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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

NUC and ENAGO Academy finalise arrangements for Nationwide Authors Workshops on Academic publishing for junior and middle-career academics

In line with the Commission’s continued efforts to promote research quality and global visibility of academic staff in the Nigerian University System (NUS), the NUC in collaboration with Enago, a US-based organisation is organising Nation-wide Workshops on Academic Publishing for Junior and Middle-career  Academics across the NUS

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NUC Partners University of London on ODL

The Honourable Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu has said that the 160-year experience and success story of the University of London’s International Programme was robust enough for Nigerian universities operating the Open and Distance Learning mode of education to emulate.

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Prof. Munzali Jibril, Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission and the
current Pro-Chancellor, Federal University Lafia has been appointed the Chairman of the
Committee of pro- Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities (CPC).
In a letter informing the Honorable Minister of Education, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, the Executive Secretary, TetFUND, the Registrar, JAMB and the Director, Tertiary (FME) the Secretary General of Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities, Prof. M.O. Faborode, explained that Prof. Munzali was unanimously appointed to lead and direct affairs of the Committee at the inaugural meeting of the 7th
Assembly of the Committee.
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, (NUC), Abuja, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed mni, MFR, FNAL hosted a formidable team from Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) led by its Director General, and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi last Wednesday in his office.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Kumo, as the 2nd State University in Gombe State, making it the 46th State University, 86th Public University and 154th University in Nigeria.
It was a glorious moment for Nigeria, when the country was singled out by different speakers and praised with commendation in recognition of the speedy way with which the country produced the first-ever draft National Policy on OER.

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