The National Universities Commission (NUC) in its 2021 universities ranking, revealed that only 25 universities in the country have fully accredited courses.
There are 170 public and private universities in Nigeria. According to the NUC, less than 70 per cent of courses offered by other universities are accredited.
NUC in a 146-page report by its Executive Secretary, Abubakar Rasheed, said that the ranking was coordinated by a team of experts drawn from the academic planning units of 91 universities and headed by former NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Peter Okebukola.
In the report, it was revealed that 31 universities have over 90 per cent of their courses accredited. Twenty have over 80 percent accredited; 11 have above 70 per cent and 11 with between zero and 50 per cent accredited courses.
The commission also said eight out of the 113 universities it focused on, including the Nigeria Army University, Biu, in Borno State and Air Force Institute of Technology, have no accredited courses.
While the University of Ibadan (UI) is rated the country’s best with 454.56 points, Redeemers University (RUN) to the second spot with 384.96 points; Covenant University (368.11 points); Ladoke Akintoka University, Ogbomoso (315.23 points) and Federal University of Technology Akure (264.14 points).
However none of the best-ranked universities were listed among the 25 institution that have their courses 100 per cent accredited.