First published AUGUST 2014 List of illegal universities in Nigeria
This information from The National Universities Commission (NUC) has announced that the under-listed “Universities” have not been licensed by the Federal Government and are, therefore, operating illegally in violation of Education (National Minimum Standards etc) Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
In the statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Julius Okojie, the “Universities” are:
1) National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nassarawa State or any of its other campuses
2) North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses .
3) Christians of Charity American University of Sci. & Tech, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
4) Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State or any of its other campuses
5) Saint Clements University, along Ado-Ekiti, Iyin, Ekiti State or any of its other campuses
6) Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu or any of its other campuses
7) Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
8) Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja or any of its other campuses
9) Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State or any of its other campuses
10) University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
11) University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigerian
12) Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses
13) Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
14) Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
15) Houdegbe North American University or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
16) Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses
17) Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses
18) United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.
19) United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
20) Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
21) Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
22) UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.
23) Saint Augustines University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses
24) Open International University, Akure or any of its other campuses.
25) The International University, Missouri, USA operating anywhere in Nigeria
26) Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
27) Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
28) Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria`
29) Aston University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
30) London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
31) Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
32) Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
33) West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
34) APA University, Utonkon, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
35) Bolta University College Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
36) United Nigerian University College, Okija or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
The statement also added that “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. The relevant Law enforcement agencies have also been informed for their further necessary action.”
Before warned is to before harmed. Don’t be a victim
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Striking polytechnic lecturers would embark on a ‘massive protest’ in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, next week, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Chibuzor Asomugha, has said.
Mr. Asomugha, who spoke on Political Platform, a radio program on Ray Power FM, on Friday morning, expressed his union’s frustration at the federal government’s handling of the six-month-old strike.
The union president said the last meeting between the government and the striking lecturers was held on March 26 in Abuja. He said the government team was led by the Labour Minister, Emeka Nwogu, while the president of the Nigeria Labour President, Abdulwaheed Omar, also attended.
ASUP had earlier rejected the mediation of the Acting Education Minister, Emeka Wogu, accusing him of frustrating the negotiation process.
Mr. Asomugha said ASUP made “further concessions” at the last meeting including agreeing to a two-installment payment of the agreed salaries and allowances; and the setting up of an inter-ministerial committee to review the other contentious issues.
The meeting agreed that the government delegation would brief President Goodluck Jonathan and come up with a “Memorandum of Understanding” that will be signed by both parties “this week”, the apparently frustrated polytechnic lecturer said.
He said ASUP was concerned that since the March 26 meeting, the government had not gotten back to the lecturers.
“It is almost three weeks now,” he said.
Mr. Asomugha said the planned protest would involve market women, students, lecturers and labour unions who are all concerned with how the federal government was treating polytechnic education in Nigeria. He did not state the day of the protest.
He, however, said the union was still seeking an amicable solution to the strike and had written to the Senate President, David Mark, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to intervene in the strike. He added that the Senate President had replied saying he would intervene after conclusion of work on the 2014 budget. The budget was passed by the Senate on Wednesday and by the House on Thursday.
It is not clear why the strike persists as ASUP’s agreement to the two-installment payment of the agreed allowances tallies with an earlier federal government proposal.
The Education Minister, Emeka Wogu, had told PREMIUM TIMES that the federal government and ASUP had agreed on other issues; with the installment payment being the non-resolved one.
Mr. Wogu, speaking through his spokesperson, Simeon Nwakaudu, told PREMIUM TIMES on March 27 that the lecturers had refused the two-installment proposal the government had made; something the lecturers said they have now agreed to with the first installments to be paid in April.
“What is left is payment of arrears, which the government, during one of its meeting with ASUP, offered to pay in two installments,” Mr. Nwakaudu said.
He explained that if ASUP had accepted the offer of two installments, the first payment would have been made in March, while the second would be in November. He disclosed that the arrears for both ASUP and COEASU were over N40 billion.
“Such an amount cannot be paid at once. That’s why we offered it in two installments to the unions, but they insisted on getting it in one go. However, the economy shows that the funds are not there. Too many issues are being tackled: basic education, tertiary education and all sub sectors of education are also involved.”
No Work, No Pay
The ASUP President also said his members are not moved by the government’s no work no pay policy.
“Our salaries have not been paid since March,” he said, adding that the lecturers were not perturbed by that.
PREIUM TIMES learnt that on March 21, a government circular directed the stoppage of the salaries of the polytechnic lecturers.
Corroborating the president’s stance, the ASUP National Publicity secretary, Clement Chirman, told PREMIUM TIMES that the union is not bothered about the policy and would continue the strike until outstanding issues are resolved.
“We have not been paid March salary so definitely that of April will not be paid. ASUP is not moved about this, and if the government does not resolve issues then the strike continues,’ he said.
ASUP has been on strike since October 3, 2013 with an initial 13 demands that was negotiated to four.
“The issue of picking four out of the 13 demands was done with the National Assembly Education committee, both Senate and House of Representatives. We all sat together, including ASUP, and picked out the four key issues. These were the immediate issues that needed to be attended to,” Mr. Nwakaudu said.
The four key issues were the need for a constitution of the Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics, the migration of the lower cadres on the CONTISS 15 salary scale, the release of the White Paper on the Visitations to Federal Polytechnics, and the need for the commencement of the Needs Assessment of Nigerian Polytechnics.
Mr. Nwakaudu said that out of the four issues the federal government had done everything possible to attend to three of them with only the salary issues unresolved.