List of Universities licensed by NUC to run part-time and sandwich programs in Nigeria

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The National Universities Commission has released an official list of Nigerian Universities authorized to run Part-time and Sandwich programs in Nigerian.

In a release on its official website, the commission listed all (federal, state, and private) universities that have full accreditation to run legitimate Part-time and Sandwich programs in Nigerian.

Universities licensed by NUC to run part-time and sandwich programs in Nigeria

The NUC also released its official guidelines for conducting Part-time and Sandwich programs in Nigerian universities.

You can also check out other lists of NUC-approved universities in Nigeria for full-time and part-time programs, fake universities in Nigeria, and universities approved for postgraduate programs in Nigeria on


Below are guidelines for conducting Part-time and Sandwich programs in Nigerian universities. All universities currently operating Part-time programs are expected to comply with the guidelines on a program by program basis.

Consequently, universities still interested in running Part-time programs are advised to forward fresh applications to the NUC on a program-by-program basis.

This is, however, subject to the readiness of the university to comply with the following extant guidelines on part-time programs:

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The admission and graduation requirements, Staffing, Library, and physical facilities requirements must be in line with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for the various full-time academic programs;

For a program to be eligible to run on a part-time basis, the approved full-time equivalent must be available in the university, must have earned full accreditation, and must be run within approved campuses;

The enrolment into part-time programs must not exceed 20% of the total students‘ population in the program;

The minimum duration of the part-time programs must be 150% of the approved duration of the Full-Time equivalent;

Approval shall not be granted for part-time programs in Environmental Sciences, Engineering/Technology, Law, Medicine/Medical Sciences, Pharmacy [Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dentistry; and Veterinary Science;

All admissions into part-time programs must be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Part-time programs must be run within approved campuses of universities where the human and material resources for the teaching of the programs are domiciled, i.e. on the main campus of the university;

Part-time programs shall be subjected to the NUC accreditation assessment upon maturity of the program;

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For any program to be eligible for part-time mode, it must have produced two (2) sets of graduates and satisfied the Resource Verification Requirements.
Commencement of a part-time program MUST be subject to NUC‘s approval. Approval of commencement of all part-time programs must be obtained.

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The National Universities Commission shall not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on any university which violates any of the stipulated Guidelines on Part-Time and Sandwich Programmes.

The following Universities are currently approved by the NUC to run part-time programs:


University of Lagos
University of Port Harcourt
University of Calabar
University of Benin
University of Abuja
University of Uyo
University of Jos
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Bayero University, Kano


Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State
Cross River State University, Calabar, Cross River State
Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State
Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu State
Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State
Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State
Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State
Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State
Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

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Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State
Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State
Lead City university, Ibadan, Oyo State
Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State
Benson Idahosa University, Benin — City, Edo State
Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Ondo State
Fountain University, Osogbo.

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