This is a list of over 100 higher institution courses that remain unaccredited by the National Universities Commission as obtained by an online newspapers.
2016 accreditation status report by the National Universities Commission (NUC) has revealed 150 courses being taught in Nigerian schools are disturbingly yet to accredited.
According to Premium Times, the unapproved academic progreammes are currently operational in Nigeria’s public and private universities as exposed by the Quality Assurance Department of the NUC is in charge of accrediting courses in the universities.
The accrediting body states that for a course to be accredited, the NUC says, it must meet the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) that has been drawn up by the commission.
Such a course, officials say, must have qualified faculty members, good learning environment and adequate teaching materials – equipment, books and journals.
The NUC says accreditation of courses is necessary to ensure “employers and other members of the community that Nigerian graduates of all academic programmes have attained an acceptable level of competency in their areas of specialization.”
The commission says it is also important to certify courses to assure “the international community that the programmes offered in Nigerian Universities are of high standards and that graduates of the institutions are adequate for employment and further studies.”
According to the NUC, pre-accreditation activities include drawing up a list of academic programmes to be certified, compilation of list of panel chairmen/members, time-tabling, budgeting and organizing the accreditation coordination meeting for panel chairmen and members in a simulation workshop.
The post-accreditation activities, according to the commission, include analyzing accreditation reports (technical and administrative), ranking of programmes and universities based on their accreditation status, publishing of accreditation status of programmes, issuance of certificates to programmes that earned Full and Interim accreditation results.
The online newspaper’s analysis of the accreditation result for 2016 showed that 150 courses are currently unaccredited in 13 federal universities, 16 state universities and eight private universities in the country.
The affected universities include universities such as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Benin, University of Jos, University of Calabar and the University of Abuja which has 15 of its courses, including Law, unaccredited.
See full list of unaccredited courses and their universities in the table below:
1. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
2.University of Benin
3.University of Calabar
Theatre and Media Arts
4. University of Jos
History and International Relations
Medical Laboratory Science
Science Laboratory Technology
5.Federal University of Technology, Owerri
6. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
7. Federal University of Technology, Minna
Industrial and Technical Education
8. University of Abuja
Education (Social Science)
9. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
Building Technology Education
Electrical Electronics Technology Education
Survey & Geo-informatics
10. University of Uyo
11.Nnamdi Azikiwe University
12. University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
Environmental Management & Toxicology
13. Federal University, Wukari
14. Rivers State University of Science & Technology
15. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Material & Production Engineering
16. Abia State University
English Language Education
Religious Studies Education
Education (Library Studies/Igbo/English/Social Studies/Government)
Guidance & Counselling
17. Enugu State University of Science & Technology
Library & Information Science
18. Olabisi Onabanjo University
Christian Religious Studies Education
Islamic Studies Education
Electrical Electronics Engineering
19. Ekiti State University
African Traditional Religion
20. Lagos State University
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