Nigerian Army University Introduces WAZOBIA Degree Programmes
The Nigeria’s three major languages, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo, are among the 38 pioneer degree programmes to be offered at the Nigeria Army University (NAU), Biu, Borno State.
The three language popularly tagged WAZOBIA, which is a combination of WA in Yoruba, ZO in Hausa and BIA for Igbo to mean ‘Come’ in English.
This was disclosed by the pioneer Registrar of specialized-institution, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim in a chat with PRNigeria.
He said the essence of introducing the three languages as degree courses to be offered at NAU, is aimed at giving a sense of belonging to the multi-ethnic and pluralistic Nigerian society, adding that, ‘’it is one fundamental way of promoting, sustaining and preserving our mother-tongues, which are already endangered species, from going into extinction.’’
The Brigadier-General also added that the Army University will attach significant premium to merit, applicants’ moral character and federal character principle, while not compromising best academic standards.
He added that only qualified candidates from across the various states of the federation will be offered admission, regardless of their ethnic, religious or cultural background.
The university Registrar, enumerated Military History, Arabic, French, English, Political Science, Criminology and Security Studies, International Relations, Transsport and Logistics, Economics, Peace Studies and Conflict Relations as courses to be offered at the institution, which will commence academic activities, late in the year.
Other courses for degree programmes include Chemistry, Information Technology, Information Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics, Building Technology, Environmental Management Technology, Surveying and Geo-informatics, Urban and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Material and Metallurgical Engineering, among others.
Brigadier-General Ibrahim advised interested applicants to check its website for additional information.
‘’Application to NAU closes on Friday 30th October, 2018. Candidates, are therefore, advised to visit the University’s website at www.naub.edu.ng and the Nigerian Army website at www.army.mil.ng from time to time for important information after their applications. Further enquiries, parents and prospective candidates, can please contact us on 07037775329, and 08181373087,’’ he said.