NUC, NYSC Partner To fight Illegal Universities

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Joel Ajayi

The National Universities Commission NUC has warned that it would continue to ensure the credibility of certificates being issued by Universities in the country and also block the increasing number of fake foreign-trained graduates coming into Nigeria for National Service.

The commission said many universities produce quality graduates while some cannot defend their certificates.

The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed stated this when he hosted the Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office.

While lamenting the falling standard of education in the country especially among the affiliate institutions, Abubakar said NUC has not approved the degree of online universities in Nigeria.

The NUC boss added that University experience encompasses all-round development of every student, hence, the need for proper monitoring.

“NUC and NYSC must work together to help the country in producing quality graduates and NUC will continue to certify the credibility of certificates obtained from Nigerian universities”,  Abubakar said

Speaking further, the Executive Secretary lamented the challenges in vetting the certificates being obtained from universities established by Nigerians outside the country.

He added that NUC had approached EFCC and ICPC to shut down some illegal Universities in the country.

The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said NYSC would not issue it’s Certificate of National Service to unqualified graduates but appealed for stakeholders’ support in its determination towards seamless and credible mobilization process.

 

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