National Universities Commission, NUC condemned Maryam Abacha American University, Niger Republic because the university is operating below Nigeria acceptable standards.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has warned Nigerians against patronising Maryam Abacha American University, Niger Republic, noting that the commission had been inundated with enquiries from some Nigerian students who had been offered admission in the university.
Speaking at a press conference at the headquarters of the commission, Thursday, Director, Information and Public Relations, Ibrahim Usman Yakasai stressed that MAAUN certificates are sub-standard.
He said such certificates will therefore not be recognized for seeking employment or conduction any legitimate business.
“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,” Yakasai said.
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,” he explained
Yakasai further lamented that the university admitted Nigerian students who did not have the basic requirements to gain admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions in addition to running courses such as Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science on part-time basis which, according to him, was not acceptable. Yakasai noted that all countries were at liberty to accept or reject certificates from any foreign university they felt was operating below their acceptable standards.