institution for the use of its medical facilities for students’ training.

Nduka, while explaining the institution’s quest in meeting with its mandate for complementing the public universities said the school has continued to expand its frontiers in the provision of unique programmes introduced into the Nigerian university system.

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