News: If You Are Studying These Courses In These Universities, You Are Doomed

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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 the NUC, accreditation 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 also 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 commission, the pre-accreditation process 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 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.”


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: S/No School Course

1. University of Nigeria, Nsukka Russian Dentistry Statistics

2. University of Benin Anatomy Pharmacy

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

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

5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri Architecture Microbiology

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 Linguistics Philosophy Agricultural Education Biology Education Chemistry Education Economics Education Education (Social Science) Geography Education Integrated Science Mathematics Education Law Chemistry Microbiology

9. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Automobile 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

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 Geology Geophysics Mathematics

13. Federal University, Wukari English/Literary Studies

14. Rivers State University of Science & Technology Quantity Surveying

15. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Material & Production Engineering Architecture Building Biochemistry Botany Microbiology 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 French Philosophy Yoruba

21. Imo State University English & Literary Studies French Theatre Arts Medical Laboratory Science Nursing Law

22. Delta State University Accounting & Finance Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering Petroleum Engineering Law

23. Kogi State University Medicine & Surgery

24. Niger Delta University Adult & Community Education Economics Education Geography Education Marketing Education Political Science Education Religious Studies Education Social Studies Botany Computer Science Mathematics Pure & Applied Chemistry Zoology

25. Anambra State University Early Childhood Education Human Kinetics Geology Microbiology

26. Ebonyi State University Building/Woodwork Education Physics Education Applied Biology Applied Microbiology Applied Statistics Biotechnology Geology Industrial Mathematics

27. Nasarawa State University English

28. Cross River University of Technology Physiology Wood Production Engineering Architecture

29. Kebbi State University of Science & Technology Information Technology 30. Babcock University French

31. Benson Idahosa University Business Education

32. Ajayi Crowther University Actuarial Science & Insurance

33. Caritas University Bio-technology Microbiology

34. Kwararafa University, Wukari Public Administration Computer Science Statistics Economics Mass Communication Sociology

35. Novena University Chemistry

36. Joseph Ayo Babalola University Building Quantity Surveying

37. Tansian University, Anambra Architecture

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