The National University Commissions (NUC), had listed Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) as one of the institutions that should stop offering courses such as law, accountancy and mass communication, among others, stating that such institutions will only offer courses that reflect their name.
Presenting the report of the committee, it’s chairman, Hon. Fara Dagogo, explained that the recommendation for the change in nomenclature is reliant on the observations from the public hearing as well as a directive from the NUC that Universities should adhere to their core areas of mandate or risk the affected courses being de-accredited.
“The Committee recommends that the name of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology be changed to the Rivers State University in order to avoid the NUC’s policy from adversely affecting non-science and technology-based courses being run by the university.”
This is as the Rivers State House of Assembly is set to change the name of the famous Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), the pioneer state government-owned science and technology-based University. This development followed the submission of the report of the House Committee on Education, on the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Bill 2017, which changed the name to the Rivers State University (RVSU).