Recognition means the status awarded to an institution that possesses features of a higher education institution and meets the criteria prescribed in the Higher Education Promulgation 2008
All higher education institutions are required to undergo recognition, qualifying them to operate lawfully in the country. The Higher Education Promulgation 2008 has classified higher education institutions under two categories. These are; Universities including Degree Awarding Institutes of Technology and Other Higher Education Institutions. Part 3 of the Promulgation provides legislative provisions on recognition pertaining to Universities and Degree Awarding Institutes of Technology while Part 4 of the Promulgation contains similar provisions about Other Higher Education Institutions. Further details on recognition (for both categories of institutions) can be obtained from Part 3 of the Higher Education Regulations 2009.
An application for recognition must be –
(b) made in writing in the form Application for Recognition.
(c) accompanied with the prescribed Recognition Fees.
(d) accompanied with the following attachments;
(ii) Documents on procedures and policies that relate to academic integrity and honesty
(iii) Information relating to governing body including its relationship to the owners or financial sponsors and its terms of reference and membership
(iv) Organisational chart and an explanation of the relationships and reporting lines among key positions and structure
(v) Documents on student grievance policy and procedure.
How to Make your Application?
An application for recognition must be submitted electronically. Applicants are advised to type responses on the MS-Word Version of the application form and send an electronic copy either in a CD or via email.
(ii) electronic copies of attachments (ii) – (v).
Assessment of the Application
Processing the Application