Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has issued a cautionary statement to parents and guardians of prospective students seeking admission into the University of Calabar to study engineering.
The council expressed its concerns that all engineering courses offered by the university have not been accredited, thereby rendering them unsuitable for producing qualified engineering graduates.
During a press conference held following COREN’s 179th ordinary meeting on Friday in Abuja, Ademola Adisa, Registrar of the council, revealed that Unical as well as the University of Abuja, Modibbo Adama University located in Yola and Ambrose Alli University situated in Edo State failed to renew their licenses for various engineering programs since 2020. Consequently, this failure led to withdrawal of accreditation and non-recognition of its graduates as engineers.
COREN expressed discontent and explicitly stated that engineering programmes offered in the University of Calabar and Technical University, Ibadan, were conducted without proper resource verification, pre-accreditation, or approval from the regulatory body.
The University of Abuja, he said, was running chemical engineering and civil engineering accreditation whose accreditation expired on 26/03/2020, while electronic engineering and mechanical engineering’s accreditation expired on 20/04/2022.
Authorities of the University of Calabar, were yet to respond with an official statement at press time.
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