• NUC approves 15 new courses for Oye-Ekiti federal varsity

    NUC approves 15 new courses for Oye-Ekiti federal varsity

    It was gathered that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved additional 15 new courses for the Federal University, Oye, in Ekiti State.

    The Information Officer of FUOYE, Mr Godfrey Bakji, made the disclosure in Oye-Ekiti on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    Bakji said that the approval was contained in a letter from NUC dated Nov 14, 2016 and addressed to FUOYE Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremilekun.

    He listed the newly-approved degree programmes to include Public Administration, […]

  • Senator urges NUC to monitor new varsities

    Senator urges NUC to monitor new varsities

    According to reports, the National Universities Commission (NUC), has been urged to monitor the eight new universities recently approved by the Federal Government to ensure they conformed with standards.

    Sen. Jibrin Barau (APC-Kano), Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund, made the call during interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Sunday.

    Barau commended the Federal Government for the approval which he said was a good development.

    “It is a very good development, they should be closely monitored by […]

  • NUC approves new Borno varsity take-off

    NUC approves new Borno varsity take-off

    According to reports, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Adamu Rasheed, has announced the commencement ‎of the Borno State University, with approval of academic activities.

    Governor Shettima was at the NUC on Monday alongside a delegation comprising Senators, members of House of Representatives and professors who hail from Borno State, state lawmakers, elders and other stakeholders with request for formal recognition of the State University by the NUC.

    The NUC had sent different technical teams for assessment of […]

  • Only 60% varsity lecturers are qualified – NUC

    Only 60% varsity lecturers are qualified – NUC

    Less than 60 per cent of academic staff in the nation’s 143 universities possessed doctorate degrees – a minimum qualification requirement to teach, the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) has said.

    The Commission expressed concern that the perennial problem had direct bearing on the quality and accreditation status of academic programmes in the Nigerian University System (NUS).

    Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, disclosed this as guest lecturer at an academic interactive colloquium in honour of the University of Benin staff […]

  • NUC scraps diploma programmes  in Nigerian varsities

    NUC scraps diploma programmes in Nigerian varsities

    According to reports, the National Universities Commission, NUC, has scrapped sub-degree diploma programmes in the country’s university system, its Executive Secretary, Abubakar Adamu, said on Monday.

    Mr. Adamu said universities currently running the programmes have been directed to begin to wind down immediately.

    The NUC scribe, who was speaking at the end of a meeting with vice chancellors of federal, state and private universities, also disclosed the plan for a comprehensive review of the university curricula to set the benchmark minimum academic […]

  • Online degrees are not acceptable in Nigeria – NUC

    Online degrees are not acceptable in Nigeria – NUC

    According to reports, the National University Commission (NUC) has declared that online degrees remain unacceptable in Nigeria with exception of the e-Learning programme of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

    According to a statement by Ibrahim Usman Yakasai, Director of Information and Public Relations, NUC, besides NOUN, other institutions endorsed for e-Learning are University of Uyo, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and University of Maiduguri.

    “Online degrees are not accepted at the moment in Nigeria”, the statement read.

    “However, this does not include […]

  • JAMB, NUC meet to resolve admission challenges

    JAMB, NUC meet to resolve admission challenges

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has expressed its readiness to work assiduously with the apex universities regulatory body, the National Universities Commission (NUC), for the purpose of resolving some obvious challenges in tertiary institution admission processes.

    JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, stated this on Friday in Abuja when he received the Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, who led some management staff of the Commission on familiarisation visit.

    Oloyede noted that JAMB and NUC were two agencies of government […]

  • NUC phases out diploma programmes in universities

    NUC phases out diploma programmes in universities

    The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday, says universities in the country would soon put a stop to diploma programmes run at the undergraduate level.

    The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, who disclosed this in Abuja, when he received the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure, in his office, said only polytechnics had statutory right to run diploma programmes.

    He noted that the commission would soon notify universities to stop diploma […]

  • KADPOLY, YABATECH not converted to varsities – NUC

    KADPOLY, YABATECH not converted to varsities – NUC

    The National Universities Commission says the Kaduna State Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology had not been converted to universities.

    NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, gave the clarification when he received Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Rasheed said polytechnic education was as important as university education to national development.

    He said: “We have been meeting to see how we will update ourselves on so many issues, particularly the social media […]

  • Why NUC approved University of Africa for Bayelsa as 43rd State University In Nigeria

    Why NUC approved University of Africa for Bayelsa as 43rd State University In Nigeria

    The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved the establishment of the University of Africa for Bayelsa, the 43rd state university in the country.

    This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson in Yenagoa on Saturday.

    According to the statement, NUC handed over the letter of approval to Gov. Dickson when he visited the commission in Abuja. It quoted Dickson as expressing gratitude to the NUC’s Executive Secretary for the warm reception […]

  • NUC cancels ESUT accreditation over sacked lectures

    NUC cancels ESUT accreditation over sacked lectures

    The National Universities Commission (NUC) has withdrawn indefinitely, the accreditation of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu, over alleged disengagement of about 153 of its lecturers.

    It was learnt that the affected university lecturers were sacked by ESUT authorities shortly after using them to scale through the last accreditation exercise of some of its faculties/departments.

    Confirming the withdrawal of the accreditation of faculties/departments earlier given to ESUT authorities Tuesday, the Director of Information and Public Relations of the NUC, […]