The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC),
Professor Julius Okojie, has told the National Institute of Animmal
Science (NIAS) that the Commission recognised only B. Agric as the
approved nomenclature for degree programme in Agriculture in the
Nigerian University System (NUS).

Receiving a delegation of NIAS on a courtesy visit, led by its
President, Prof. I.F Adu, the NUC scribe stated that BSc. Animal Science
was unknown to the Commission and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), as NUC had not granted approval to any Nigerian university to run and award a degree in Animal Science.

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Prof. Okojie acknowledged that the Institute had a large Council of
people and also an environmentally- friendly body, charging it to look
into the issue of the harmonisation of the programmes with utmost sense
of urgency as the NUC would not be dragged into the issue of
segregation.

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