Nigeria declares 58 universities illegal

Sunday May 27 2018

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities in a crackdown against questionable academic institutions. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MOHAMMED MOMOH
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Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities in a crackdown against questionable academic institutions.

The National Universities Commission (NUC), which grants approvals for establishment of universities and academic programmes, explained that the institutions violated minimum standards.

The universities, many of which have their headquarters abroad, would no longer be allowed to operate in any part of Nigeria.

NUC warned against patronising the affected institution as their certificates would not be recognised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), employment and further studies.

The blacklisted institutions include the University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State; University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, Blacksmith University, Akwa.

Operating anywhere

Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria; Royal University, Izhia, Ebonyi State; Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state; United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses; and United Nigeria University College, Okija in Anambra State have also been blacklisted.

Also named are International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres; Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria; Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria; and Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria; and London External Studies, UK,tsIds" type="hidden" value="2456"/>

Nigeria declares 58 universities illegal

Sunday May 27 2018

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities in a crackdown against questionable academic institutions. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MOHAMMED MOMOH
More by this Author

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities in a crackdown against questionable academic institutions.

The National Universities Commission (NUC), which grants approvals for establishment of universities and academic programmes, explained that the institutions violated minimum standards.

The universities, many of which have their headquarters abroad, would no longer be allowed to operate in any part of Nigeria.

NUC warned against patronising the affected institution as their certificates would not be recognised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), employment and further studies.

The blacklisted institutions include the University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State; University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, Blacksmith University, Akwa.

Operating anywhere

Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria; Royal University, Izhia, Ebonyi State; Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state; United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses; and United Nigeria University College, Okija in Anambra State have also been blacklisted.

Also named are International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres; Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria; Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria; and Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria; and London External Studies, UK,tsIds" type="hidden" value="2456"/>

Nigeria declares 58 universities illegal

Sunday May 27 2018

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities in a crackdown against questionable academic institutions. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MOHAMMED MOMOH
More by this Author

Nigerian authorities have shut 58 universities in a crackdown against questionable academic institutions.

The National Universities Commission (NUC), which grants approvals for establishment of universities and academic programmes, explained that the institutions violated minimum standards.

The universities, many of which have their headquarters abroad, would no longer be allowed to operate in any part of Nigeria.

NUC warned against patronising the affected institution as their certificates would not be recognised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), employment and further studies.

The blacklisted institutions include the University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State; University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, Blacksmith University, Akwa.

Operating anywhere

Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria; Royal University, Izhia, Ebonyi State; Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state; United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses; and United Nigeria University College, Okija in Anambra State have also been blacklisted.

Also named are International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres; Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria; Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria; and Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria; and London External Studies, UK,