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OAU loses accreditation for law, dentistry, botany


Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has lost accreditation for four of the courses offered in the institution.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has reportedly suspended the university’s law, dentistry, medical rehabilitation, and botany programmes.
Prospective students who selected any of the four courses in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been asked to change their course or institution.
A message was sent to the candidates by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to inform them of the changes.
“Your first choice course did not receive accreditation. Login to your profile and change course/institutions,” the message read.
This is not the first time OAU has fallen into such troubles as the accreditation of the law faculty was previously withdrawn in 2006.
There are also reports that botany never got full accreditation since its inception as a course of study at the university.
TheCable Lifestyle reached out to Abiodun Olarenwaju, OAU’s public relations officer, and he confirmed the development.
Olarenwaju said the withdrawal of accreditation will be sorted out by September.
“We are going to sort it out, latest by September, and everything will come back to shape,” he told TheCable Lifestyle.

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