The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday, says universities in the country would soon put a stop to diploma programmes run at the undergraduate level.
The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, who disclosed this in Abuja, when he received the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure, in his office, said only polytechnics had statutory right to run diploma programmes.
He noted that the commission would soon notify universities to stop diploma programmes.
“We are going to formally put a deadline on it, that there should be no diploma again to be run by universities, let us allow those that are statutory, allowed to run diploma programmes, the polytechnics, to continue with them,” he said.
Prof. Rasheed also stated that the commission would collaborate with the NBTE to develop a blueprint that would give polytechnics the capacity to run degree programmes on their own as obtainable in other countries
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Kazaure, dispelled the rumours that the federal government had converted the Kaduna Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology to City University.