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 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