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FUBK Achieves NUC Accreditation for 12 Programmes

Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) has secured NUC accreditation for 12 programmes. This includes full accreditation for 11 programmes and interim accreditation for one. Learn about the accredited courses, their validity, and the university’s plans for future accreditation. Keep reading to know how this impacts students and the university.

Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) Secures NUC Accreditation

The Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) has achieved a significant milestone. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited 12 undergraduate programmes at FUBK. Of these, 11 programmes received full accreditation, while one received interim accreditation.

Information Details
📅 Accreditation Nov-Dec 2023
🏫 Institution FUBK
📋 Status 11 Full, 1 Interim
🎓 Validity Full: 5 Years, Interim: 2 Years
📜 Faculties Social Sciences, Science
📑 Programmes Business, Economics, History
🔍 Interim One Programme
📈 Future Plan Full Accreditation in 2 Years

Accreditation Details

The NUC conducted the accreditation exercise between November and December 2023. The results, signed by the Acting Director of Accreditation, Engr. Abraham Chundusu, were issued to the university. These results cover programmes in the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences and the Faculty of Science.

Fully Accredited Programmes

The following programmes have secured full accreditation, which is valid for five years:

Interim Accreditation

One programme received interim accreditation. This status is valid for two years, after which the programme will be reassessed for full accreditation.

Vice Chancellor’s Response

Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Zaiyan Umar expressed his delight over the accreditation results. He is optimistic that the programme with interim accreditation will achieve full accreditation within the next two years.

Prof. Umar thanked all stakeholders who participated in the accreditation exercise. He extended his gratitude to the management of FUBK, deans, directors, heads of departments, staff, and students for their support and cooperation, which contributed to this success.

Importance of Accreditation

According to the FUBK Bulletin, Section 10 (1) of the Education (National Minimum Standard and Establishment of Institutions) Act CAP 3LE3, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, empowers the NUC to set Minimum Academic Standards for all academic programmes taught in Nigerian universities and to accredit these programmes.

Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS)

The implementation of the Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) began in the 2023/2024 academic session. FUBK is expected to ensure compliance with CCMAS for all its programmes.

FUBK’s achievement in securing accreditation for its programmes demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education. This success is a collective effort and a step forward in maintaining high academic standards.

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