The history of Academic Planning Unit in Nigerian Universities dates back to early 1980s when the unit was established by National Universities Commission to coordinate academic activities and programmes in the Nigerian Universities. This was meant to streamline the uncoordinated growth and development, as well as unnecessary duplication of courses by various teaching units in the university. It was also expected that the unit would collect, manage and interpret data to guide the academic development of universities and to ensure compliance with NUC's minimum academic standards and the University Senate's academic requirements.
The Academic Planning Unit of LAUTECH was established in 2002 to serve as a quality control unit of the University. Hitherto, the duties of the Academic Planning Unit were handled by the Registry Department of the University.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ACADEMIC PLANNING UNIT
In line with the vision and the mission of LAUTECH, the unit is meant to enhance efficiency in teaching, learning and research, and to also ensure the generation, dissemination and publication of qualitative ideas, information and knowledge.
• To ensure the provision of conducive teaching, learning and research environment for staff and students. • To ensure efficient and effective utilization of academic resources. • To ensure the compliance of the university with the National Universities Commission (NUC) guidelines on academic matters • To ensure that the University conforms with international academic planning unit requirement.