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Functions Ensure that growth in the population of students and staff is manageable and sustainable, and that academic standards are not compromised. Consider applications for new programmes, scrutinizing their curricula to ensure that they meet minimum academic standards of the National Universities Commission, and forwarding such to Senate for approval, before any formal request is made to NUC. Consider entry requirements for new courses as well as changes in entry requirements for already established courses, and recommend such to Senate for approval. Consider requests by other institutions wishing to become an affiliate of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, the curricula, staffing and equipment for such institutions are evaluated and appropriate recommendations are then made to Senate. Compile student and staff statistics of the University and forward to Federal Government bodies that may require it. Such bodies include the National Universities Commission that uses such data for annual review meetings with universities. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor Other functions are: To implement the minimum academic standards set up by NUC. Such standards include Stipulations on the minimum lecture floor space, Minimum laboratory space and facilities Library facilities per student Minimum students: staff ratios for effective teaching and learning in any particular academic discipline.