NUC’s Directory of Full Professors in the Nigerian University System, 2017.

Esteemed Vice-Chancellor,


NUC under the able leadership of His Academic Eminence, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed is making history again. No university system in Africa has a database and a published directory of full professors in the system. None whatsoever. I am not sure any exists anywhere on the planet! He has directed that one should be in place and asked the NUC Strategy Advisory Committee (STRADVCOM) to facilitate the process. We are honoured to heed and implement this directive.


Among its numerous benefits, it is the view of the Executive Secretary that the Directory of Full Professors in the Nigerian University System, 2017 (to be updated annually) will be of immense benefit to:


  • Vice-Chancellors in sourcing full professors for external assessment especially for appointment/promotion of senior academics especiallyprofessors.
  • NUC for strengthening its database of experts including members of accreditation panels.
  • Federal and state governments for sourcing experts for various assignments requiring quality scholarship.
  • Development partners for sourcing Nigerian experts for national and international consultancies.


The hard and searchable electronic versions of the publication are due for release by the Executive Secretary on July 2, 2018.


Action Required:


  1. Please request all full Professors in your university appointed/promoted up to December 31, 2017 and who desire to be part of the Directory,to register at the link below.
  2. Please note the maximum number of professors you declared for your University for 2017 in The State of University Education in Nigeria, 2017 in the table below and keep within this number.
  3. You may request your DAP to ensure that only genuine Professors from your university enrol in the Directory. Those on sabbatical and other approved leaves should also be contacted and encouraged to enrol.
  4. To speed up the entry by each Professor, we have provided below, the fields that are required for filling-in so the Professor can study and prepare relevant information to enable him/her complete the form in less than no time. He/she is also to upload the latest CV (in Microsoft Word) to the site.


Deadline for submission of entries is June 30, 2018. Any university or professor that misses out in this inaugural edition will have another opportunity in 2019.  However, we strongly advise that your university and all your full professors should take advantage of being part of this first outing. Since the ES wants to launch on July 2, we regret that we will not be able to extend the deadline of June 30. The online platform is programmed to stop taking new entries from 12 midnight of June 30. We will be happy if all the over 9000 full Professors in the system in 2017are part of this publication.


The link to the online form is:

Very sincerely,

Peter A. Okebukola, DSc, PhD, FSAN, FSTAN, FIAE, DSSE, GIOH, OFR

Distinguished Professor of Science and Computer Education, Lagos State University

Chairman of Council, Crawford University and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Caleb University

President, Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi-Africa)

Tel +2348022904423: | Email:; | Skype: pokebukola|Twitter: @pokebukola

Fields for the Database


Name of Institution College/Faculty (drop down)
Surname Department
First Name Specialisation
Middle Name Sub-specialisation
Maiden Name/Former names Core area of research interest
Sex (male/female) Administrative offices held in the university system (drop down)
Email address PhD Supervision (Number of PhDs produced to date)
Telephone number PhD Supervision (Number of ongoing PhD supervision)
Nationality (drop down) List of top three publications with full references
  Title of Inaugural Lecture
State of origin (if Nigerian)- drop down Upload latest CV (in Microsoft Word)
Date of birth  
Year of obtaining PhD/Terminal Qualification (please state)  
Institution where PhD/Terminal Qualification was obtained  
Year appointed full Professor  
Institution where appointment as full Professor was made  
No of years of university teaching (full time)  
List of universities you are currently offering service



Fellowships (please include acronyms)  
National honours  


Number of Full Professors, December 2017


S/N University Male Female Total
Abia State University, Uturu 98 19 117
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 88 5 93
Achievers University, Owo 8 0 8
Adamawa State University Mubi 8 0 8
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba 32 3 35
Adeleke University, Ede 13 4 21
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State 41 1 42
African University of Science & Technology, Abuja 32 0 32
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 517 62 579
Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan 19 5 24
Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden 26 5 31
Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ikwo 39 5 44
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 18 0 18
Al-Qalam University, Katsina 31 0 31
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 105 19 124
American University of Nigeria, Yola 9 1 10
Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State 3 0 3
Arthur Javis University Akpabuyo Cross River State 5 2 7
Augustine University 5 1 6
Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo 66 13 79
Bayero University, Kano 207 17 224
Baze University 28 0 28
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 0 0 24
Benue State University, Makurdi 63 9 72
Bowen University, Iwo 26 3 29
Caleb University, Lagos 12 1 13
Caritas University, Enugu 24 3 27
Chrisland University 1 1 2
Christopher University Mowe 8 1 9
Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State 9 1 10
Coal City University Enugu State 3 0 3
Covenant University Ota 45 6 51
Crawford University Igbesa 6 2 8
Crescent University 17 0 17
Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar 25 8 33
Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State 5

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