The National Universities Commission (NUC) has warned Nigerians against patronising online universities saying that any certificate obtained from such institutions would not be recognized.Nigerians have also been warned against patronising Maryam Abacha American University, Niger Republic.
Speaking at a press conference at the headquarters of the commission, Thursday, Director, Information and Public Relations, Ibrahim Usman Yakasaisaid
“Nigeria will not recognize online degrees. Online degrees are not accepted in Nigeria at the moment.”
“We wish to restate that as the only quality assurance agency for universities in Nigeria, the NUC is maintaining its stand that degrees from Maryam Abacha University will not be accepted in Nigeria,” he said“Nigeria will not recognise online degrees.
Online degrees are not accepted in Nigeria at the moment; the Nigerian constitution does not even give recognition to such degrees. Those who ran out of Nigeria for study outside this country are those looking for cheaper degrees. It is either they cannot pass the examinations or they do not possess the minimum entry qualifications.”
He disclosed that the concerned students were offered admissions on part-time with a graduation time of four semesters for programmes like Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Public Health among others.
“In Nigeria the duration for a full time degree programme is not less than three years for direct entry and at least six years for part-time, while professional programmes in Science, Engineering and Health Sciences including Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science and Public Health are not offered on part-time basis in Nigeria. Also, all part- time cross boarder education in Nigeria is not allowed,”