Director of Quality Assurance, National Universities Commission (NUC), N.B. Saliu, has disclosed that the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has gotten full accreditation for twelve courses, including Accounting, Business Administration, Arabic Studies, Theatre Arts, Christian Religious Studies, and English Language.
The other accredited courses are; History, Diplomatic Studies, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, History Education and Social Studies Education.
Spokesperson of the governing council of UNIABUJA, Ediga Agbo, confirming the development, saying the future of the university looked bleak when the courses were assessed by the NUC during its accreditation visit in 2016.
“The situation then looked so bleak that we wondered if there was a university.
“The Engineering students had been sent out to other universities and the medical students were on strike as they had spent 4 to 5 years without accreditation and the Council confronted these situations head-on.
“Today, the university has 53 programmes with 28 having full accreditation, 23 have interim accreditation and others have denials.
“UNIABUJA hopes to get 95 per cent of its courses approved by the NUC during the next accreditation in May.”