The Faculty of Engineering of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has secured accreditation for its programmes as the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Engineering secured full accreditation for their Undergraduate programmes, while Petroleum and Gas, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering also secured full accreditation to mount Graduate programmes for the next five years.
This is the first hurdle scaled in securing full full accreditation to both Undergraduate and Post-Graduate programmes which had interim accreditation during the last accreditation exercise. The UNIPORT Faculty of Engineering now has the nod of COREN to run its courses for the next five years.
UNIPORT Engineering Faculty Secures COREN Accreditation
The Registrar of COREN, Engineer Wopa Kamila Maliki, disclosed that the approval which took effect from February 2, 2017 would last until February 2022.
“I write to convey the approval of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), on the accreditation visitation to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma Engineering programmes of your institution from 29th January to 2nd February, 2017.
“The effective date of the accreditation is 2nd February, 2017. It is necessary to point out that Full Accreditation is valid for (5) five years,” part of the letter read, pointing out that the Council would embark on random visits to the University within the validity period of the accreditation to assess the level of compliance to set standards.
We congratulate the management of UNIPORT especially the Faculty of Engineering.