Change of nomenclature from BMAS to Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS)

Stimulation of Blended Learning in its delivery and Unbundling of some existing disciplines

Entrepreneurship has been repackaged with the introduction of programme-specific entrepreneurship

Reduction of the General Studies (GST) course from 36 credit units to 12 credit units of 6 courses

Malam Adamu Adamu
Honourable Minister of Education

Foreword

In furtherance of the “change” mantra of the present administration, I published a roadmap to guide my Ministry on ways of addressing the multiple problems that faced the education sector of the country shortly after my assumption of office in 2016. Known as “Education for Change: Ministerial Strategic Plan – 2016-2019” (updated to 2018-2022), the content of the document reaffirms government’s commitment to strengthening institutional structures and establishing innovative approaches that would quickly revamp the education sector.

Preface

Section 10 (1) of the Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act, Cap E3, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, empowers the National Universities Commission to lay down minimum standards for all universities and other degree awarding institutions of higher learning in the Federation and the accreditation of their degrees and other academic awards. The earliest efforts at giving effect to this legal framework in the Nigerian University System (NUS) started in 1989 following the collaboration between the Commission and Nigerian Universities, which led to the development of the Minimum Academic Standards (MAS) for all programmes in Nigerian universities. The MAS documents were subsequently approved by the Federal Government for use as a major instrument for quality assurance in the Nigerian University System (NUS). The documents were employed in the accreditation of programmes in the NUS for over a decade.

Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, FNAL
Executive Secretary, NUC

Featured Disciplines

Engineering and Technology

Preamble These Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Engineering and Technology in the Nigerian University System.

Agriculture

Preamble The Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Administration and Management Science in Nigerian University System.

Veterinary Medicine

Introduction Two Acts provide the legal framework for the quality assurance and regulatory mandates of the National Universities Commission.  The first is the National Universities Commission Act No. N81 Laws of Federation Nigeria (L.F.N.) 2004.

Social Sciences

Preamble These Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Social Sciences in the Nigerian university system.

Sciences

Preamble The Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Science in Nigerian University System.

Pharmaceutical Science

Introduction Two Acts provide the legal framework for the quality assurance and regulatory mandates of the National Universities Commission.  The first is the National Universities Commission Act No. N81 Laws of Federation Nigeria (L.F.N.) 2004.

Medicine and Dentistry

Preamble The Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are to be used for the undergraduate training in Medicine and Dentistry programmes in Nigeria.

Law

Preamble These Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degree in Law in the Nigerian university system.

Environmental Sciences

Preamble The Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Administration and Management Science in Nigerian University System.

Education

Preamble The Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Education in Nigerian University System.

Communication and Media Studies

Preamble The Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Communication and Media Studies in Nigerian University System.

Computing

Preamble The Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) is for the degree programmes in the Computing discipline stipulates the minimum academic requirements for the training of undergraduates in various programmes in the discipline.

Basic Medical Sciences

Preamble The Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Basic Medical Sciences in Nigerian University System.

Arts

Preamble The Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Administration and Management Science in Nigerian University System. 

Architecture

Preamble The Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) document for the Architecture discipline provides a description and the general characteristics of the first degree programmes in the Architecture discipline.

Allied Health Sciences

Preamble The Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) are designed for the education and training of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Allied Health Sciences in Nigerian University System. 

Administration and Management Science

Preamble Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS)  are designed for the education andtraining of undergraduate students wishing to obtain first degrees in the different areas of Administration and Management Science in Nigerian University System.

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