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AE-FUNAI OBTAINS COREN FULL RE-ACCREDITATION FOR ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has approved the full re-accreditation of 3 Engineering programmes of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State.

The approval is contained in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sunday Oge Elom, dated 7th April, 2022 and signed by the Registrar of the Council, Engr. Prof. Adisa A. Bello.

The affected programmes are: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering.

Engr. Prof. Bello noted that the effective date of accreditation of the programmes is 5th April, 2022, and it is expected to expire on 6th February, 2027, pointing out that full accreditation is valid for 5 years.

He further stated that there will be post-acreditation visits by the Council within the period of validity to check on the state of facilities and personnel in the accredited programmes, warning that accreditation may be withdrawn if there is clear evidence of falling standard.

While responding to this cheering news, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Elom assured that the University under his watch will continue to improve the quality of its personnel and facilities to meet global standard, adding that the success of the accreditation exercise is a clear testament of his administration’s resolve to equipping students with the relevant functional knowledge and sellable skills to make them globally- competitive on graduation.

He further thanked the management, staff and students of the University for their contributions to the success of the accreditation exercise., stressing that students of the affected programmes are now expected to study and graduate without hitches.

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) had visited Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, from 1st to 5th February, 2022, for the re-accreditation of 3 undergraduate programmes of the University.