Coren Warns Of Unaccredited Engineering Courses At Universities

COREN Warns of Unaccredited Engineering Courses at Universities

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has raised alarms about unaccredited engineering programmes at several universities. These include the University of Abuja, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, and Ambrose Alli University, Edo State.

COREN also warned parents about engineering courses at the University of Calabar and the Technical University, Ibadan. These courses were implemented without proper verification and approval from the regulatory body.

Ademola Adisa, the Registrar of COREN, disclosed this at a press conference. He stated that these universities have not updated their licenses for various engineering courses since 2020.

The University of Abuja’s chemical and civil engineering accreditations expired in March 2020. Meanwhile, its electronic and mechanical engineering accreditations passed in April 2022.

Modibbo Adama University’s agricultural engineering failed accreditation. Its civil and electrical engineering accreditations expired in October 2020.

Editorial

The warning from COREN about unaccredited engineering programmes in multiple universities is a serious concern. It jeopardizes students’ futures and undermines the quality of engineering education in Nigeria.

The lack of accreditation is a clear violation of educational standards. It raises questions about the commitment of these institutions to providing quality education.

The concerned universities must act swiftly. They must comply with COREN’s regulations to ensure the credibility of their engineering programmes.

Did You Know?

  • COREN is the regulatory body responsible for the accreditation of engineering programmes in Nigeria.
  • Accreditation ensures that educational programmes meet specific quality standards.
  • The Washington Accord is an international agreement for accrediting engineering degree programmes.
  • Non-accredited engineering programmes can lead to graduates being ineligible for specific professional certifications.
  • The University of Abuja was established in 1988 and is located in the Nigerian capital.

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