The National Universities Commission, NUC, following the conduct of the 2016 accreditation process has released a status report revealing a list of 150 unaccredited courses offered in Nigerian schools.
According to the Quality Assurance Department of the NUC which is in charge of accrediting courses in Nigerian universities, the 150 unaccredited academic programs are currently being taught to students in both Nigerian public and private institutions.
The NUC body stated that for a course to be accredited, it must have passed the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards, BMAS, drawn up by the commission.
The accreditation however 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”.
It further stated that the accreditation process is essential in order to certify courses to ensure “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 online news agency, Premium Times, the list of affected universities include the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Benin, University of Jos, University of Calabar and the University of Abuja.
See the full list of affected universities and unaccredited courses 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