The National Universities Commission (NUC) has come hard on three illegal universities operating in Nigeria. NUC has given the following institutions – Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Lagos, Copperstone University, UPTA, USA in Bayelsa and Pathfinder University, Jos (College of Theology and Development Studies) a one-month ultimatum to to close down and submit their notice of compliance or face the consequence of illegal operation.
The commission stated that certificates obtained from these universities will not be recognised or accepted in Nigeria for employment or further studies. The commission also 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.
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