NUC reveals 3 illegal universities operating in Nigeria

NUC reveals 3 illegal universities operating in Nigeria

- The National Universities Commission (NUC) has come hard on three illegal universities operating in Nigeria

- The institutions are Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Lagos, Copperstone University, UPTA, USA in Bayelsa and Pathfinder University, Jos (College of Theology and Development Studies)

- NUC gave these universities a one-month ultimatum to submit their notice of compliance or face the consequence of illegal operation

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Wednesday, August 7, uncovered three illegal higher institutions operating in Nigeria.

According to Premium Times, in an advert signed by its director of public affairs, Ibrahim Yakassai, NUC revealed that the names of the said universities are given below:

1. Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Lagos

2. Copperstone University, UPTA, USA in Bayelsa

3. Pathfinder University, Jos (College of Theology and Development Studies).

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The commission said that certificates obtained from these universities will not be recognised or accepted in Nigeria for employment or further studies.

Moreover, NUC gave the proprietors and promoters of these universities a one-month ultimatum to close down their institutions and submit their notice of compliance or face the consequence of illegal operation.

Even more, the commission stated that operation of these universities violate the Education National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act Cap E3 2004, which empowers NUC to shut down all unlicensed institutions.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that NUC had vowed to block the increasing number of fake foreign trained graduates coming to Nigeria for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed who is the executive secretary of the NUC stated this when he hosted the director-general of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his office.

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He said the two bodies will collaborate to ensure the credibility of certificates issued by Nigerian universities.

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