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 National Universities Commission and Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES), had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the implementation of their collaboration on higher education quality assurance within West African sub-region.read more
The President and Visitor, FUT Minna, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has said that the directive to enroll all Federal Government employees drawing their salaries from the Consolidated Revenue Fund into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System was irreversible.read more
The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, has expressed concerns over quality of programmes run by affiliate institutions, declaring that for effective delivery of quality university education, there must be synergy between parent universities and their affiliate institutions.read more
In a bid towards increasing the number of quality teachers in the country, the federal government has approved the establishment and immediate take-off of six new Federal Colleges of Education in each of the geo-political zones in the country.read more
As part of the repositioning and revitalisation of university education in Nigeria, the NUC has unbundled Mass Communication as a degree programme into several separate degree programmes,read more
The Executive Secretary, NUC, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed mni, MFR, FNAL has debunked allegations that some staff of NUC were engaged in corruption during accreditation.read more
ABU, Zaria’s Africa Centre of Excellence in Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology under the auspices of the NUC signed an MoU with Nagasaki University, Japan, on Tropical Diseases.read more
The NUC and the TETFund have resolved to jointly host a National Summit on Research and Development (R & D) in the first quarter of next year.read more
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that government investment in the education sector through various interventions far outweighed budgetary allocations.read more