The National University Commission (NUC) has given accreditation to 14 programmes of the University of Abuja.
The Management of the Institution revealed that out of the 14 programmes evaluated by the NUC, 10 were given full accreditation, while 4 had interim accreditation.
NUC’s accreditation team also confirmed the number of students that may be admitted per programme.
The spokesman of the University of Abuja, Habib Yakoob, disclosed the programmes that have obtained full accreditation as Public Administration, Education Arabic Studies, Education Christian Religious Studies, Education in English, Geography Education Religious Islamic Studies, Guidance and Counseling, Law, Chemistry and Microbiology.
He added that those given interim accreditation include; Education Physics, Education Administration and Planning, and Primary Education Studies, however, he stated Computer Science was not accredited.
The statement quoted the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah as saying “Just a few days ago, your University received the results of the November 2019 National Universities Commission(NUC) accreditation visit to the University of Abuja, Nigeria, and out of the fifteen(15) academic programme visited,it is only of them Computer Science, that we have difficulty in, which Academic Planning Office, working with the academic department concerned, would prepare an appeal for a revisit and a re-evaluation.
The Vice-Chancellor informed that, the management of the university was working hard with all faculties and departments to ensure the University attain the height of world class standards
“Ladies and gentlemen, your university is a proud university and our distinguished staff and students would continue to show excellence and raise the banners of academic excellence as the No 1 University in Nigeria.
“We are in the middle of laying a very solid internet infrastructure (fybriotics) in all our campuses. Your University is establishing campus laboratories across faculties and departments where students and staff would easily walk in when they need to use computers. Several of our classrooms are in the programme of now being converted into smart classrooms where learners and instructors can use cyber technology.
Your university has already built and is perfecting its Uni Abuja virtual classroom system, and the centre for sponsored projects, the centre for undergraduate Research, the UofA International center, the Entrepreneur centre, the General Studies unit, and more, are all mobilizing staff and students to explore world class academic, research, and global citizenship opportunities provided in the great UofA of Nigeria,” he stated.
The Vice-Chancellor also intimated that the university has created a Rape and Sexual harassment Reporting Platform on the main university website.
“Any student who felt she or he has been harassed, however long this has happened to her or him, can report to the University authority and such report will go direct to the designated officer and the Vice-Chancellor, where every legitimate process would be followed to thoroughly follow up and get to the bottom of the allegation, while also protecting the victim at the highest level.”
The NUC accreditation is a process whereby academic programmes are evaluated every 5years, with assessment criteria based on the number of academics with PhDs and the infrastructure to accommodate undergraduate and post graduate courses.