Director’s Profile

Mrs Usendiah
Director's Proflie

Mrs. Usendiah, obtained her National Certificate of Education (NCE) from the Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1981); B.A (Hons) English, University of Lagos, Lagos (1986) and M.A in English from University of Ibadan, Ibadan (1991).

She is a foundation member of the Forum for African Women Educationist (FAWE) and member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (MNIPR). Between 1976-1988, Mrs. Usendiah taught at various levels in Modern day Secondary School, Ilaro, Ogun State; Army Children’s School Ayetoro, Ogun State and Bayero University Staff School, Kano State, from where she moved to the Federal Road Safety Commission, Oyo state Sector Command, Ibadan, as Sector Administrative Officer in 1990. Mrs. Usendiah was Honourable Commissioner for Education,Youth and Sports in Akwa Ibom State, between 1994-1997, before joining the NUC in 1998 as Principal Personnel Officer. She organized many Workshops and Seminars on education, sports and youth development (1994-1997) and attended a lot more as a participant.

Her appointment is with effect from the 18th of January 2016.


To be the arrow head of the Commission in its quest to enthrone and promote a culture of quality in teaching and learning in Nigerian universities for the purpose of producing globally competitive entrepreneurial graduates who are relevant to national development.


To ensure (through scrupulous inspection and regular monitoring) that Nigerian universities comply with all the provisions of the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards and other quality assurance guidelines that government may lay down.

Mandate &Functions

The Mandate is to monitor and evaluate the compliance of Nigerian Universities with extant Laws, policies and regulations in areas of Academic Brief, Physical Master Plan implementation, University Law, Institutional Management and Governance as well as any other matter relevant to the orderly development and quality assurance in the NUS.


(1)        Review of Provisional Licences of Private Universities;

(2)       Conduct Post-Accreditation Monitoring Visits;

(3)       Carry out Inspection and Monitoring of Affiliate Institutions/Supervisory roles of Parent Universities;

(4)       Carry out Institutional Audit (Fact finding) Visits;

(5)       Conduct Post-Matriculation Inspection and Monitoring Visits;

(6)       Carry out Routine Inspection and Monitoring;

(7)       Collaborate with other Technical Directorates in the Commission and external Agencies.

Directorate’s Divisions

Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Division is headed by Mr. Henry Anaziah (Deputy Director)


  1. Monitoring Unit
  2. Evaluation Unit
Inspection and Investigation Division

Division is headed by Mrs. Lauretta Achor (Deputy Director)


  1. Inspection Unit
  2. Investigation Unit