Dean praises VC as Environmental Health Sciences dep’t gets NUC’s full accreditation

By Debbie Nduba
Prof. Shehu
Prof. Shehu


The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the Faculty of Health Sciences,  National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

This was contained in a congratulatory and appreciation letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters, dated March 15, 2023 and signed by the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Shehu Usman.

“I humbly write to express my profound appreciation and tremendous support as the members of the Faculty of Health Sciences received the news of full accreditation of the Department of Environmental Health and Nursing Sciences by the National University Commission.

All this would not be possible without your immeasurable support by granting and providing general faculty renovations, procurement of laboratory equipment and equipping of laboratories for Environmental Health and Nursing Sciences Departments both at Enugu and Ibadan Study Centres and also building of the Environmental Village at Abuja model study centre,” the letter stated.

The dean then assured the Vice-Chancellor of the faculty’s readiness to key-in to his mission and vision of uplifting the academic status of the university by working hard to maintain the full accreditation status of the two accredited departments.