Written by Godfrey AKON

UNIAbuja dismisses allegations of unaccredited courses

The University of Abuja has refuted allegations that many of its courses were unaccredited, maintaining that only one out of 50 academic programmes of the university was awaiting accreditation by the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Spokesperson of the university, Hajiya Maryam Mohammed, said 49 out of the 50 academic programmes in the institution were already accredited by NUC and relevant professional bodies.

 “As it is today, we have 50 programmes in the university and 49 of them have been accredited by NUC and one was turned down, but we are working on it to get it back on board. The report making rounds online, especially Premium Times that UniAbuja has the highest number of unaccredited courses is a 2016 report even before NUC visited the institution.

“NUC has not paid us another visit recently, neither has any professional body come around to strip us off accreditation, so am surprised the way people are talking about our accreditation,’’ she said.

Mohammed said the university had put all necessary requirements in place and was looking forward to getting 95 per cent accreditation for the development of education in the country.



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