To be a dynamic regulatory agency acting as a catalyst for positive change and innovation for the delivery of quality university education in Nigeria.
To ensure the orderly development of a well coordinated and productive university system that will guarantee quality and relevant education for national development and global competitiveness.
The Goals of the National Universities Commission are:
- Attainment of stable and crisis-free University System.
- To work with Nigerian Universities to achieve full accreditation status for at least 80% of the academic programmes.
- To initiate and promote proficiency in the use of ICT for service delivery within the Commission and the Nigerian University System.
- Upgrade and maintain physical facilities in the Nigerian University System for delivery of quality university education.
- To match university graduate output with national manpower needs.
- To foster partnership between the Nigerian University System and the private sector.
The Functions of the Commission are:
- To advise the President and State Governors, through the Minister, on the creation of new universities and other degree-awarding institutions in Nigeria;
- To prepare, after consultation with the State Governments, the universities, the national manpower Board and such other bodies as it considers appropriate, periodic master plans for the balanced and co-coordinated development of all universities in Nigeria;
To lay down Minimum Academic Standards in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to accredit their degrees and other academic awards;
- To ensure that quality is maintained within the academic programmes of the Nigerian University System;
- To make such other investigations relating to higher education as the Commission may consider necessary in the national interest;
- To inquire into and advise the Federal Government on the financial needs, both recurrent and capital, of university education in Nigeria and, in particular, to investigate and study the financial needs of university research and to ensure that adequate provision is made for this in the universities;
- To take into account, in advising the Federal and State Governments on university finances, such grants as may be made to the Universities by the Federal and State Governments, private proprietors and by persons and institutions in and outside Nigeria;
- To undertake periodic reviews of the terms and conditions of service of personnel engaged in the universities and to make recommendations thereon to the Federal Government where appropriate;
- To recommend to the Visitor of a university that a visitation be made to such university as and when it considers it necessary;
- To act as the agency for channeling all external aid to the universities in Nigeria;
- To receive block grants from the Federal Government and allocate them to Federal Universities in accordance with such formula as may be laid down by the National Council of Ministers.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu commissioned BUK’s new world class Senate Building which was named after the 9th Vice Chancellor and current Executive Secretary, NUC, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed.
The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor to the University of Lagos has set up a Special Visitation Panel to look into the crisis at the University and submit a report of their recommendations within two weeks.
The Executive Secretary, NUC Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, charged Nigerian universities to provide the required Leadership towards Containment of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Following the retirement of the Acting Director, Inspection and Monitoring, Mrs. Agnes Bamgbala, the Management at its Special meeting of Tuesday, 14th July 2020 approved the appointment of Mrs. Lydia T.K. Imoroa as Acting Director of the Directorate
Blended Classrooms New Path For Varsities Post-covid-19 — Okebukola Bags Pillar of Africa e-learning Award
A Professor of science and computer education and former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Peter Okebukola has said the only way for academic institutions, especially at the tertiary’ level to remain relevant and effective in performing their roles after the COVID crisis was to embrace ‘Blended Classrooms’ Learning Environment.
The Federal Government has directed Ministries, Departments and Agendes to create isolation centres in offices as part of additional steps to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
The Honourable Minister of Educatio , Malam Adamu Adamu has disclosed that the federal government has constituted visitation panels that would soon be visiting all Federal Universities to audit their activities in the last few years.
The Federal Government has taken steps to address all issues surrounding the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in the Tertiary Education Trust Fund National Research Fund from 3.5 billion naira to 7.5 billion naira for the year 2020.