The study examined instruments and procedures for academic programmes accreditation in Nigerian Universities. Two hundred and sixty-seven (267) respondents comprised of Directors of Academic Planning, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) and Deans of Faculties were selected from Nigeria Universities using Taro Yamen Formular. The research instrument that was used for data collection was Instruments and Procedures for Academic Programmes Accreditation Questionnaire tagged “(IPAPAQ)” (r = 0.68) and document analysis released by the appropriate agency. Two research questions were postulated and data were analysed using mean score and rank order statistical tool. Results showed that the respondents are aware that Self Study Form (SSF), Bench Mark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS), Programme Evaluation Form (PEF), and Accreditation Panel Report Form (APRF) are instruments employed by the NUC for Programme Accreditation exercises as their mean scores (2.91, 2.89, 2.44, 2.39, 2.42) are more than the criterion mean score (2.50). The results also confirmed that the process, timing and notices for accreditation are timely and convenient as the mean scores (2.53, 2.63, 2.68, 2.35, 3.00) are greater than the criterion mean score (2.50). Therefore, the study recommended that National Universities Commission should continue to formulate the rules, standards and conditions governing assessment and academic accreditation, as well as the procedures which guarantee their application in the various academic institutions.