The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has declared that it will start publishing the status of engineering universities across the country annually from this year.
According to COREN, the approval for this initiative was given by council members during its first quarter meeting for 2017.
The President, COREN, Mr. Kashim Ali, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja, stated that the idea behind publishing the status of engineering universities every year was for Nigerians to be able to ascertain the institutions that were viable.
He said, “The council approved the annual publication of the status of universities running accredited engineering programmes. The council also approved that letters of reminders be issued to all concerned vice chancellors on the implication of running unaccredited/expired programmes.
“It will enable parents to know the standard of the university they wish to send their wards to. It will also allow the students know what they are to expect from such engineering universities.
“We are going to be working with the media to make this happen, because it is important for Nigerians to know where they send their relatives to with respect to the study of engineering.”
Ali insisted that to become an engineer from any tertiary institution in Nigeria, COREN must accredit the programme regardless of the accreditation from the National Universities Commission.