STAR INFO – Some Critical Information on Universities in Nigeria

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CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

 

Date: February 13, 2009

 

Prepared by Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD

 

 

Sources:

1.Tables below reformulated from   “Licensing, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Nigerian Universities: Achievements and Challenges” by Professor Julius A. Okojie, Executive Secretary/CEO, National Universities Commission, Abuja, Paper presented at the 2008 CHEA Summer Workshop, 26-27 June,2008

 

2.  NUC Monday Memos

3.  Newspaper publications, etc.

 

 

 

TABLE 1:  UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARDS (MAS) NUC SCHEDULE

 

S/N

DISCIPLINE

NO. OF

 PROGRAMS

 

 

 

1989

2006

1

Administration/Management

 10

 13

2

Agriculture

4

 6

3

Arts

 13

 13

4

Basic Medical and Health Sciences

 1

 10

5

Education

10

 37

6

Engineering/Technology

30

 33

7

Environmental Sciences

7

 12

8

Law

1

 1

9

Medicine and Dentistry

 6

 2

10

Pharmaceutical Sciences

1

2

11

Science

11

 17

12

Social Science

 6

 13

13

Veterinary Medicine

1

 1

 

TOTAL

101

 160

 

 

 

TABLE 2:  Proprietorships & Student Populations (2006/2007)

 

 

Ownership

Of Universities

Number

(2009)

Sub-Degree

Undergrad.

Post-Grad

Total

%

FEDERAL

27

49,999

503,154

 57,300

610,453

55.7

STATE

32

 8,734

419,901

 19,459

448,094

 40.9

PRIVATE

34

 357

36,641

 767

 37,765

3.4

TOTAL

93

59,090

 959,696

 77,526

1,096,312

100.0

%

 

 5.4

 87.5

 7.1

 

100.0

 

 

TABLE 3:  STAFF POPULATION IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES (2006)

Level

Number

%

 

 

 

TEACHING STAFF

 

 

Professor/Reader

5,483

20.0

Senior Lecturer

6,475

23.6

Lecturer I and Below

15,436

56.4

Total

27,394

100.0

 

 

 

NON-TEACHING STAFF

 

 

Senior Non-Academic

30,275

42

Junior

41,795

58

Total

72,070

100

 

 

 

Grand Total

99,464

100.00

 

TABLE 4: Total Staff Strength of the Federal University System by University (2005) 

SN

Institution

Non-Academic

Staff

Academic

Staff

Total

1

UI

4348

1130

5478

2

UNN

4586

989

5575

3

OAU

3932

1343

5275

4

Unilag

3748

1104

4852

5

ABU

5314

1460

6774

6

Uniben

3290

974

4264

7

Unical

2649

1181

3830

8

Unilorin

2698

694

3392

9

Unijos

1967

842

2809

10

BUK

1487

534

2021

11

Unimaid

2125

680

2805

12

Uniport

3024

643

3667

13

UDU

1237

467

1704

14

Uniuyo

1748

755

2503

15

NAU

1216

604

1820

16

FUTO

1841

488

2329

17

ATBU

823

341

1164

18

FUTA

1287

490

1777

19

FUT Yola

885

395

1280

20

Minna

30772

452

1224

21

Uniabuja

18975

206

1181

22

Makurdi

1666

315

1981

23

Abeokuta

984

300

1284

24

Umudike

823

352

1075

25

NOUN

514

49

563

26

NMC

175

8

183

27

NFLV

264

37

301

28

NALV

125

15

140

29

NINLA

216

26

242

30

DAC

434

75

509

31

NUC

695

7

702

Total

 

55848

16856

72704

Source: NUC Monday Memo Vol. 5 No. 8, February 20, 2006

 

TABLE 5: Academic Staff Strength of the Federal University System by University and Level (2005) 

SN

Institution

GA

AL

L-II

L-I

S-L

AP

P

VC/ExVC

Total

1

UI

22

147

225

237

212

34

249

4

1,130

2

UNN

99

104

131

135

354

41

124

1

989

3

OAU

111

185

144

266

270

119

245

3

1,343

4

Unilag

206

78

169

173

250

68

157

3

1,104

5

ABU

159

118

464

255

209

72

176

7

1,460

6

Uniben

59

112

171

234

234

87

105

2

974

7

Unical

204

252

199

214

159

80

72

1

1,181

8

Unilorin

59

107

96

125

167

22

116

2

694

9

Unijos

36

96

165

163

179

128

69

6

842

10

BUK

71

57

43

138

166

18

36

5

534

11

Unimaid

98

42

64

204

147

50

70

5

680

12

Uniport

26

47

84

168

216

19

82

1

643

13

UDU

20

31

79

121

137

33

45

1

467

14

Uniuyo

101

156

148

109

125

58

57

1

755

15

NAU

49

75

87

102

214

31

45

1

604

16

FUTO

37

59

90

105

96

50

48

3

488

17

ATBU

39

69

74

47

51

31

28

2

341

18

FUTA

8

123

104

93

80

30

51

1

490

19

FUT Yola

40

122

38

83

60

20

30

2

395

20

Minna

30

87

89

101

88

17

39

1

452

21

Uniabuja

18

21

27

52

43

19

25

1

206

22

Makurdi

57

39

69

66

48

6

29

1

315

23

Abeokuta

7

48

80

49

46

32

36

2

300

24

Umudike

9

32

45

53

63

23

26

1

252

25

NOUN

6

6

12

19

5

1

49

26

NMC

7

1

8

27

NFLV

3

9

8

7

7

2

1

37

28

NALV

7

3

1

1

2

1

15

29

NINLA

1

3

5

4

8

2

2

1

26

30

DAC

8

29

13

12

10

1

1

1

75

31

NUC

 

7

7

Total

 

1,554

2,251

2,918

3.323

3,653

1,110

1,977

70

16,856

Source: NUC Monday Memo Vol. 5 No. 8, February 20, 2006 
 

GA = Graduate Assistant

AL = Assistant Lecturer

L-II = Lecturer II

L-I = Lecturer I

S-L = Senior Lecturer

AP = Associate Professor

P = Professor

VC/ExVC Vice Chancellor/Ex-Vice Chancellor

 

 

TABLE 6:  ACCREDITATION HISTORY OF UNIVERSITIES BY NUC

 

YEAR

No. of Programs

Accredited

STATUS OF ACCREDITATION

 

 

FULL

INTERIM

DENIED

 

 

 

 

 

1990/91

837

185

572

79

 

 

(22.1%)

(68.4%)

(9.5%)

 

 

 

 

 

1999/2000

1,119

128

801

190

 

 

(11.4%)

(71.6%)

(17%)

 

 

 

 

 

2005/2006

1,670

748

810

112

 

 

(44.8%)

(48.5%)

(6.7%)

 

 

 

 

 

2007

872

599

247

26

 

 

(68.7%)

(28.3%)

(3.0%)

 

 

 

Table 7:  Uniform Academic Salary Scale (UASS) of Nigerian Universities Academic Staff

 

 

UASS

Level

No.

Of

Steps

Or Scales

UASS*

Ranges

Annual

Academic

Staff

Level

01

6

step 3 (N198, 755)

Grad Asst., etc.?

02

8

N220,093 X 7238 – 270,759

Assistant Lecturer

03

8

N257,984 X 7958 – 313,690

 

Research Fellow II/Lecturer II

04

9

N338,323 X 13051 – 442,731

Lecturer I

05

13

N420,060 X 18789 – 645,528

 

(N441,063 – N677,804)?

(N457, 637 N683,105)?

Senior Lecturer

06

10

N486,929 – N698,268

 

(N513,360 – N716,568)?

 

Readers

07

10

 

N543,841 – N783,691

 

(N574,174 – N804,799)?

(N522,974.00 -753,549.00)?

 

Professors

 

*The total package (salary + allowances) usually is in the range of 3 to 5 times the basic salary.  For example, a Reader in the University of Ilori on UASS 06 Step 9 recently quoted her salary as N2,602788.56 per annum, which is about 3.7 times the maximum salary of that level.

 

The most quoted range is shown as the first line for each UASS level.

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 8: FACTORS THAT MIGHT DE-MOTIVATE PUBLIC WORKERS

 

 

S/N

Factors (in no particular order)

1

Poor remuneration

2

Inadequate motivation

3

Lack of training and re-training

4

Un-conducive working environment

5

Corruption and mis-management

6

Inadequate working tools

7

Lack of political will

8

Red-tapism

9

Policy inconsistency

10

Poor leadership style

11

Slow budget implementation

12

Non-commitment

13

Bad time management

14

Non-existence of state of the art technology.

15

Mediocrity

16

Poor promotion system

17

Poor attitude and wrong values

 

http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/AAPAM/UNPAN025981.pdf

 

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2 Responses to “STAR INFO – Some Critical Information on Universities in Nigeria”

  1. Dayo says:

    I wonder how the renumeration has changed with introduction of the CONUASS salary scale. This information is all useful to get a feel of what is going one but I would like to see evidence of scholarship-external and internal research grants won, publications in high impact peer reviewed journals, inventions, patents, awards for excellence and how much of the government’s allocation to R&D is available for universities to access, etc. I am sure the answers to some of these questions will provide an explanation for why our universities are so poorly ranked on the continent and globally.

  2. Dayo says:

    I wonder how the renumeration has changed with introduction of the CONUASS salary scale. This information is all useful to get a feel of what is going one but I would like to see evidence of scholarship-external and internal research grants won, publications in high impact peer reviewed journals, inventions, patents, awards for excellence and how much of the government’s allocation to R&D is available for universities to access, etc. I am sure the answers to some of these questions will provide an explanation for why our universities are so poorly ranked on the continent and globally.

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