NUC Shut Down Over 60 Fake, Illegal Institutions in Nigeria

NUC Shut Down Over 60 Fake, Illegal Institutions in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC), the foremost regulatory Agency for university education in Nigeria, has closed down about sixty (60) illegal and fake institutions across Nigeria.

The NUC in a statement from the office of its Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, noted that the decision was in a bid to curb the menace of poor education standard due to the surge in the operation of fake and illegal institutions in Nigeria, and its attendant effects on the innocent students in Nigeria.

The NUC noted that the list of those fake schools operating in Nigeria was not even exhaustive and warned the general public especially parents, guardians and prospective students to stop patronising such unapproved institutions by the regulatory body.

The NUC warned that “Certificates obtained from those illegal institutions, would not be recognised for the purpose of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), employment, further studies, among others.

Our Correspondent gathered that one of such illegal and fake institutions is NIPEM and Temple University campuses across Nigeria.

The operators of one of the illegal and fake institutions known as ”NIPEM”, who claimed ambiguous collaborations with other institutional stakeholders, had been ordered to be closed down with immediate effect by the NUC, and the operators of such institution to be apprehended and prosecuted by the relevant security agencies.

The body advised members of the public, who might have been defrauded by these fake institutions, to alert the security agencies to ensure that such bodies were totally eradicated from polluting the Educational Sector in Nigeria.

The body added that students who graduated from such schools are not eligible to use the Certificates obtained from and through the school for any purpose in Nigeria.

Some of the fake illegal institutions listed by the NUC were : Temple University, Abuja, Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State, Metro Aniversity, Dutselwan, Abuja,Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State, Skruthend University, Ngwu Eyeru (Alam) Ndoki. Rivers State, Olympic University, Nsukka. Enugu State, University of Accountancy and Management Study.

Others included: Christians of Clurity American University of Science & Technology, Nkper, Anambra State or any of its other campuses, National Liniversity of Technology. Lufta. Nusawa State, University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses, among several others.


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