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150 Courses Unaccredited In Nigerian Universities by Jack83: 8:43pm On Aug 11, 2016
At least 150 undergraduate academic programmes in Nigeria’s public and private universities are unaccredited, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today.

According to the 2016 accreditation status report by the National Universities Commission (NUC), exclusively obtained by this newspaper, the unaccredited courses are domiciled in 37 of 143 universities in the country.

The Quality Assurance Department of the NUC is in charge of accrediting courses in the universities.

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.

Courses with full accreditation are due for re-accreditation every five years during which some courses might lose or retain their certification. Some fully accredited courses could be slammed with interim accreditation if their facilities and faculty are found to have depreciated.

Courses with interim accreditation are due for reassessment after two years, and back to back interim accreditation automatically leads to loss of accreditation.

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.

PREMIUM TIMES’ 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 Russian

2 University of Benin Anatomy

3 University of Calabar Business Management
Theatre and Media Arts
Public Health

4 University of Jos History and International Relations
Medical Laboratory Science
Science Laboratory Technology

5 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Architecture

6 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Banking

7 Federal University of Technology, Minna Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Geography Education
Industrial and Technical Education
Mathematics Education
Physics Education

8 University of Abuja Accounting
English Language
Agricultural Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Education (Social Science)
Geography Education
Integrated Science
Mathematics Education

9 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Automobile Education
Building Technology Education
Business Education
Electrical Electronics Technology Education
Integrated Science
Industrial Design
Survey & Geo-informatics
Applied Geophysics
Engineering Physics
Physics Electronics

10 University of Uyo Efik/Ibibio

11 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nursing Science
Industrial/Production Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

12 University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Chemistry
Environmental Management & Toxicology

13 Federal University, Wukari English/Literary Studies

14 Rivers State University of Science & Technology Quantity Surveying

15 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Material & Production Engineering
Political Science

16 Abia State University English Language Education
French Education
Igbo Education
History Education
Religious Studies Education
Education (Library Studies/Igbo/English/Social Studies/Government)
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Geography Education
Guidance & Counselling
Mass Communication

17 Enugu State University of Science & Technology Library & Information Science

18 Olabisi Onabanjo University Christian Religious Studies Education
History Education
Islamic Studies Education
Electrical Electronics Engineering

19 Ekiti State University African Traditional Religion
Religious Studies
Civil Engineering

20 Lagos State University English Language

21 Imo State University

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