Two illegal universities have been sealed in Lagos by the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC).
The institutions, Evangel University of America, Egan,Igando, and Clinton University Study Centre, in Ojokoro, an outskirt of Lagos Statewere shut last Tuesday.
According to the team of the NUC officials that led the operation, the ‘schools’ are unapproved private universities.
Unsuspecting students were already seated for the day’s class sessions when the team of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), the operators of the State Security Service (SSS), and NUC, got to the ‘colleges’.
The proprietor and a bursar of one of the schools were arrested.
At the Evangel Christian University of America, a four-bedroom flat on 2, Akinola Street, Olufemi Estate, Egan, Igando, the enforcement team arrested Dr. Philip Nnaji, the school bursar, a middle-aged man.
Nnaji however feigned ignorance saying he was not aware that the institution was operating illegally. He told the officials that to the best of his knowledge, the institution runs as an affiliate campus of the parent university sited in Illinois, United States of America(USA). He said the Nigerian campus only awards diploma, degrees and post graduate degrees in Theology.
Many of the students, who were shocked at the operations on their college, looked on in amazement. Some of them told The Nation that they were told the school is approved by the NUC, and that was why they enrolled their because regular universities continually denied them admission opportunities. (The Nation)
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