As part of efforts towards ensuring best practices in academics as well as improving productivity in the Nigerian University, the accreditation Panel set up by the National Universities Commission (NUC) recently visited Nnamdi Azikiwe University to evaluate some programmes in the University and to access facilities in some Faculties.
At the end of the review exercise, the Chairman of the Panel, Prof. R. J. Isinubi and some other Chairmen of the various reviewed programmes observed that the Departments being evaluated met the required NUC approved benchmark in the areas of students’ qualification, staffing, workshop, well maintained library books/journals internet connectivity amongst others.
The team commended the University for the development in the various areas visited and urged the University to do more.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS expressed appreciation to members of the accreditation team for visiting the University and contributing positive solutions to the development of education in Nigerian universities. He described the exercise as a strengthening mechanism geared towards re-enforcing and enhancing learning process as well as moving the University to greater heights.
Prof. Ahaneku commended the National Universities Commission for strengthening the University system through its review strategies and making universities in Nigeria to attain a level of vicinity. The reviewed programmes include, Department of Chemical Engineering, Polymer and Textile Engineering; in Faculty of Education: Igbo, French, Economics, History, Building and wood work education, Electrical Electronics Education, Chemistry Education, Health Science, Library and Information Science, Kinetics and Health Education. In Faculty of Arts: Department of Philosophy.
The team was accompanied by the Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Frank Odibo, Deans of Faculties, amongst others.