Anchor University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has accredited 13 courses at the Anchor University, Lagos.

The school presented 13 out of the 15 courses run by the faith-based institution and 11 of them were granted full accreditation while two were granted interim accreditation.

Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Joseph Afolayan announced the results of the University’s first accreditation exercise during an emergency Senate meeting held recently.

National Universities Commission (NUC) had approved 15 programmes for the University at its take-off in 2017, 13 of which were presented for accreditation in October/November 2019 as provided by NUC guidelines.

Expectedly and as further proof of Anchor University’s culture of excellence, the Commission returned all the programmes presented by the University accredited.

Afolyan commended members of the Senate for their efforts during the exercise.

He said the result was an encouragement to the University and encouraged them not relent in their efforts.

“We thank God for this good news. We were well prepared for the exercise and we should be happy about the results. Considering that the exercise was our first as a University, I am most delighted and appreciate all your contributions,” he said.

Also speaking while presenting details of the results to the Senate, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director of Academic Planning, Prof Fatokun, J.O said the result was an encouragement to the University and everyone who contributed to the exercise.

In his words, “To the glory of God, all our programmes were accredited by the Commission. Even more, none of the programmes had an overall score below 80% while many scored well above 90 percent.”

The programmes presented for accreditation last year were Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting; Economics; Mass Communication; Business Administration; Political Science; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics; Microbiology; Physics; English & Literary Studies; and History & Diplomatic Studies.

Eleven of the programmes were granted full accreditation, while Physics and Economics received interim status. 

Anchor University began operations in 2017 and, like all other approved Universities, is under the supervision of the NUC which ensures all approved Universities in Nigeria undergo programmes’ accreditation exercise conducted every five years.