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Federal Government listed JABU among approved private universities for postgraduate programmes



By 'Gbenga Bankole

The Federal Government through
the National Universities Commission (NUC) has updated the list of approved post-graduate awarding institutions in Nigeria.


CAC News gathered that the foremost entrepreneurial university in Nigeria,Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) is among the 31 listed private  universities.


The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees.


“The commission has also observed some parastatals and institutes awarding these same post-graduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliation with Nigerian and foreign universities,” it said.


According to the commission, such practices are not only unethical, “but also antithetical to time -tested quality assurance best practices”.


“The commission hereby notifies the general public that only the following universities have the approval to offer post-graduate programmes at the Masters’ and PhD levels in Nigeria.”


A bulletin from the office of the Executive Secretary dated March 23 contains the list of federal, state and private universities currently allowed to issue such certificates to students in Nigeria.


The bulletin was released a few days after the government ordered the closure of all schools in Nigeria due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Meanwhile, only 31 universities out of 79 private universities were approved for post-graduate studies. The 31 institutions are:

1.African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
2. American University of Nigeria, Yola
3. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
5. Bowen University, Iwo
6. Covenant University, Ota
7. Igbiniedo University, Okada
8. Pan-African University, Lekki
9. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
10. Caleb University, Lagos
11. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
12. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
13. Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State
14. Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc. Only)
15. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc. Only)
16. Madona University, Okija
17. Al-hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc. Only)
18. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike , Enugu state.
19. Adeleke University,Ede
20. Veritas University, Abuja
21. Achievers University,Owo
22. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
23.Baze University, Abuja
24. Bells Universityof Technology, Ota
25. Crawford University, Igbesa
26. . Crescent University, Abeokuta
27. Fountain University, Osogbo
28. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
29. Novena University, Ogume
30. Salem University, Lokoja.
31. Bingham University, Karu


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