The National Universities Commission, NUC, has shut down nine universities in nigeria for operating without legal licenses.

News was made public in the NUC weekly bulletin and according to the commission’s executive secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, the universities have been in existence for years and were just extorting money from students who were given fake certificates. The listed universities are:

National University of Nigeria, Keffi (Nasarawa State);

North Central University, Otukpo (Benue State);

Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, (Enugu state);

Richmond Open University, Arochukwu (Abia State)

Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti (Ekiti State)

West Coast University, Umuahia,

Volta University College, Aba, (Abia State) and
the satellite campuses of Ambrose Ali University.

The publication also reveal that:
“In addition to the closure, the following `Degree Mills’ are currently undergoing court actions; the purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers. For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronizes or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk. Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognized for the purposes of NYSC, employment and further studies.”

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