The National Universities Commission (NUC), the foremost regulatory Agency for university education in Nigeria, has shutdown about sixty (60) illegal and fake institutions across the country.
The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Adamu in a press statement 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.
Adamu stated that the list of 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.
One of such illegal and fake institutions is NIPEM and Temple University campuses across Nigeria.
The Operators of the illegal and fake institution 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 NUC, therefore 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.
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 fake illegal institutions listed by the NUC were; Temple University, Abuja, Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State, Metro University, Dutselwan, Abuja, Skruthend University, Ngwu Eyeru (Alam) Ndoki. Rivers State, Olympic University, Nsukka. Enugu State, University of Accountancy and Management Study.
Others are Christians of Clurity American University of Science & Technology, Nkper, Anambra State or any of its other campuses, National University of Technology. Lafia. Nasarawa State. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses, among several others.