NINE UNIVERSITIES OPERATING WITH FAKE LICENCE SHUT DOWN

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Nine universities operating with fake licence across the country for some years have been shut down by the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie made this known in one of the commission’s recent bulleting, which he personally signed.

The affected universities include; 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) and 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.

According to the report, promoters of the fake universities have been charged to court.

The commission warned unsuspecting members of the public not to patronize the universities adding that, “Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognized for the purposes of NYSC, employment and further studies.”

One of the universities, Richmond Open University on its facebook page says it is “a distance learning & legally established University recognised under the Federal Republic of Nigeria constitution. Its founder, Jerry Chris Ugwu (pictured) claims to be a professor.

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