Five new academic programmes have been approved for Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
PCU, is a faith-based university It is owned by The Sword of the Spirit Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Francis Wale Oke.
The new courses approved are to be taken at degree level and full time.
They include Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Procurement Management, Mass Communication, and International Relations.
The NUC in a letter dated 8th November 2021 signed by the body’s Director of Planning, Dr Noel Saliu, with reference number: NUC/AP/P72/Vol1/05 noted that the approval was based on the facilities on the ground at the university
The letter which was addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, PCU, Professor Kola Oloke, also noted that the Resource Assessment visit was carried out in August, this year.
According to the NUC, the approved courses shall commence in the university at the current academic session.
The commission urged the PCU Management to “provide adequate human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes”
Course currently run in PCU
PCU currently runs twelve courses under the Faculties of Pure and Applied Sciences as well as Social and Management Sciences. The course are Microbiology, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics with Electronics.
Others are Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Marketing and Economics,
Professor Oloke, the VC of PCU in a statement described the approvals as a great development. He assured that efforts would always be geared towards making the institution a world-class university.