150 Courses Unaccredited In Nigerian Universities (See Full List)

At least 150 undergraduate academic programmes in Nigeria’s public and private universities are unaccredited.

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. See full list below:

S/No School Course
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

Imo State University


Lassa Fever: Nigerian Universities Deploy Cats To Exterminate Rats

Authorities of the various universities in the country have deployed various strategies, including the use of cats, in order to prevent an outbreak of Lassa fever on campuses, findings by our correspondents reveal.



From the University of Benin, Edo State; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State; Enugu State University of Science and Technology to the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the race for hunting of rats has taken a new dimension.

While some of the institutions employ the conventional approach such as cleanliness, sensitising students and members of staff to the danger of co-habiting with rats, and fumigation, others use the unorthodox mechanism like purchasing of cats to exterminate rats in their campuses.


Rats, especially the Natal multimammate mice (Mastomys natalensis), found in many sub-Saharan Africa, are believed to be the major carrier of Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever. And statistics so far show that no fewer than 60 persons have lost their lives to the virus in Nigeria.


The authorities of UNIBEN are not giving anything to chance, especially with the reported death of a final-year engineering student. The student was said to be an occupant in Hall Three, one of the hostels on Ugbowo campus of the university.


But the UNIBEN management, through its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, dismissed the speculation about the death of a student of the university.


According to him, there is no truth in the story that a final-year student died of the virus.


Osasuyi, who, however, said the university was carrying out proactive measures to forestall any outbreak in the institution, added that a committee had been set up to sensitise members of staff and students to the dangers of the virus.


He also hinted of plans to “de-rat the university” as part of efforts to check the prevalence of rodents in the community.


Osasuyi added, “The vice-chancellor has mandated the student union to organise sensitisation programmes. Before any outbreak, the university is even proactive. The population of student is much; so, we cannot take chances. It is no news that we have rats everywhere.”


However, it was also learnt that the various hostels had been fortified with cats allegedly provided by the university management to control the number of rats within the community.


The use of cats to prevent an outbreak of the virus is also practiced in ABU. It was gathered that the authorities, in declaring war on rats, provided cats on hostels, especially on Samaru and Kongo campuses.


The Director, Health Services of the ABU, Dr. Hauwa Nana-Madugu, who confirmed this, however, said the university was free of Lassa fever.


According to her, all the hostels – Amina, Suleiman, Akenzua, Danfo-dio, ICSA/Rammat – have been provided with cats to eliminate all rats.


Besides fumigating and clearing the surroundings, students and members of staff, she said, had been sensitised to the danger of the disease.


She added, “Apart from fumigating the environment, clearing of the bushes and rats’ (reservoir), the various hostels have been provided with cats to attack the rats. The university has no option but to safeguard the lives of the residents of the community.”


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Don Urges FG To Empower Varsities To Compile Data Of Nigerian Languages

Prof. Andrew Haruna, the General Secretary, Linguistics Association of Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to empower universities to carry out survey on Nigerian languages.


Haruna of the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Jos, gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that Nigeria has over 500 languages, but that only 232 of them have some elements of data, while others are not traceable owing to lack of statistical data.
“We can have a comprehensive data by empowering the various universities in the various zones and states to carry out surveys.
“For example, the Ministry of Information and Culture can vote certain amount of money to the University of Jos to give it the statistics of exact languages in Plateau,’’ he said.
The don said that the ministry can mandate its own coordinator who will now work with professors within the university.
“So, the university is working as expert and the coordinator will monitor how the ministry’s money is being used and at the end of the day, the result presented,’’ Haruna said.
The don said one of the best ways of obtaining a comprehensive data of Nigerian languages was through National Census.
He added that Nigeria could also compile comprehensive data of its indigenous languages through the National Identity Card registration.



Nigerian Universities Fail To Make World’s Top 700

No Nigerian university is in the first 700 higher institutions of learning in the world and the first 18 in Africa, according to the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.

However, South Africa has nine institutions while Egypt has five. Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have one institution each.

“This is the 12th edition of QS’s annual ranking of the world’s top universities, which uses six performance indicators to assess institutions’ global reputation, research impact, staffing levels and international complexion,” the report said.

In Africa, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is ranked first on the continent and 171st in the world. The Stellenbosch University, South Africa, is rated second in Africa and 302nd in the world. The University of the Witwatersrand is the third on the continent and 331st globally.

On the global scale, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, scored 100 per cent to retain its top spot in the QS rankings for the fourth year consecutively. Harvard University (US) climbed two places to rank second, followed by the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and Stanford University (US) in joint third. MIT came first in the 2012 global rating – a position which Harvard and Cambridge universities had once occupied – and has remained there ever since.

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Nigerian Universities To Get $100m Technology Fund

Efforts to get technology intervention fund to improve learning experiences and academic outcome for students in the Nigeria universities have started yielding the expected results.

Diamond Bank, Samsung Electronics and Softcom Limited recently secured a partnership to provide a special $100 million technology intervention fund for the Nigerian education system

The intervention comes ahead of the future ready university conference to be hosted by Covenant University next month.

Already, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to seal the strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics, Diamond Bank Plc and Softcom.

This development would enable other Nigerian universities replicate the mobile learning programme already in operational in Covenant University.

Managing Director/CEO, Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Uzoma Dozie, who disclosed this to Technology journalists at a press conference in Lagos said the mobile learning programme was the future of education which had successfully been kick-started at Covenant University.

He said: “Diamond Bank is investing in this programme as we realise and appreciate this initiative as the future of classroom learning which fits into our strategic roadmap as a leading financial institution.”

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