FG discovers 70 fake universities, 125 Colleges of Education  

Education minister

The federal government said 70 illegal universities and 125 Colleges of Education in similar manner have been discovered. 

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to journalists at the 47th session of the State House Ministerial Media Briefing, the Presidential Communications Team organised at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

While speaking on the activities happening on his watch in the Education Ministry, Adamu said the National Universities Commission, NUC, found out 70 fake universities out, while 125 Colleges of Education operating illegally were equally discovered. 

The Minister added that authorities would ensure institutions with question marks over their legality have no place in the country, saying, “As I speak, the NUC has identified approximately 70 illegal universities in the country. We will not rest on our oars in cracking down on illegal universities in the country.” 

Speaking on that of Colleges of Education, “The challenges of illegal Colleges of Education is as profound as that of illegal universities. We have also identified an alarming number of illegal Colleges of Education, totaling One Hundred and Twenty- Five, (125). 

“The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) has written their proprietors to shut down within a specific time frame, after which the appropriate measures will be applied.” 

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