UNIABUJA – 14 courses lose accreditation, Director sacked

14 out of the 45 courses at the University of
Abuja » has lost its accreditation.
The university’s director of Centre for Distance
Learning (CDL) Professor Siyan Peter has also
been removed and replaced with Professor
Odumuh Theres a.
According to DailyTrust, the Vice Chancellor of
the institution, Professor Michael Adikwu
confirmed this sack, adding, ” we didn’t send him
away because of corruption… the only accusation
was that there is a charging that is going on .”
Courses that were denied accreditation by the
National Universities Commission (NUC) are
Microbiology, Chemistry, Law, Mathematics
Education, Integrated Science, Geography
Education, Economics Education, Chemistry
Education, Biology Education, Agricultural
Education, Philosophy, Linguistics, English
Language, and Accounting.
READ: UNIABUJA VC gives warning to
matriculating students »
It was gathered that the courses were denied
accreditation due to low staff strength, staff /
students’ ratio and facilities such as classrooms,
libraries.
In a letter to the vice chancellor dated March 26,
2014, NUC said the institution has been banned
from admitting students into courses that were
denied.

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