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As a licensed Architect and now a lecturer, reflections on the curriculum and duration for the study of Architecture in Nigeria comes naturally to one. This is mostly necessitated by the observed deficiencies revealed through interaction with some Nigerian university graduates including Architecture graduates in the past.

As a student of Architecture, this nature of thought never crossed my heart, because all we thought about was how to become the next graduate with first class honors. However now, that we have achieved that and moreso even joined the academia as a key player (lecturer) one cant help but speak out about this.

My personal opinion is that the four year duration for the award of Bacherlors degree in Architecture (B.Sc. Architecture) is grossly insufficient; considering the volume of work required to be done. I would expansiate more on the reason for this in my next post, but suffice it to say now that; I would move for an adjustment to a total duration of five (5) years - at least.

Also, the two-year mandatory Master programme which must be done in order to qualify for licensure amongst other things is non-negotiable.

However there are suggestions from some meaningful stakeholders that the practise licensure examination which is currently taken as a seperate exam after a minimum of two years puppilage under a licensed Architect, should be integrated as part of the MSc. final exam and administered by the Architects Registration Council Of Nigeria (ARCON) at the university level.

What do you think about this? Let us discuss your opinions in the comment section below.


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  3. You made your points sir and they are great, certainly you have gone a pretty far to understand better.

    Anyone that has been through or into architecture studies will certainly agree that general school curriculum and timetables does not Favour architecture students; they almost always need extra times.

    Yes it will be right to do what is right? But the main focus should be focused on quality! Quality Education!

    We should have something to show for the years we spend in school.

    Commenting from Intellect Architects

  4. This is the most spirit lifting post I have seen this year. This has always been my concern, why should Architecture graduates be allowed to leave the educational system without any form of registration or licensure by the council? This is despite assessing the students (ARCON jury) and after Students are left to graduate without any form of attestation. Frankly, as you have rightly stated; the two years MSc is non negotiable and I feel Pupillage should as well be integrated so that one leaves the system as a licensed Architect before NYSC.
    It's been a while I visited your blog since the last time I was searching for concrete facia details.
    Thanks for all you're doing Sir 🥰


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