NUC Secretariat

NgREN Secretariat

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

HME Commissions UNIPORT CEFOR Building

In a keynote address, the Minister, who was represented by the ES of the NUC, Prof. Rasheed, commended the Management of the UniPort for the achievements recorded by the University, especially in the performance of CEFOR, which, since inception, had graduated a total of 39 PhD students, more than any other ACE in Nigeria.

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UNN Signs MoU with GIMI, Seeks NUC nod

The Executive Secretary NUC Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed hosted the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Professor B.C. Ozumba and his team following a letter of request to be supported by NUC to run a joint training by the university’s medical students with Galilee International Institute (GIMI), Israel

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Non Teaching Staff end three months strike in Public Universities

The over three months old strike of the non-teaching staff of the Nigerian Universities was called off, 14th March 2018. The non-teaching staff of universities comprise of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT).

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The NUC has granted approval to the National Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State to commence undergraduate academic activities in Transport, Engineering and Environmental Management faculties.
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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