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NUC names 67 illegal universities in Nigeria [Full list]

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has published a list of 67 illegal universities in Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed signed a public notice on the NUC website.

The names include those who claim to be affiliates of foreign universities in the country.

In the list below, institutions that have ‘other campuses’ are indicated with “others”; those ‘operating anywhere in Nigeria’ have “anywhere” as suffix.

1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies

2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra (& others)

3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos (& others)

4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin (& others)

5. Blacksmith University, Awka (& others)

6. Volta University College, Volta Region, Ghana (& others)

7. Royal University, Izhia in Abakaliki, Ebonyi (& others)

8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi (& others)

9. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo (& others)

10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra (& others)

11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue (& others)

12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers (& others)

13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau (& others)

14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos (& others)

15. Collumbus University, UK (anywhere)

16. Tiu International University, UK (anywhere)

17. Pebbles University, UK (anywhere)

18. London External Studies, UK (anywhere)

19. Pilgrims University (anywhere)

20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue (& others)

21. West African Christian University (anywhere)

22. Bolta University College, Aba (& others)

23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) – Kaduna illegal campus

24. Western University, Esie, Kwara (& others)

25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja (& others)

26. EC-Council USA, Ikeja, Lagos Study Centre

27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko in Uyo, Akwa Ibom (& others)

28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin (& others)

29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja (& others)

30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja (& others)

31. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo (& others)

32. Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo (& others)

33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria

34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra

35. Open International University, Akure

36. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo

37. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta

38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja

39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers

40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu

41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja

42. Temple University, Abuja

43. Irish University Business School, London (anywhere)

44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa

45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe

46. University of Education, Wenneba, Ghana (anywhere)

47. Cape Coast University, Ghana (anywhere)

48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic

49. Pacific Western University, Denver – Colorado, Owerri

50. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos

51. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)

52. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.

53. University of West Africa, Kwali, Abuja

54. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom

55. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna

56. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger

57. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology (anywhere)

58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos

The NUC confirmed that others are undergoing further investigations/court actions in a bid to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees/charges

1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa

2. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue

3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu

4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia

5. West Coast University, Umuahia

6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti

7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia

8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University

9. L.I.F.E. Leadership University, Benin, Edo

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We are awaiting committee result on protest over death of final year student – OAU

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife says it is still awaiting the report of the committee set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a student of the Foreign Languages department, Aisha Adesina.

Recall that the institution indefinitely shut down academic activities following students protests.

The late final year student was said to have died at Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was referred to by the university’s health centre.

The institution then set up a committee and gave it the mandate to investigate the protest and the cause of the death of the final year student within two weeks.

However, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on Academics of the institution, Prof. Bola Babalola on Friday implored parents and guardians to exercise patience.

He disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Friday during the commissioning of a redesigned and refurbished postgraduate seminar room sponsored by OAU Accountant set 2001 alumni.

She said, “The University will wait for the committee investigating the remote and immediate causes of the protest. We implore parents and guardians to exercise patience as the committee undertaking the assignment.”

The President of the Alumni group, Tolulope Ogundipe said the project was born out of a quest to give back to their alma mater and to project the greatness of OAU.

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FG bans SS1, SS2 students from participating in WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

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The Federal Government has stopped students in Senior Secondary School one and two from participating in external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE; the National Examination Council, NECO; and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB.

The development was contained in a circular issued to principals of federal unity schools by the Federal Ministry of Education.

The circular was signed by the ministry’s Director, Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, and confirmed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.

The circular read, “The ministry’s attention has been drawn to the flagrant disregard to its directive on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students.

“Students who are involved in the practice find it difficult to settle down on serious studies. They become unruly and distract other students from achieving their goals.

“Any student caught to have written any of the above examinations in SS1 or SS2 classes will be expelled from the college. All students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.

“All students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college.”

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UN Condemns Attack on Schools, Calls for More Efforts to Protect Students

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The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has strongly condemned the incessant attacks on schools and kidnappings that have affected hundreds of children in a number of states in Nigeria.

In his statement on the 2021 International Day to Protect Education from Attack, commemorated every September 9, Kallon noted that attacks on schools are a direct attack on the future generation, adding that it is traumatic for the children, undermines their individual dignity, and sometimes leads affected families to withdraw them from education entirely.

He expressed displeasure over the attacks, calling on the Federal and State Governments to do more to protect schools from attack and to ensure that teaching and learning is safe and conducive in all schools in Nigeria.

The Resident Coordinator observed that whenever teaching and learning is disrupted, the impact on human capital development is enormous as the recovery period is always tortuous and longer than the length of the initial disruption.

According to him, Nigeria cannot afford to leave the situation of incessant attacks on schools to remain unabated. “Children are traumatized; parents are scared; teachers and school administrators are afraid; attacks on schools are gradually spreading to areas not known to insurgencies. With education under attack, the collective future of Nigeria is under threat. This must stop now.”

He encouraged the government to review progress made in implementing safe schools under the declaration and fully put into practice commitments made in 2019 by taking decisive action to protect education from attack and give “this great nation’s children the chance to fulfill their promise.”

Kallon explained that too often, the right to education fell under attack, especially in conflict-affected areas, where entire populations could be denied learning.

He said further, “With over 10 million children already out of school, conflict has aggravated the situation and deeply affected education and the prospects of many young people, especially it’s most vulnerable ones. In the last academic year, it is estimated that 1.3 million children have been impacted by attacks or abductions at schools in Nigeria.”

The statement remarked that across the north-east region alone, over 600,000 children remain out of school and some 1.1 million need educational support to stay in school. This has all been compounded by the setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the statement, “UN Agency for children, UNICEF has been working hard to expand the availability of classrooms and teachers in Nigeria’s most conflict-affected regions. Furthermore, the Agency has been supporting the Government of Nigeria in its efforts to implement the Safe Schools Declaration which was ratified in 2019. Over the past five years, according to UNESCO, there have been 13,400 reports of attacks on education facilities worldwide with more than 22,000 students and teachers harmed or killed.

“The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of children in conflict-affected areas growing up without access to education. Education is a fundamental human right, one that is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an essential driver for fostering peace, promoting just societies, and supporting sustainable development.”

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