Director’s Profile

 

Dr A Kumo
Director's Profile

Dr Gidado Bello Kumo is a well rounded educationist with a Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) degree in Islamic studies from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He also possesses a Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Education Psychology and a Ph.D in the same field.

He commenced his career at the National Universities Commission as an Assistant Chief Research Officer in 1997 and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Director in 2009. He was appointed Director, Executive Secretary’s office in 2013, a post he held until his current redeployment to the Department of Academic Standards in 2014.

Vision

To be a department with strong capacity to efficiently and effectively advise the NUC management on orderly development of university education, as well as guaranteeing its quality and relevance for national development and global competitiveness.

 

Mission

To develop policies and programmes towards enhancing orderly development of university education as well as its quality and relevance to national development and global competitiveness.

 

Mandate & Functions
  • The Department of Academic Standards is a product of the recent restructuring in the NUC. It emerged out of the severance of the old Division of Facilities and Infrastructure Planning and Development and the Resource Verification Unit of the Programme Planning Division
    It is pertinent to note that the reorganisation has not markedly affected the job brief (save for the excision of the resource verification and Facilities and Infrastructure Planning and Development functions) of the Department which clearly remains the hub of the National Universities Commission given its critical functions.
    The Department is made up of the following five Divisions:

    1. Postgraduate Curriculum Development and Planning,
    2. Undergraduate Curriculum Development and Planning,
    3. Resource and Strategic Planning, and
    4. Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme.

    Auditors for regular checking of the accounts of the Commission.

 

Directorate’s Divisions

 

Postgraduate Curriculum Development and Planning Division

The Division is headed by Dr (Mrs) Chinelo Nwosu (Deputy Director)

Units

  1. Arts and Humanities Unit
  2. Science and Engineering Unit
  3. Health Sciences Unit

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Development Division

The Division is headed by Barr. S S Adejoh (Deputy Director)

  1. Arts and Humanities Unit
  2. Science and Engineering Unit
  3. Health Sciences Unit
Resource and Strategic Planning Division

Division is headed by Malam Ashafa Ladan

Units

  1. Strategic Planning Unit
  2. Policy Analysis Unit
  3. Annual Review and Statistics Unit
SIWES Coordination Division

 

Division is headed by Mrs. M Oloyede (Deputy Director)

Units

  1. Federal Universities Unit
  2. State Universities Unit
  3. Private Universities Unit
Programme Planning Division

 

Division is headed by Mr. Lawal Farouk (Deputy Director)

Units

  1. Undergraduate Programme Planning Unit
  2. Postgraduate Programme Planning Unit
  3. Resource Verification Unit