From MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI, Keffi
The management of Bingham University, Karu in Nasarawa State has introduced new courses in the undergraduate and post graduate schools with a view to preparing its graduates for self-reliance and high productivity after graduation.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Professor William Qurix made the disclosure when he received members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa State in his office led by its Chairman, Mr. Isaac Opoju last week.
According to him, the programmes cut across the Faculties of Arts, Sciences and Technology, adding that the programmes were in both undergraduates and postgraduate cadres.
He specifically disclosed that the programmes included Entrepreneurship Studies, Transitional Learning Programme, Election Management and Cyber Security among other courses that would make its products stand on their feet and contribute to the development of the society.
The Vice Chancellor further disclosed that the university has entered into partnership with some leading world universities for the exchange of both its staff and students to learn in various disciplines, particularly in Medicine and others.
He stated that the measures were aimed at broadening the learning space and ability of both its staff and students as well as internationalizing their reach in line with the world’s best practices for optimum results.
Prof. Qurix futher disclosed that the university was working towards initiating programmes and projects that would empower some groups of low income earners like motorcycle rides, Akara sellers among others.
While expressing gratitude to members of the Correspondents’ Chapel for the visit and determination to partner with the institution in publishing its activities, he assured that the institution would always work hand in hand with them and all relevant stakeholders in order to take the university to the higher heights.
He used the occasion to announce the development recorded in the Mass Communication department of the University, saying it has a functional radio station; a television station in the offing as well as a newspaper section where students would train to become professionals after graduation.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel, Mr. Isaac Opoju told the Vice Chancellor and his team that they were at the university to assure them of their readiness to provide publicity that would uplift and project the image of the institution in good.