AUN Gets NUC Approval to Offer Data Science and Analytics, Hybrid Professional Masters in Information Science, Wireless Technologies

Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria: May 15, 2022: The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has received the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to introduce B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs in Data Science and Analytics with effect from the 2021/2022 academic session. These new programs are in addition to Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Information Systems, which the university offers at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, and professional credentialing levels.

The NUC also granted approval for AUN to introduce a hybrid option for existing postgraduate professional Masters in Information and Communication Science (MCIS) and Masters in Telecoms and Wireless Technologies (MTWT). This will make it possible for candidates to choose to study for any of these professional Master’s program on a regular or on a hybrid mode. The hybrid program will initially roll out in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt, while arrangements are being concluded to add other Nigerian cities.

The NUC approvals were conveyed in a letter to the President of the University dated May 11, 2022, and signed by Dr. N.B. Saliu, Director of Academic Planning, for the Executive Secretary.

The President of AUN, Dr. Margee Ensign, described the approvals as a vote of confidence in the university’s academic standards.

“We would like to express our deep appreciation to the NUC and its leadership for this trust. They have confidence in our strong technical support facilities and quality faculty, and on our reputation as an institution with known academic integrity, and the highest standards. We are committed to protecting and defending this trust while offering these path-breaking programs”, Dr. Ensign said.

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