Major Curriculum Revamp: Nigerian Universities Introduce New Academic Framework

Major Curriculum Revamp: Nigerian Universities Introduce New Academic Framework

Major Curriculum Revamp: Nigerian Universities Introduce New Academic Framework. The National Universities Commission (NUC) recently introduced a revamped curriculum for Nigerian universities. During a meeting with stakeholders last week, Dr. Chris Maiyaki, the acting Executive Secretary of the commission, emphasized that the implementation of this new curriculum is scheduled to commence in September 2023. This was also referenced in the recently published NUC Bulletin “FG Insists CCMAS Implementation to Begin September 2023”

Maiyaki explained that the new curriculum, Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS), “He emphasized that 70% of the total content of the CCMAS provided by the experts under the watch of NUC and the 30% of the other contents ceded to the individual University Senates to depict the uniqueness of their various universities was a welcomed novel idea which would impact positively on Nigerian Universities”.

Major Curriculum Revamp: Nigerian Universities Introduce New Academic Framework

The revised curriculum, as detailed by The PUNCH, entails the official recognition of 17 distinct faculties in Nigerian universities, including Administration and Management, Agriculture, Allied Health Sciences, Architecture, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Communications and Media Studies, Computing, Education, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.

Noteworthy aspects of the curriculum overhaul include the separation of Mass Communications into a unique discipline called Communications, encompassing degree programs in Advertising, Broadcasting, Development Communication Studies, Film and Multimedia, Information and Media Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations, and Strategic Communication. Furthermore, Agriculture has been divided into programs corresponding to its constituent components, such as B.Sc. Agricultural Economics, B.Sc. Animal Science, B.Sc. Crop Science, and B.Sc. Soil Science.

Additionally, the restructuring involves the separation of Architecture into a distinct discipline, offering programs like Architecture, Architectural Technology, Furniture Design, Interior Architecture Design, Landscape Architecture, and Naval Architecture.

Major Curriculum Revamp: Nigerian Universities Introduce New Academic Framework

Included with this article is a detailed list of programs, each categorized within its respective discipline. The List of Newly restructured programmes in Nigerian varsities

Administration and Management

Department of Accounting
Department of Actuarial Science
Department of Aviation Management
Department of Finance
Department of Business Administration
Department of Business Information Technology
Department of Co-operative and Rural Development
Department of Employment and Human Resource Management
Department of Entrepreneurship
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management B.Sc.

Department of Information Resource Management B.Sc.

Department of Insurance B.Sc.

Department of Local Government and Development Studies B.Sc.

Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management B.Sc

Department of Marketing B.Sc.

Department of Office and Information Management B.Sc.

Department Petroleum Information Management B.Sc.

Department Procurement Management B.Sc.

Department of Project Management

Department of Public Administration

Department of Security and Investment

Department of Taxation

Department of Transport Management

Faculty of Agriculture

  1. Agribusiness
    B.Sc. Agribusiness
  2. Agricultural Science (5-year option)
    B. Agriculture
  3. Agricultural Economics
    B.Sc. Agricultural Economics
  4. Agricultural Extension
    B.Sc. Agricultural Extension
  5. Animal Science
    B.Sc. Animal Science
  6. Crop Science
    B.Sc. Crop Science
  7. Family and Consumer Sciences
    B. Sc. Family and Consumer Sciences
  8. Fisheries and Aquaculture
    B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  9. Food Science and Technology
    B. Sc. / B. Tech
    10.Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
    B.Sc. Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
  10. Horticulture and Landscape Management
    B.Sc. Horticulture and landscape Management
  11. Soil Science
    B.Sc. Soil Science
  12. Water Resources Management and Agro-meteorology
    B.Sc. Water Resources and Ago-meteorology

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  1. Audiology – B.AUD
  2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine – B.Sc. CAM
  3. Dental Technology B.Sc. DNT
  4. Dental Therapy B.DT
  5. Environmental Health Science B.EHS
  6. Health Care Administration and Hospital Management B.Sc. HAM
  7. Health Information Management
  8. Information Technology and Health Informatics B.Sc. ITH
  9. Medical Laboratory Science BMLS
  10. Nursing Sciences B.N.Sc
  11. Human Nutrition and Dietetics B.Sc.
  12. Occupational Therapy B.OT.
  13. Optometry O.D
  14. Pharmacology B.Sc. PHA
  15. Physiotherapy DP
  16. Prosthetics and Orthotics B.Sc. P&O
  17. Public Health B.Sc.
  18. Radiography B.Rad
  19. Speech-Language Therapy B.SLT


  1. Architecture
  2. Architectural technology
  3. Furniture design
  4. Interior architecture design
  5. Landscape architecture
  6. Naval architecture


B.A Folklore

B.A Film production

B.A African Languages and Literature Efik

B.A African Languages and Literature Hausa

B.A African Languages and Literature Ibibio

B.A African Languages and Literature Igbo

B.A African Languages and Literature Yoruba

B.A African Traditional Religion

B.A Arabic

B.A Archaeology

B.A Chinese language

B.A Christian Religious Studies

B.A Christian Theology

B.A Classics

B.A English Language and Literature in English

B.A history and diplomatic studies

B.A History

B.A Islamic studies

B.A Linguistics

B.A Modern European Languages French

B.A Modern European Languages German

B.A Modern European Languages German

B.A Modern European Languages Russia

B.A Music

B.A Philosophy

B.A Religious Studies

B.A Theatre Arts

Basic Medical Sciences

  1. Human Anatomy B.Sc.
    2 Physiology B.Sc.

Communications and Media Studies

BSC advertising

BSC Broadcasting

BSC Development Communications Studies

BSC Film and multimedia

BSC Information and Media Studies

BSC Journalism and Media Studies

BSC Mass Communications

BSC Public Relations


BSC Cybersecurity

BSC Software Engineering

BSC Data Science

BSC Information and Communications Technology

BSC of Information Technology

BSC Information System

BSC Computer Science


1 Adult and Continuing Education B. Ed
2 Agricultural Education B. Sc. (Ed)
3 Arabic B. A. (Ed)
4 Biology B. Sc. (Ed)
5 Business Education B. Sc. (Ed)
6 Chemistry B. Sc. (Ed)
7 Christian Religious Studies B.A. (Ed)
8 Computer Science B. Sc. (Ed)
9 Creative Arts Education B. A. (Ed)
10 Early Childhood Education B. (Ed)
11 Economics B. Sc. (Ed)
12 Educational Management B. (Ed)
13 Efik-Ibibio Education B. A. (Ed)
14 English Language/Literature-in-English B. A. (Ed)
15 Entrepreneurship Education B. Ed
16 Environmental Education B. Sc. (Ed)
17 French B. A. (Ed)
18 Geography B. Sc. (Ed)
19 Guidance and Counseling B. (Ed)
20 Hausa B. A. (Ed)
21 Health Education B. (Ed)
22 History B. A. (Ed)
23 Home Economics B. Sc. (Ed)
24 Human Kinetics/Physical Education B. (Ed)
25 Igbo B. A. (Ed)
26 Integrated Science B. Sc. (Ed)
27 Islamic Studies B. A. (Ed)
28 Language Arts and Communication B. A. (Ed)
29 Library and Information Science B. Ed
30 Mathematics B. Sc. (Ed)
31 Music B. A. (Ed)
32 Physics B. Sc. (Ed)
33 Political Science B. Sc. (Ed)
34 Primary Education B. Ed
35 Social Studies and Civic Education B. Sc. (Ed)
36 Special Needs Education B. (Ed)
37 Sustainable Development Studies B. Sc. (Ed)
38 Technology Education B. Tech. (Ed)
39 Yoruba


1 Aerospace Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

2 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

3 Automotive Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

4 Biomedical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

5 Chemical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

6 Civil Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

7 Computer Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

8 Electrical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

9 Electrical and Electronic Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

10 Electronic Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

11 Environmental Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

12 Food Science and Engineering/Technology – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

13 Industrial and Production Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

14 Information and Communication Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

15 Marine Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

16 Materials and Metallurgical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

17 Mechanical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

18 Mechatronics Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

19 Metallurgical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

20 Mining Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

21 Natural Gas Engineering – B.Eng/B. Tech/B.Sc.

22 Petrochemical Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

23 Petroleum Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

24 Petroleum and Gas Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

25 Structural Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

26 Systems Engineering- B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

27 Telecommunications Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

28 Water Resources Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.

29 Wood Products Engineering – B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.


  1. Common Law
  2. Combined Law

Medicine and Dentistry

1 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS/MBChB)
2 Dentistry Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS/BChD)


1 Applied Geophysics B.Sc.
2 Biochemistry B.Sc.
3 Biology B.Sc.
4 Biotechnology B.Sc.
5 Botany B.Sc.
6 Brewing Science and Technology B.Sc.
7 Chemistry B.Sc.
8 Environmental Management and Toxicology B.Sc.
9 Forensic Science B.Sc.
10 Geology B.Sc.
11 Industrial Chemistry B.Sc.
12 Industrial Mathematics B.Sc.
13 Industrial Physics B.Sc.
14 Marine Science B.Sc.
15 Maritime Science B.Sc.
16 Mathematics B.Sc.
17 Medical Physics B.Sc.
18 Medicinal Chemistry B.Sc.
19 Meteorology B.Sc.
20 Microbiology B.Sc.
21 Petroleum Chemistry B.Sc.
22 Physics with Electronics B.Sc.
23 Physics B.Sc.
24 Science Laboratory Technology B.Sc.
25 Statistics B.Sc.
26 Zoology B.Sc.


1 Criminology and Security Studies B.Sc
2 Demography and Social Statistics B.Sc
3 Development Studies B.Sc
4 Economics B.Sc
5 International Relations B.Sc
6 Peace and Conflict Resolution B.Sc
7 Petroleum Economics and Policy Studies B.Sc
8 Political Science B.Sc
9 Politics, Philosophy and Economics B.Sc
10 Psychology B.Sc
11 Social Standards B.Sc
12 Social Work B.Sc.
13 Sociology B.Sc

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