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UniAbuja running engineering programmes on expired accreditation- COREN

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has said the University of Abuja is running its
engineering programmes on expired accreditation.

COREN, at a press conference on Friday in Abuja, said the university’s chemical engineering and civil engineering accreditation expired on March 26, 2020, while electronic engineering and mechanical engineering accreditation expired since April 20, 2022.

Registrar of the council, Ademola Adisa, who spoke on behalf of the president, Sadiq Abubakar, said “at the University of Abuja, the accreditation of courses such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering expired two years ago and no effort has been made to renew its licenses.”

Adisa also stated that engineering programmes in Modibbo Adama University, Yola, and Ambrose Alli University, Edo State were unaccredited and the institutions unfit to produce engineering graduates.

He further said the University of Calabar and Technical University Ibadan were running illegal engineering programmes that were not accredited by COREN.

According to him, the five universities refused to update their licenses for various engineering courses since 2020, leading to the withdrawal of accreditation and non-recognition of its graduates as engineers.

He warned parents and guardians of prospective students that all engineering courses at the University of Calabar and the Technical University, Ibadan are illegally implemented without resource verification, pre-accreditation, and approval from the regulatory body.

“The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria in its commitment towards ensuring that engineering is regulated in Nigeria in line with global best practice to improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development, is hereby notifying the general public that; The following universities are running engineering programmes with expired accreditation status.

“Number one, at Modibbo Adama University located in Yola, Adamawa State, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering have been run with failed and expired accreditation status since October 2020.

“Additionally, the University of Calabar and Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State are running engineering programmes up to 300 level and 500 level respectively without resource verification and approval by COREN,” he said.

Adisa further stated that “All five universities have been written officially to call for accreditation of their programmes which are currently illegal and they need to rectify the abnormalities but there had not been any positive response from any of them.

“Failure to rectify their non-accreditation status will result in blacklisting them as non-accredited institutions whose graduates of engineering programmes will not be recognized for registration as engineering practitioners.”

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