As they seek to stop operations of unauthorized universities in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) had sealed off a university in Delta State which had allegedly been operating illegally for four years.
The NUC also arrested the fake institution’s Coordinator and support staff. Officials of the commission in collaboration with men of the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission (ICPC) had on Thursday stormed the illegal university, which styled itself “World Mission University (West Africa)” with operational centre on the Old Sapele Road, Abraka, in the vicinity of the state-owned Delta State University (DELSU).
It was learnt that before being shut down, the university had been functioning as a satellite campus of a foreign university based in United State of America (USA) with its African Zonal headquarters in South Africa and ran scholarship admission for a 400 level (2 year) degree and six months Diploma courses in various disciplines.
The courses offered include Nursing, Public health, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Management and Administration, Mass Communication, Political Science, Industrial Safety, Web designing, Computer networking, Computer Engineering and Vocational Studies.
The institution had an enrollment figure of 84 students were said to have been taught by “volunteer-lecturers” while its first graduation ceremony was slated for August this year.
One of the rooms used in the “university building” was being used for the training of nurses and other Medical Science students without the necessary equipment, the NUC discovered.