It stated that the University of Abuja is running courses with expired accreditation, such as chemical engineering and civil engineering, which expired on March 26, 2020, and electronic engineering and mechanical engineering, which expired on April 20, 2022. Agriculture engineering failed accreditation at Modibbo Adamawa State University Yola, civil engineering, elect/elect engineering expired on October 11, 2020, and chemical and mechanical engineering expired on March 10, 2021.
Mechanical engineering and elect/elect engineering are available at Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma until November 12, 2020.
Engr Sadiq Zubair Abubakar, president and chairman of COREN, stated yesterday at a press conference in Abuja that the University of Calabar, Cross River State, is currently running engineering programs up to the 300 level, while the Technical University of Ibadan, Oyo State, is currently running engineering programs up to the 500 level, both without resource verification/pre-verification by COREN.
The COREN president stated that all universities had been officially written to request their programs’ accreditation because they are currently illegal and need to be corrected. Still, there had been no positive response from any of them.
The COREN president, represented by the council’s registrar, Engr Adisa Ademola Bello, stated that COREN, per Section 12 of the Federal Republic Government Gazette No:113 of 3rd March 2023 on regulations on accreditation of engineering programs in Nigeria, provides for the withdrawal of accreditation and non-recognition of graduates of such programs for registration as engineering practitioners.
Failure to rectify their non-accreditation status will result in blacklisting them as non-accredited institutions whose graduates of engineering programmes will not be recognised for registration as engineering practitioners and will lack the legal backing to practice engineering in Nigeria.