The NUC has just approved about six courses for Nigerian universities, and students will be admitted to institutions to study these courses. According to the NUC executive secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, the new core curriculum and academic standards were developed after a review of the existing benchmark.
Some of the new courses include cyber security, a course whose graduates are now sought after by individuals and organizations.
In 2021, the National Universities Commission (NUC) established a committee to develop a new core curriculum and minimum academic standards for universities.
NUC approves new courses for Nigerian universities
The NUC’s executive secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, stated that the new core curriculum and minimum academic standards were developed following a thorough review of the benchmark minimum academic standards used by Nigerian universities.
The following are the new courses:
This course will teach students the fundamentals of protecting internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from internet threats. Individuals and organizations all over the world are now using the practice to protect their data from unauthorized access or intruders.
This includes data preparation, exploration, and visualization. Data scientists collect and analyze data to ensure that information is authentic and genuine.
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Information and Communication Technology
This is an umbrella term for a wide range of technological tools and resources used in the transmission, storage, sharing, and exchange of data. Nigerian universities will now offer this course to those who are interested.
Information systems, software engineering, and computer science are some of the other courses available.