The National Universities Commission (NUC) has recently accredited at least 14 new courses offered in the University of Abuja. While ten (10) academic programmes were given full accreditation, four (4) had interim accreditation but will however be fully accredited when certain conditions have been fully met.
Below are the list of fully accredited courses offered in UNIABUJA. The programmes include;
- Public Administration
- Education Arabic Studies
- Education Christian Rel. Studies
- Education English
- Education Geography
- Education Islamic Rel. Studies
- Guidance and Counselling
The 4 remaining courses with Interim accreditation are as follows;
- Banking and Finance
- Education Physics
- Educational Administration and Planning
- Primary Education Studies.
Please note that Computer Science is yet to be accredited. However, candidates who applied for this course in their UTME could go ahead as the accreditation status is still being worked on.
The VC of UNIABUJA, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah stated in his words “your University received the results of the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation visit to the University of Abuja of Nigeria; and out of 15 (fifteen academic programs visited), it is only one 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.”
Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah further assured the University community that the institution had the necessary facilities to ensure that the course got accreditation.
He congratulated all remaining academic departments, their Heads of Departments, Deans, teaching and non-teaching staff, the Registry, the Bursary, students in all the various departments, and the entire university community on this good news.
The Vice-Chancellor said the Management of the University was working round the clock, with all faculties and academic departments, to lift the University to 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,” Professor Na’Allah said.
He said further, “We are in the middle of laying a solid Internet infrastructure (Fiber-optics) in all our campuses. Your University is establishing computer 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 program of now being converted into smart classrooms where learners and instructors can use cyber technology.
“Your University has already built and is perfecting its UniAbuja Virtual classroom system and many students are currently taking some courses online in a Pilot study of our Virtual Classroom system, and the Centre for Sponsored Projects, the Centre for Undergraduate Research, the UofA International Centre, the Entrepreneurship 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.”
The VC went on to state that the University had now created a Rape and Sexual Harassment Reporting Platform on the Main University website.
He said the platform would provide opportunity to “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.”
He added that the report to this platform would receive prompt and spontaneous and immediate attention including maximum protection and security, and on the spot intelligence actions.