The Faculty of Engineering has survived the first hurdle in securing full accreditation for its programmes as the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), has finally granted full accreditation to both Undergraduate and Graduate programmes which hadonly interim accreditation during the last exercise. With the outcome of the latest exercise in its favour, the Faculty of Engineering now has the nod of COREN to run its courses for the next five years.
Conveying the approval for Engineering programmes in a letter dated March 20, 2017, which was addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale, a copy of which was obtained by UniPort Weekly, Registrar of COREN, Engineer Wopa Kamila Maliki, disclosed that the approval which took effect from February 2, 2017 would last until February 2022. He further revealed that Petroleum and Gas, Civil, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering secured full accreditation for their Undergraduate programmes, while Petroleum and Gas, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering also secured full accreditation to mount Graduate programmes for the next five years.
“I write to convey the approval of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), on the accreditation visitation to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma Engineering programmes of your institution from 29th January to 2nd February, 2017.
“The effective date of the accreditation is 2nd February, 2017. It is necessary to point out that Full Accreditation is valid for (5) five years,” part of the letter read, pointing out that the Council would embark on random visits to the University within the validity period of the accreditation to assess the level of compliance to set standards.
Responding to the development, a visibly elated Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Maureen Etebu, disclosed that the news of securing full accreditation status was well-received by staff and students of the Faculty. “The Faculty is rejoicing that it has secured accreditation from the apex regulatory body of our profession. At the last exercise, we secured interim accreditation, so what we needed was the full accreditation that we have just secured and we are very happy at this development that would now motivate staff and students to concentrate on academic excellence.
This is a clean bill that would enable us continue in our mandate of teaching, carrying out research and community service in the various fields of Engineering in this University,” Professor Etebu stated. She praised the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lale for creating an enabling environment that brought the success story to her Faculty, promising to justify the support from the Management of the University.