- Federal government has vowed to demolish illegally operating higher institutions across the country
- This revelation came after FG released N16.8 billion for the Academic of Academic Staff Union of Universities to end its strike
- Members of the public have been urged by the minister of education to report illegal institutions
The federal government has restated its commitment to clear the mess surrounding the Nigerian education system by demolishing institutions perceived to be operating illegally across the country.
The minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this known when he was reporting the the next move by the federal government to ''crackdown hard'' institutions operating without licences, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers from the report that at least 66 universities and 68 polytechnics and specialised technical colleges have already been identified by the government for running courses and awarding certificates without legal operating licences.
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Adamu, who said the regulatory body has been mandated to carry-out the crackdown, also urged members of the public to report illegal institutions, adding that this would go a long way to save the education system of the country.
He said: ''The agencies have already gone to work and the impact is being felt across the country. Where necessary we shall demolish such institutions.''
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that in a decisive effort to resolve issues that started the Academic Staff Union of Universities' prolonged strike, the federal government had released N16.8 billion to settle outstanding salary arrears of lecturers in universities.
The minister of education revealed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Saturday, February 2, adding that the fund was to be released by the office of the accountant general of the federation.
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