Kano’s first international private varsity, Skyline University Nigeria, is set to secure a test center for the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) programmes. This was made public on Monday, 16th December 2019 when a 4-man team from IJMB paid an official visit to the university management.
The team leader of the IJMB 4-man team, Prof. A.O Oyewale, disclosed that the university has the human and material resources to run the proposed IJMB programmes. He stated this in a meeting at Skyline University Nigeria, featuring the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sudhakar Kota, the Registrar, Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta, the Bursar, Mr. Surinda Prasat, the Director of Academic Support Service, Ms. Sarada Maganti, the Head of Corporate Affairs, Engr. Bashir Garba, the Head Librarian, Mr. Kabiru Danladi, the Head of Sports, Mr. Musa Mohammed and the Head of Human Resources, Mr. Rotimi Oluwaseun.
While stating the purpose of the team visit, Professor Oyewale noted that the IJMB in the institution would enable students to gain direct admission into 200 level without Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination. “Students are to purchase a direct entry form from JAMB office and apply to any school of their choice. When admission begins in September and October, they are then shortlisted for admission into their chosen institution. The number of subjects a student can enter for is (3) with respect to their chosen profession”, he added.
Taking into account the milestone and feat that Skyline University Nigeria has accomplished within the short period of her existence, Professor Oyewale said that the programme will prepare students for the university environment. With respect to the application for the IJMB center, he stated that his team’s visit will complete the first requirement for acquiring approval for the IJMB programme at the university.
In his remark, Professor Sudhakar Kota expresses his excitement at the prospect of a meaningful partnership with the IJMB stating that the university is always open for a relationship that would make securing admission into the higher institution of leraning easier. He added that the partnership with IJMB would be a fruitful one. Noting that it is happening at a very good time when the university is ready to take up additional programmes in Nursing and Physiotherapy.
The meeting ended with a tour of the university’s facilities, computer laboratories, departments and lecture rooms, physics, chemistry and biology laboratories and the university main library.
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