2020 Complete List of ARCON Accredited Schools of Architecture in Nigeria

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has published the list of accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria for 2020. According to ARCON, the purpose of the publication was to inform the public of their choice of schools. It further stated that only schools listed below have been duly accredited to admit students to study architecture in Nigeria.

ARCON also remarked that any school whose name doesn’t appear herein isn’t professionally accredited nor recognized by ARCON to run architectural programs and that graduates from unaccredited schools will not be licensed to practice architecture in Nigeria.

Kindly note that most university programs in Nigeria have 2 accreditations; Academic and professional. Academic accreditation is provided by the National University Commission (NUC) while professional accreditation is by the professional regulatory body, in the case of architecture, ARCON.

Accredited to award B.Sc., B.Tech., M.Sc./M.Sc., M.E.D., or M.Tech. (Architecture)

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  3. Caleb University, Imota, Ikorodu Lagos
  4. Covenant University, Ota
  5. Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu
  6. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  7. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  8. Imo State University, Owerri
  9. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji
  10. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho
  11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa
  12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  13. University of Jos, Jos
  14. University of Lagos, Lagos
  15. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Accredited to award B.Sc., B.Tech. (Architecture) Only

  1. Bayero University, Kano
  2. Caritas University, Enugu
  3. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  4. Federal University Birnin-Kebbi
  5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  6. Lead City University, Ibadan
  7. University of Ilorin, Ilorin

The following schools listed below have their professional accreditation pending due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be restarted after resumption;

Accreditation for the B.Sc./M.Sc. or B.Tech./M.Tech. (Architecture)

  1. Bells University of Technology, Ota
  2. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ulli
  3. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
  4. River State University, Portharcourt
  5. University of Uyo, Uyo

Accreditation for the B.Sc./M.Sc. (Architecture) Only

  1. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  2. Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu
  3. Kaduna State University, Kafachan
  4. University of Benin, Benin City

To check the current accreditation status of your school by ARCON, visit the ARCON’s website for School accreditation.

For more information, click to view and download the ARCON publication on Daily Trust newspaper of Thursday, October 1st, 2020.

10 thoughts on “2020 Complete List of ARCON Accredited Schools of Architecture in Nigeria”

  1. Hello please is Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti Accredited to study architecture?.

    1. Hi Oluwaseun, I don’t have any information on this but you can reach out to the school’s HOD to find out.

    1. Hi Ezekiel,

      If they are not on the list, it may mean that the school is not ARCON accredited but you can contact ARCON for the updated list.

  2. Good day. Thanks for the link from the previous article. I wanted to ask if it is acceptable to get a BSc from an unaccredited university and an MSc from an accredited one to study Architecture in Nigeria and have no problems getting a license to practice after university. I’ve gotten provisional admission into an unaccredited university for Architecture which is why I’m asking all these questions.

    1. Hi Ria.

      Congratulations on your admission. I am hopeful your school will receive ARCON accreditation before you graduate, if that happens you have nothing to worry about.

      Though, there have been situations in the past where students were graduated when their departments either lost or failed to receive ARCON accreditation.

      Before now, NIA conducted the professional exams on behalf of ARCON, and whenever this happens, graduates from unaccredited programs where asked to write special exams called Finals 1 (unaccredited BSc) or Finals 2 (unaccredited MSc) or both for unaccredited BSc and MSc. This usually sets back the final registration of these graduates as architects by 2 to 4 years.

      But today, ARCON conducts the professional exams and thus, have the final say. Kindly contact ARCON to get definite advice.


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