The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has declared engineering programmes at the University of Abuja, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, and Ambrose Alli University, Edo State unaccredited and the institutions unfit to produce engineering graduates.
The council also warned parents and guardians of prospective students that all engineering courses at the University of Calabar and the Technical University, Ibadan are illegally implemented without resource verification, pre-accreditation, and approval from the regulatory body.
Speaking at a press conference on the outcome of the council’s 179th ordinary meeting on Friday in Abuja, the Registrar of the council, Ademola Adisa, said that the five universities refused to update their licenses for various engineering courses since 2020, resulting in the withdrawal of accreditation and non-recognition of its graduates as engineers.
He said the University of Abuja FCT is running the expired courses in chemical engineering and civil engineering accreditation expired on 26/03/2020, while electronic engineering and mechanical engineering accreditation expired on 20/04/2022.
According to him, Modibbo Adama University Yola’s agricultural engineering failed accreditation, while civil engineering, elect/elect engineering expired on 11/10/2020; adding that the chemical engineering and mechanical engineering both expired on 10/03/2021.
He also said the University of Calabar in Cross River State and Technical University Ibadan, Oyo State, were running illegal engineering programmes that were not accredited by COREN.
The registrar, who spoke on behalf of the council president, Sadiq Abubakar, said, “The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria in its commitment towards ensuring that engineering is regulated in Nigeria in line with global best practice to improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development, is hereby notifying the general public that; The following universities are running engineering programmes with expired accreditation status.”
“Number one, at Modibbo Adama University located in Yola, Adamawa State, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering have been run with failed and expired accreditation status since October 2020.
“Also, at the University of Abuja, the accreditation of courses such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering expired two years ago and no effort has been made to renew its licenses. Additionally, the University of Calabar and Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State are running engineering programmes up to 300 level and 500 level respectively without resource verification and approval by COREN.”