11 programmes received Full Accreditation status
11 programmes of the 24 Academic Programmes of the Northwest University, Kano in four faculties (Humanities, Education, Science, and Social and Management Sciences) visited during the maiden accreditation by the National Universities Commission, received Full Accreditation status (representing 45.8%), 13 programmes received Interim status (representing 54.1%), and none got denied.
The results of the accreditation exercise were delivered to the University in a letter with its reference number as: Ref. NUC/ES/412/VOL.10/405 dated 16th May 2016. According to a copy of the Vice-Chancellor’s 2016 Second Quarter Report to the Governing Council of the University and made available to the Information, Publications and Public Relations Unit, programmes with Full Accreditation will have it valid for five years and those with Interim for two years, after which the accreditation team will visit the university again for the exercise.
The report stressed the need to have more laboratories, proper staff mix, adequate staff with PhDs and funding to enable those programmes with interim accreditation to be fully accreditated.
On the whole, this was a very good performance considering that this was Northwest University’s first accreditation.
Meanwhile, one programme (B.A History) was found to be outstanding and arrangements have been made by the NUC to visit this programme in September 2016.