NUC Commences Forensic Audit of Tansian Varsity

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A team from the National Universities Commission (NUC) has commenced a forensic audit of the Tansian University at?Umunya, near Awka in Anambra.

The audit?follows the restoration of the operational licence of the institution on Aug. 2, by the NUC.

The Chairman of the five-member team, Prof. Akaneran Essien, made the announcement?on Monday at the institution’s temporary?site?at Oba in the?Idemili South Local Area?Area of? Anambra.

Essien said that the team would conduct a forensic audit covering all aspects?of the university’s operations.

“We are here to do a thorough job on a forensic auditing of this university, just like the other six universities that had the same problem.

“We would look at the admission process, examination administration, quality of staff and their response to the institution’s activities.

“This is in terms of how they conduct normal ceremonies as well as the university’s governing structure,” he said.

?Akaneran said that the team would also carry out a forensic audit of?the institution’s general ethics, including anti-social activities like cultism, examination malpractices and facilities for teaching.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Nduka Uraih, said the institution had taken steps to rectify the anomalies that led to the earlier suspension of its licence.

Uraih, who is a professor of micro-biology, recalled that the NUC suspended the institution's operational licence, due to the structure of the institution.

“The NUC was of the opinion that the proprietor of the institution, Rev. J.B. Akam, should not be the pro-chancellor of the institution.

“However, the university has appointed a new pro-chancellor, who is a retired academician, Prof. Pete Uzoegbo.

“The NUC was of the opinion that we started our part-time programme before the lincence was issued in 2007.

“This was a documentation error on our side and we had corrected it.

“The part-time programme actually started in 2007. We have formally written the regulatory body on the issue to get approval,” he said.

?Uraih said the forensic audit would enhance the academic standard of the university and?enable it to keep up with the guidelines of NUC.

He emphasised that the institution was determined to actualise its vision of promoting high quality?education without compromising moral standards.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NUC team has five days to carry out its assignment in the institution. ?(NAN)

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