The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, in Moro Local Government Area of the state, has become the first university to run Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering degree programme in the country.

This, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, is sequel to the approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The NUC approval is contained in a statement by the institution`s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, in Ilorin on Monday.

The Vice-Chancellor claimed that the university had formally submitted an invitation to NUC for accreditation, and assured that the university was fully ready for the exercise.

Na’allah congratulated all the students and staff of the institution`s College of Engineering and Technology, particularly the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

He attributed the accreditation of the course to the “hard work and patience’’ of the students and staff of the university.

KWASU’s college of engineering and technology currently offers courses in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, food, agricultural and biological engineering and material science and engineering.

Dr Muyideen Akorede, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications to Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed, said the government would continue to promote sound scholarship for citizens.

He said the current administration has completed the construction of an N800 million engineering complex for the university to boost learning and teaching in the citadel of learning.

NAN also reports that Kwara State University is the 77th university to be registered by the NUC.

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