The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of Faculty of Dental Sciences at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution Professor Sulaiman Lawal Bilbis, made this known to the public when he led members of the university management to the Sokoto State Government House, Sokoto, where a paid a visit the governor of the state, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Professor Bilbis explained that the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Dental surgery would kick off as from next academic session, 2019/2020.

Professor Bilbis further said that the University is currently awaiting approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run Mass Communication, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Opthalmology programmes in the University.

He thanked Sokoto State Government for its continuous assistance and immense collaboration to the institution. He assured that the authorities of the University would soon commence the gradual fencing of the institution’s land area to enhance adequate security of the university staff and students.

While returning his speech, the Sokoto State governor, Rt hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal thanked the management team for the visit and assured them of continuous collaboration with the state government.

The Governor saluted the peaceful activities of the University and hope the tempo would be sustained the good legacies of the past leaders of the University.

By: Gbolahan Latinwo

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