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National university commission. Things you need to know

by Dan Hunter
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In 1962, the National University Commission was founded as an agency in the Cabinet Office. By 1974, this Commission becamea statutory organization as well as the first Executive Secretary – Professor Jibril Aminu was appointed.

As a parastatal under the FederalMinistry of Education, the Commission also has a Governing Council. The ExecutiveSecretary of the National UniversitiesCommission is Professor AbubakarAdamu Rasheed, MFR – he has been in the office since 2016.

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national university commission

Among the key functions of the National University Commissionare:

To enhance quality assurance of all levels of academic programmes in universities of Nigeria.

The Commission also grants approval to various academic programmes within the universities of Nigeria.

Would you liketo get the latest news, top headlines, and breaking stories about the National University Commission? You can always get these and many more at the NUC News page.

National university commission accredited courses

You can always get more information about the National University Commission at its official website. If you would like to check the full list of NUC accredited courses, your can always check http://nuc.edu.ng.

In a decent data published by the National University Commission, there are forty-seven StateUniversities, forty-one Federal Universities, and seventy-four Private Universities in Nigeria which are official accredited  by the Commission.

Please see the full list at the NUC Accredited Courses.

National university commission act pdf

The National University Commission Act established the Commission as a corporate body with the responsibility topromotequalityeducationin alllevelsofacademicprogrammes within the Nigerian Universities.

You can download the full file of the Act at NUC Act PDF.

National university commission chairman

The current Chairman of the National University Commission is Professor Shehu Galadanchi. The Executive Secretary is Professor Abubakar Rasheed.

National university commission abuja address

The National University Commission has its headquarters in Abuja. It is located at: The National Universities Commission,No.26, Aguiyi Ironsi Strt., PMB 237 GarkiGPO,Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.

Email address: info@nuc.edu.ng.

National university commission address

national university commission address

There are several offices if the National University Commission in Nigeria.

Below are few of the addresses:

Lagos offices:

  • 33 Glover Street, Adekunle, LagosState, Nigeria.
  • University of Lagos, University Rd., Lagos Mainland Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State.
  • 829Warehouse Rd., Apapa Quays, Lagos State.

Abuja office:

  • 26, Aguiyi Ironsi Strt., PMB 237 Garki GPO,Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.

National university commission of nigeria

The National Universities Commission is agovernment agency established for thepromotion of quality higher education in the country.

It was established in1962, in the Cabinet Office as an advisory agency.

The current headof the Commission is ProfessorShehuGaladanchi. While thefirst Executive Secretary of the NUC was Professor Jibril Aminu.

The headquarters of National University Commission is in Abuja.

National university commission recruitment

Would you like to work with the National University Commission? Your can obtain the application form today online or offline.

Below are some requirements and qualifications:

All applicants must to be at least 25 years old as at when applying. However, they must not be more than 45 years of age.

Applicants must be Nigerians, either by birth or by descent.

How can I apply for the coming NUC recruitment exercise?

If you are interested in this opportunity, you are to send 10 copies of your CV as well as a hand-written application letter to this address:

Interested and qualified candidates are to forward 10 copies of their Curriculum Vitae and a hand-written application to:

The Office of the Director,

Management Support Services (DMSS),

No.26, Aguiyi Ironsi Strt.,

PMB 237,Garki GPO,

Maitama, Abuja.

Or you can apply online athttp://www.nuc.edu.ng.

Foreign university accredited by nigeria university commission

There are several universities that has been accredited by the National University Commission of Nigeria.

If you would like view the full list of these universities, click NUC Foreign Universities Accreditation.

Role of national university commission

The National University Commission has different roles it plays in the education sector of Nigeria.

Some of its roles include’




The Commission grants approval to various academic programmes within the universities of Nigeria

Nuc accreditation 2019

The National University Commission keeps accrediting different Undergraduate programmes among universities in Nigeria.

Here is a list of NUC Accreditation Programmes since 2019.

Nuc approved universities

The National University Commission of Nigeria has approved many Nigerian Universities.

As of 2018, the Commission has approved and releases 40 Federal Universities, 44 State Universities, 74 PrivateUniversities in Nigeria.

Here is the full list of institutions NUC Approved Universities.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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