This paper investigates the accreditation process.

Fountain University’s exercise, indicating

the function of

in the exercise, according to the National Universities Commission’s definition of

accreditation. The focus was on the library’s holdings, the quantity and quality of materials, and their current status.


The accreditation process confirms that the institution maintains clearly defined educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and relevant to the degrees it offers. The process encourages evaluation and improvement while providing a means of ongoing accountability to the public. It is based on reasoned judgment. This research aims to shed light on

to the accreditation process at Fountain University, Osogbo, in order to share library experiences as the integral p

The institution’s art. As a result, the paper

This paper investigates the accreditation process.

Fountain University’s exercise, indicating

the function of

concluded that Fountain University’s NUC accreditation status statement is also an

confirmation that the institution is consistently committed to the Commission’s accreditation principles and philosophy.

Accreditation, certification

Introduction to Academic Libraries, National Universities Commission, and Fountain University

Accreditation is a process in higher education that involves self-study and external quality review to assess an institution and/or its programs for quality standards and the need for quality improvement.

ditation, as well as whether it is achieving its stated mission


Typically, the procedure

Self-evaluation, peer review, and a site visit are all part of the process.

Standards and guidelines for accreditation in N

igeria educational system is aimed at strengthening

programs for quality assurance and quality improvement.

It is a procedure that assists institutions in developing and growing.

maintaining effective educational programs and ensuring the educational community

l public, as well as other

organizations that the accredited institution has met high quality and effectiveness standards.

University program accreditation and subsequent


The N.U.C’s nationwide tertiary institution accreditation remains substantively superficial, particularly in the absence of a mechanism.

to ensure that the prescribed programs are carried out by competent and

qualified personnel both in the administrative and academic sectors of the university, according to l aid down criteria.

Institutional accreditation has to incorporate both internal self assessment and external judgments .

While it is very necessary that there should be certain minimum standards agreed upon and which guide the

It is equally desirable to acknowledge the internal peculiarities of each institution’s operations across the country.

(Colleges Commission) 2001, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) As a result, the accreditation process should provide a means of recognizing some levels of performance, quality, and integrity that inspire confidence in the public and the broader educational community. One widely held belief is that accreditation is intended to provide quality assurance.

Quality in postsecondary education is monitored by bodies such as governmental agencies and professional associations. (Enser, 2002) It is also believed that the accreditation process is carried out in order to assess an institution or program against some (usually not clearly articulated) minimally acceptable standards in order to protect the institutions themselves.

Their students and the general public.


Fountain University’s History

The Nasrul-Lahi-Il-Fatih Society of Nigeria owns Fountain University.

NASFAT); Nigeria’s leading Islamic Society. Fountain University is dedicated to the total development of men and women imbued with high academic, Islamic moral, and ethical values in a supportive environment, through appropriate teaching, research, and service.


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