The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has revealed that the University of Abuja and some other universities are running unaccredited engineering programmes. This was made known to journalists on Friday by Ademola Adisa, the Registrar of the Council, adding that the universities have failed to update their licenses for various engineering courses.
He said, “The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria in its commitment towards ensuring that engineering is regulated in Nigeria, in line with global best practice to improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development, is hereby notifying the general public that the following universities are running engineering programmes with expired accreditation status:
“At Modibbo Adama University located in Yola, Adamawa State, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering have been run with failed and expired accreditation status since October 2020.
“Also, at the University of Abuja, the accreditation of courses such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, electronics engineering and mechanical engineering expired 2 years ago and no effort has been made to renew the licenses.
“Additionally, the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers state and Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State are running engineering programmes up to 300 level and 500 level respectively without resource verification and approval by COREN.”
According to him, the affected universities are expected to get the programmes accredited prior to the beginning of the next academic session, failure to do so would result in blacklisting them as non-accredited institutions “whose graduates of engineering programmes will not be recognized for registration as engineering practitioners.”