NUC Grants Full Accreditation to 26 Courses in AE-FUNAI

NUC Grants Full Accreditation to 26 Courses in AE-FUNAI


NUC Grants Full Accreditation to 26 Courses in FUNAI

Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) Receives National Universities Commission, NUC Full Accreditation for 26 Academic Programmes.

In line with the avowed commitment of the Vice-Chancellor of Alex
Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Professor Chinedum
Nwajiuba, to ensure that all academic programmes of the institution has
full accreditation before the expiration of his tenure; the University
recently hosted the National Universities Commission’s accreditation
panels who were on hand to assess its programmes.

 During the visits which started on Monday, 22nd October and ended on Wednesday, 14th
November, 2018
, the University presented 28 programmes for
accreditation. They include Accounting, Business Administration, English
Language, History, Music, French, Igbo and Philosophy
. Others were
Anatomy, Fine and Applied Arts, Chemical Engineering,
Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics
Engineering and Civil Engineering
. Among the programmes that were also
presented for accreditation were Applied Geo-Physics, Biochemistry,
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Political Science,
Psychology, Sociology, Mass Communication, Criminology and Security

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Result of the accreditation exercise which was released recently by the
National Universities Commission (NUC) shows that 26 of the programmes
received full accreditation status while Mechanical Engineering and
Mechatronics Engineering had interim accreditation.

This rare and
historic achievement is arguably a first of its kind in the history of
Nigerian University system. It is also a bold testament to the
commitment and determination of the Nwajiuba’s administration in its
drive to reposition the University to meet global academic best
practices. The feat is made more poignant taking into cognizance of the
fact that 17 of the fully accredited programmes had interim status
before the arrival of the Vice-Chancellor in 2016, which means that the
programmes would have been closed if not for the extra-ordinary feat.

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historic achievement is not surprising as the NUC accreditation panels
had during their visit to the University commended the Vice-Chancellor
for the massive Improvement in the institution’s infrastructure and
academic activities as well as in the provision of critical teaching and
learning equipment compared to what were obtainable when the commission
visited two years ago. They maintained that the University had made
bold steps in the various programmes presented for accreditation and
urged Professor Nwajiuba and his team to sustain the tempo, as academic
excellence is not a destination but an on-going process.

expressing his profound happiness on the good news in his office, the
Vice-Chancellor, stated that accreditation exercise was an important
peer review and quality assurance process for the University which is
meant to help it improve the quality of its academic activities, not
only to meet the minimum benchmark set by the NUC but also meet global
best practices. He further explained that the university was doing its
best in the area of quality assurance, noting that a directorate has
been created in that regard.

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He also assured the University
stakeholders, especially students of the two programmes that had interim
accreditation that he would not rest on his oars until the needful was
done. He maintained that all necessary academic facilities, equipment
and staffing would be put in place to ensure that both Mechanical and
Mechatronics Engineering Programmes receive NUC full accreditation in

This cheering news underscores the fact that true and astute
leadership is all about solving problems and creating opportunities for

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