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 on 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. The academic accreditation is provided by the National University Commission (NUC) while the professional accreditation 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)
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Caleb University, Imota, Ikorodu Lagos
- Covenant University, Ota
- Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu
- Federal University of Technology, Akure
- Federal University of Technology, Minna
- Imo State University, Owerri
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
- University of Jos, Jos
- University of Lagos, Lagos
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Accredited to award B.Sc., B.Tech. (Architecture) Only
- Bayero University, Kano
- Caritas University, Enugu
- Crescent University, Abeokuta
- Federal University Birnin-Kebbi
- Federal University of Technology, Owerri
- Lead city University, Ibadan
- 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)
- Bells University of Technology, Ota
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ulli
- Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
- River State University, Portharcourt
- University of Uyo, Uyo
Accreditation for the B.Sc./M.Sc. (Architecture) Only
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
- Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu
- Kaduna State University, Kafachan
- 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.