The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval for the commencement of seven new programmes, in Augustine University, AUI, Ilara-Epe, in addition to the thirteen programmes currently running in the university. The approval was disclosed in a press statement signed by Mr. Nicholas Obayi, Communications Officer, Augustine University. According to Obayi, this approval is contained in a letter sent by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission to the Vice-Chancellor of Augustine University. The new courses are: B.Sc. Biotechnology, B.Sc. Cybersecurity, B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture, B.Sc. Information Technology, B.Sc. Mass Communication B.Sc. Political Science and B.Sc. Software Engineering The Communications Officer further disclosed that this approval was granted following a verification exercise carried out by the National University Commission to ascertain the readiness of AUI in commencing these programmes.
He also said that the approval of the new programmes, confirms the readiness of Augustine University to deliver world class higher education services to youths within and outside Nigeria, with the state-of-theart facilities readily available, to aid qualitative learning. The visioner of AUI, the Catholic University of Lagos Archdiocese, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, who until August 2012, was the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, in a bid to foster qualitative higher education, established Augustine University in the year 2015. A decision informed by the belief of the Proprietor that higher education plays a crucial role in our modern world since it is a key source of ideas and innovation. The mission of the University is to “Foster Student Learning through high quality, Career-oriented Education, integrating personal development, technology, business and management. The University’s vision is to be the leading global provider of career-oriented educational services.