By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Kwara State University (KWASU) in Malete has received the nod of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to offer a degree programme in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
This makes KWASU the first Nigerian university to do such course.
According to a statement issued on Monday, Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Abdulrasheed Na’allah, said the institution has formally submitted an invitation to NUC for accreditation, and assured that the university is fully ready for the exercise.
Mr Na’allah congratulated and commended all the students and staff of the school’s College of Engineering and Technology, particularly the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering for “their hard work and patience.
KWASU’s College of Engineering and Technology currently offers courses in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Food, Agric & Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
Recall that the administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has completed the construction of an N800million Engineering complex for the university, which is part of the State government’s efforts to promote engineering education.
With the International Aviation College (IAC) already situated in Ilorin, Kwara State is fast becoming the aviation hub in the country.
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