The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of some courses that have not been accredited. The unaccredited courses pose serious danger to students who study them as the certificates issued by these universities for the courses will not be officially recognised.
Premium Times reports that 2016 accreditation status report indicated that these unaccredited courses were taught in 37 out of 143 universities in the country.
The Quality Assurance Department of the NUC is in charge of accrediting courses in the universities.
The NUC insists that for a course to be accredited, it must meet the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) that has been stipulated by the commission.
Some of the requirements include: “qualified faculty members, good learning environment and adequate teaching materials – equipment, books and journals”.
According to Premium Times, 13 federal universities, 16 state universities and eight private universities were running courses that had not been accredited.
Some of the high profile institutions include University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Benin, University of Jos, University of Calabar. The biggest casualty seems to be 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|
|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|
|Industrial and Technical Education|
|8.||University of Abuja||Accounting|
|Education (Social Science)|
|9.||Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi||Automobile Education|
|Building Technology Education|
|Electrical Electronics Technology Education|
|Survey & Geo-informatics|
|10.||University of Uyo||Efik/Ibibio|
|11.||Nnamdi Azikiwe University||Nursing Science|
|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|
|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||English Language|
Source: Premium Times