NUC Secretariat

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To be a dynamic regulatory agency acting as a catalyst for positive change and innovation for the delivery of quality university education in Nigeria.

To ensure the orderly development of a well coordinated and productive university system that will guarantee quality and relevant education for national development and global competitiveness.

The Goals of the National Universities Commission are:

  • Attainment of stable and crisis-free University System.
  • To work with Nigerian Universities to achieve full accreditation status for at least 80% of the academic programmes.
  • To initiate and promote proficiency in the use of ICT for service delivery within the Commission and the Nigerian University System.
  • Upgrade and maintain physical facilities in the Nigerian University System for delivery of quality university education.
  • To match university graduate output with national manpower needs.
  • To foster partnership between the Nigerian University System and the private sector.

The Functions of the Commission are:

  • To advise the President and State Governors, through the Minister, on the creation of new universities and other degree-awarding institutions in Nigeria;
  • To prepare, after consultation with the State Governments, the universities, the national manpower Board and such other bodies as it considers appropriate, periodic master plans for the balanced and co-coordinated development of all universities in Nigeria;
    To lay down Minimum Academic Standards in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to accredit their degrees and other academic awards;
  • To ensure that quality is maintained within the academic programmes of the Nigerian University System;
  • To make such other investigations relating to higher education as the Commission may consider necessary in the national interest;
  • To inquire into and advise the Federal Government on the financial needs, both recurrent and capital, of university education in Nigeria and, in particular, to investigate and study the financial needs of university research and to ensure that adequate provision is made for this in the universities;
  • To take into account, in advising the Federal and State Governments on university finances, such grants as may be made to the Universities by the Federal and State Governments, private proprietors and by persons and institutions in and outside Nigeria;
  • To undertake periodic reviews of the terms and conditions of service of personnel engaged in the universities and to make recommendations thereon to the Federal Government where appropriate;
  • To recommend to the Visitor of a university that a visitation be made to such university as and when it considers it necessary;
  • To act as the agency for channeling all external aid to the universities in Nigeria;
  • To receive block grants from the Federal Government and allocate them to Federal Universities in accordance with such formula as may be laid down by the National Council of Ministers.
Prof. Abubakar Rasheed
NIgerian University System Open Educational Resources

Fed. Varsities Must Move to Permanent Sites Now

The Federal government has directed all Federal universities operating on temporary campuses to move to their permanent sites for effective coordination. The Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the directive at the 2018 JAMB Policy Meeting on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, held on Tuesday, 26th June 2018, at Gbongan, Osun State.

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COAS Leads AFIT to NUC — Seeks Approval to Run Degrees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique B. Abubakar and his team paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed  in his office. The visit was a follow up on the previous proposal by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna to be upgraded to a degree awarding Institution.

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List of Illegal Universities Closed Down by NUC

The NUC wishes to announce to the general public, especially parents and prospective undergraduates, that the under-listed “Degree Mills” have not been licensed by the Federal Government and have, therefore, been closed down for violating the Education Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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NUC,CPC and CVC Retreat 2018

The NUC in collaboration with two of its strategic partners, the Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) and the Committee of Pro Chancellors is organising a 2 day high level retreat themed ‘Elements of Statutory Governance, Procurement and Financial Accounting in Nigerian Universities ‘ for Councils of Federal Universities.

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The Africa Centers of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) project anticipates the formal launch of a Call for Proposals in May 2018. Eligible higher education institutions from eligible countries in West and Central Africa will be encouraged to submit proposals that address a regional Development Challenge through a focused program of postgraduate education and applied research.
In the Commission’s sustained commitment to encourage and foster collaborations between Nigerian Higher Institutions and their foreign counterparts for global visibility and competitiveness, Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and Chief Executives of Organisation who perform similar functions could participate on the trending international conferences in Higher Education:

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