Academic Planning Unit (Pocket Statistics)
The history of the Academic Planning Unit in Nigerian universities dates back to the early 1980s when the Unit was established to coordinate academic activities and programmes in the Nigerian universities and thus streamline uncoordinated growth and development, as well as unnecessary duplication of courses by various teaching units.
It was also expected that the Unit will collect and manage data to guide the academic development of universities to ensure compliance with NUC’s Minimum Academic Standards and the university Senate’s academic requirements. The Academic Planning Unit of the University of Lagos, currently headed by a Professor of Botany as Director, has been discharging its role and obligations in line with NUC guidelines over the years. The Director of Academic Planning is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the Unit.
1.1 PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ACADEMIC PLANNING UNIT
In line with the Vision and Mission of the university, the philosophy of the Academic Planning Unit is to enhance efficiency in teaching, learning and research in the university and to ensure the generation, dissemination and publication of qualitative ideas, information and knowledge. This is with the ultimate objective of:
(i) ensuring the provision of a conducive teaching, learning and research and development environment for staff and students;
(ii) ensuring efficient and effective utilization of academic resources;
(iii) ensuring the compliance of the University with the National Universities Commission (NUC) Guidelines on academic matters; and
(iv) enhancing the conformity of the University with international academic standards.