OFFICIAL: 159 Unaccredited Courses in Biggest Nigerian Universities

unaccredited courses in Nigerian Universities
Written by Glory Joseph

Here is the complete list of courses which are not accredited by the National Universities Commissions in some of the Nigerian Universities.

This is important news, especially to all candidates who are sitting for the UTME exercise, because they may have chosen any of these schools and the course, without knowing that it’s unaccredited by the National Universities Commissions.

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The truth is that, at least, 150 undergraduate academic programmes in Nigeria’s public and private universities are unaccredited, Dailyschoolnews Nigeria can authoritatively report to you.

According to the 2016 accreditation status, which was reported by the National Universities Commission (NUC), exclusively obtained by the DSN Management, the unaccredited courses are domiciled in 37 of 143 universities in Nigeria.

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According to the Quality Assurance Department of the National Universities Commission, who is currently in charge of accrediting courses in the universities, these courses are not accredited in these universities which are listed below.

How Do Courses Get Accredited BY NUC?

This is one question I would have asked too. For students who want to know the requirement before a course is accredited, the Quality Assurance Department of the NUC says, it must meet the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) that has been drawn up by the commission.

To be qualified, a course must have qualified faculty members, a good learning environment and adequate teaching materials – equipment, books, and journals.

However, what Millions of students are unaware of, is that Courses offered in an academic institution in this country, 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 or not been productive.

While for courses with interim accreditation, they are due for reassessment after two years, and back to back interim accreditation automatically leads to loss of accreditation of that course in the institution concerned.

The NUC further disclosed that accreditation of courses is necessary to make sure that “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.”

We discovered to our own horror from the analysis carried out, that the accreditation result for 2016 showed that 150 courses are currently unaccredited in 13 federal universities, 16 state universities, and eight private universities in Nigeria.

The affected universities include universities like;

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka;
  • University of Benin,
  • University of Jos,
  • University of Calabar,
  • University of Abuja, etc
S/NoSchoolCourse
1University of Nigeria, NsukkaRussian
Dentistry
Statistics
2University of BeninAnatomy
Pharmacy
3University of CalabarBusiness Management
Theatre and Media Arts
Public Health
4University of JosHistory and International Relations
Medical Laboratory Science
Biochemistry
Science Laboratory Technology
5Federal University of Technology, OwerriArchitecture
Microbiology
6Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaBanking
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaBiology Education
Chemistry Education
Geography Education
Industrial and Technical Education
Mathematics Education
Physics Education
8University of AbujaAccounting
English Language
Linguistics
Philosophy
Agricultural Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Education (Social Science)
Geography Education
Integrated Science
Mathematics Education
Law
Chemistry
Microbiology
9Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiAutomobile Education
Building Technology Education
Business Education
Electrical Electronics Technology Education
Integrated Science
Architecture
Building
Industrial Design
Survey & Geo-informatics
Applied Geophysics
Engineering Physics
Physics Electronics
10University of UyoEfik/Ibibio
11Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityNursing Science
Industrial/Production Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
12University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunChemistry
Environmental Management & Toxicology
Geology
Geophysics
Mathematics
13Federal University, WukariEnglish/Literary Studies
14Rivers State University of Science & TechnologyQuantity Surveying
15Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaMaterial & Production Engineering
Architecture
Building
Biochemistry
Botany
Microbiology
Political Science
16Abia State UniversityEnglish 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
17Enugu State University of Science & TechnologyLibrary & Information Science
18Olabisi Onabanjo UniversityChristian Religious Studies Education
History Education
Islamic Studies Education
Electrical Electronics Engineering
19Ekiti State UniversityAfrican Traditional Religion
Religious Studies
Civil Engineering
20Lagos State UniversityEnglish Language
French
Philosophy
Yoruba
21Imo State University

What do you think? Please if there is any complaint about this published article, have anything to add or that some of these courses have been accredited in certain schools which are mentioned here, do use the comment box to reach out to us. We’ll surely get back to you.

About the author

Glory Joseph

A graduate of Medicine From Imsu, Current Nurse, Medical book reader, Nigeria tertiary institution news anchor. I virtually know all Varsities in Nigeria!

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