List of courses that have not been accredited in Nigerian universities have been released – A certificate issued for those courses will be considered void
– The university of Abuja has the highest number of unaccredited courses The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of some courses that have not been accredited.
The unaccredited courses pose serious danger to students who study them as the certificates issued by these universities for the courses will not be officially recognised.
Premium Times reports that 2016 accreditation status report indicated that these unaccredited courses were taught in 37 out of 143 universities in the country. The Quality Assurance Department of the NUC is in charge of accrediting courses in the universities.
The NUC insists that for a course to be accredited, it must meet the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) that has been stipulated by the commission. Some of the requirements include: “qualified faculty members, good learning environment and adequate teaching materials – equipment, books and journals”.

According to the NUC, accreditation is necessary to ensure “employers and other members of the community that Nigerian graduates of all academic programmes have attained an acceptable level of competency in their areas of specialization.” It also says it is also important to certify courses to assure “the international community that the programmes offered in Nigerian Universities are of high standards and that graduates of the institutions are adequate for employment and further studies.”
According to the commission, the pre-accreditation process include “drawing up a list of academic programmes to be certified, compilation of list of panel chairmen/members, time-tabling, budgeting and organizing the accreditation coordination meeting for panel chairmen and members in a simulation workshop.”

The post-accreditation activities include “analyzing accreditation reports (technical and administrative), ranking of programmes and universities based on their accreditation status, publishing of accreditation status of programmes, issuance of certificates to programmes that earned Full and Interim accreditation results.

According to Premium Times, 13 federal universities, 16 state universities and eight private universities were running courses that had not been accredited. Some of the high profile institutions include University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Benin, University of Jos, University of Calabar. The biggest casualty seems to be the University of Abuja which has 15 of its courses, including Law, unaccredited. See full list of unaccredited courses and their universities in the table below:

 S/No School Course
1.University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Russian
Dentistry
Statistics
2. University of Benin
Anatomy
Pharmacy
3. University of Calabar
Business Management
Theatre and Media
Arts
Public Health
4. University of Jos
History and International Relations
Medical Laboratory Science
Biochemistry
Science Laboratory Technology
5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Architecture
Microbiology
6. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
Banking
7. Federal University of Technology, Minna
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Geography Education
Industrial and Technical Education
Mathematics Education
Physics Education

8. University of Abuja
Accounting
English Language
Linguistics
Philosophy
Agricultural Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Education (Social Science)
Geography Education
Integrated Science
Mathematics Education
Law
Chemistry
Microbiology

9. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
Automobile Education
Building
Technology Education
Business Education
Electrical Electronics Technology Education
Integrated Science
Architecture
Building Industrial
Design Survey & Geo-informatics
Applied Geophysics
Engineering Physics
Physics Electronics
10. University of Uyo Efik/
Ibibio
11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Nursing Science
Industrial/Production Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
12. University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
Chemistry Environmental Management & Toxicology
Geology
Geophysics
Mathematics
13. Federal University, Wukari
English/Literary Studies
14. Rivers State University of Science & Technology
Quantity Surveying
15. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Material & Production Engineering
Architecture
Building
Biochemistry
Botany
Microbiology
Political Science
16. Abia State University
English Language Education
French Education
Igbo Education
History Education
Religious Studies Education
Education (Library Studies/Igbo/English/Social Studies/Government)
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Geography Education
Guidance & Counselling
Mass Communication

17. Enugu State University of Science & Technology
Library & Information Science

18. Olabisi Onabanjo University
Christian Religious Studies Education
History Education
Islamic Studies Education
Electrical Electronics Engineering
19. Ekiti State University African
Traditional Religion
Religious Studies
Civil Engineering
20. Lagos State University
English Language
French
Philosophy
Yoruba
21. Imo State University
English & Literary Studies
French
Theatre Arts
Medical Laboratory Science
Nursing Law
22. Delta State University
Accounting & Finance
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Law
23. Kogi State University
Medicine & Surgery
24. Niger Delta University
Adult & Community Education
Economics Education
Geography Education
Marketing Education
Political Science Education
Religious Studies Education
Social Studies
Botany
Computer Science
Mathematics
Pure & Applied Chemistry Zoology
25. Anambra State University
Early Childhood Education
Human Kinetics
Geology
Microbiology
26. Ebonyi State University
Building/Woodwork Education
Physics Education
Applied Biology
Applied Microbiology
Applied Statistics
Biotechnology
Geology
Industrial Mathematics
27. Nasarawa State University
English
28. Cross River University of Technology
Physiology
Wood Production
Engineering
Architecture
29. Kebbi State University of Science & Technology
Information Technology
30. Babcock University
rench
31. Benson Idahosa University
Business Education
32. Ajayi Crowther University
Actuarial Science & Insurance
33. Caritas University
Bio-technology Microbiology
34. Kwararafa University, Wukari
Public Administration
computer Science
Statistics Economics
Mass Communication
Sociology
35. Novena University
Chemistry
36. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Building
Quantity Surveying
37. Tansian University, Anambra
Architecture