Director’s Profile

Director's Profile

BRIEF ON ACHOR, LAURETTA NNENNA

ACHOR, LAURETTA NNENNA (Mrs) is the Acting Director, Directorate of Students, National Universities Commission, August, 2019.

She holds a Master of Education (M.Ed) degree in Educational Planning and Policy, and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Honours degree in Agricultural Economics both from the University of Ibadan as well as a Distinction in the West African School Certificate.

She assumed duties with the National Universities Commission in Lagos in January, 1988 as an Academic Planning Officer II (Agriculture/Veterinary Medicine) and rose through the ranks to the position of Deputy Director in 2008 as a result of hard work and dedication to duty.

From 2009 to 2014, Mrs Achor served as the Pioneer Head of Entrepreneurship Development Division in the then Department of Student Support Services. During the 5-year period, she successfully facilitated and coordinated the development and entrenchment of Entrepreneurship Education in Nigerian Universities, ensuring the achievement of the following:

  1. Development of the Entrepreneurship Education Curriculum (the GST and B.Sc);
  2. Drawing up Guidelines for the establishment and operation of the Entrepreneurship Study Centres in Nigerian Universities (ESCs);
  3. Drawing up Guidelines for the establishment of a National Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Resource Centre (NEKRC) at the NUC Secretariat;
  4. Production of Proto-type Building Plans for the ESCs and NEKRC;
  5. Conduct of Capacity Building Conferences and Workshops for Entrepreneurship Educators;
  6. Conduct of Annual Entrepreneurship (Motivational) events e.g ENACTUS, ANEW, NASE etc which are aimed at assisting universities explore the enterprise potentials of students.

Between 2014 and 2017, Mrs Achor’s   achievements as the Head of Institutional Accreditation Division, (Department of Quality Assurance) included but not limited to:

  1. Production of the Manual on Institutional Accreditation,
  2. Production of ready-to-use, easily comprehensible flyer on Institutional Accreditation.

Also, as an active member, Standing Committee on the Establishment of Private Universities (SCOPU) Mrs Achor made tremendous contributions to the overall development of education in Nigerian Universities.

Subsequently, Mrs Achor headed the Division of Inspection and Investigations in the Directorate of Inspection and Monitoring, June, 2017 to July, 2019, and during this period the Directorate witnessed a Divine turnaround.

Mrs. Achor has represented the NUC at different conferences, workshops and fora she has also attended several short-term courses which further improved her academically and enhanced her capacity to perform her duties in NUC. Her qualities –hard work, discipline, diligence, determination and dedication to duty earned her several promotions up to the present status.

Mrs. Achor has since the last promotion as Acting Director, redoubled her efforts in contributing to the growth and progress of the Commission and the University System.

Vision

To be a catalyst in the Commission’s drive to deploy strategies for the improvement of the Nigerian University Students’ learning environment and development of better career opportunities and sense of social responsibility.

Mission

To deploy management initiatives and strategies that will support universities to provide and ensure that students acquire critical life skills for informed career choices and social responsibility.

Mandate & Functions
  • Advocate for and coordinate scholarship opportunities, and the establishment of Counselling/ Human Development Centre;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the emergence of Entrepreneurship Study Centres to promote the entrenchment of a culture of entrepreneurship amongst University Students;
  • Develop and promote regulatory framework for best practices that will engender student satisfaction and the best possible students experience through quality Student Support Services and Welfare Services in the Nigerian University System;
  • Any other intervention to encourage the acquisition of leadership skills, national values and culture, sportsmanship, the eradication of anti-social behavior, and the promotion of peaceful coexistence;
  • Supervise the organization of Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) competition as well as periodic collegial games to ensure maximum use of sporting facilities;
  • Facilitate and ensure the provision of sporting facilities and the practice of sports as contribution to the socio-cultural and economic regeneration of university communities;
  • Facilitate the development and integration of Gender Education in the Nigerian University System and monitor the implementation of Government policies on gender and other related issues in Nigerian Universities; and
  • Facilitate and ensure the evolution of advocacy programmes on gender equity in Nigerian in line with best practices

Directorate’s Divisions

Career Development Division

The Division is headed by Mr. Osayande Osamudiamen (Deputy Director)

The Division has the following Sections:

  • Career Infrastructure and Counseling Services,
  • Leadership Development.

FUNCTIONS OF THE DIVISION:

  • Advocate for and coordinate scholarship opportunities, and the establishment of Counselling/ Human Development Centre;
  • Encouraging universities to develop mechanisms that will help students acquire requisite Leadership skills; and
  • Ensure in Collaboration with other agencies, that universities incorporate and transmit to students, national values and orientation
Internationalisation Division

The Division is headed by Mr. Musa Zamuna (Deputy Director)

Student Welfare Division

The Division is headed by Ms. Rita Okonjo (Deputy Director)

This Division has the following sections:

  • Campus Safety Unit
  • Communications Services Unit
  • Gender Issues Unit.

FUNCTIONS OF THE DIVISION:

  • Develop policies and guidelines that will ensure adequate provision of student support facilities and welfare services on university campuses;
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of strategies aimed at eradicating anti-social behavior, and the promotion of peaceful co-existence;
  • Supervise the organization of Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) competition as well as periodic collegial games to ensure maximum use of sporting facilities;
  • Facilitate and ensure the provision of sporting facilities and the practice of sports as contribution to the socio-cultural and economic regeneration of university communities;
  • Facilitate the development and integration of Gender Education in the Nigerian University System and monitor the implementation of Government policies on gender and other related issues in Nigerian Universities; and
  • Facilitate and ensure the evolution of advocacy programmes on gender equity in Nigerian in line with best practices