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.
The Executive Secretary, NUC Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, FNAL, was recently conferred with Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (FNSP), the highest award for a non-member, for his selfless service and support in advancing the cause of the Society and Physiotherapy profession at large.read more
Professor Julius Amioba Okojie, FAANS, FFAN, FSAN, FASN, and OON former Executive Secretary, NUC has retired from Public Service last week after attaining the age of 70 years.
Delivering a valedictory lecture entitled “A servant is not greater than his master: who wants to be a Vice-Chancellor?”
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) and Pace Sports and Entertainment Limited to promote football league in the Nigerian University System (NUS) tagged: Higher Institutions Footbal League (HiFL) as published in the NUC Monday Bulletin of 5th March, 2018.read more
Update on The Call for Proposals For The Africa Centres Of Excellence For Development Impact (ACE IMPACT) Project
Following the May, 2018 release of a pre-announcement letter to introduce the Africa Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) Project, so that potential applicants could begin to develop their Proposals, the National Universities Commission (NUC) hereby calls for Proposals from all universities in Nigeria.read more
The Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Adullahi Bichi Baffa, during an inauguration ceremony of TETFund projects recently said the Federal Government had approved special funding to support the Regional Centre for Research and production of Knowledge at the University of Maiduguri, to counter extremism.read more
Young African scientists in Europe had reaffirmed that Africa’s transformation must come from within it emphasizing that Africa’s young motivated and energetic millennial population have huge potentials that must be used to the advantage of the continent, and to address their own growing needs.read more
The National Universities Commission (NUC), on Monday 9th July 2018, held a two-day retreat for Vice-Chancellors of all Nigerian Universities, public and private.read more
In continuation of the partnership between National Universities Commission (NUC) and University of London (UoL), a 3-day capacity building workshop on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) was organised for academics in the Nigerian University System.read more
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.read more