EFCC to crackdown on unauthorized Nigerian universities

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The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), disclosed that plans have been concluded with the National Universities Commission (NUC) to crackdown on unauthorised universities operating without the federal government license.

The acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, made this statement on Monday in Abuja.

He lamented activities of such illegal campuses and assured that his agency will partner the NUC in cleaning the university system by taking the federal government anti-corruption fight to the universities.

He said,

I was with the NUC Executive Secretary to partner with them in sensitising students against corruption. We have agreed to set up a task force to crackdown on mushroom universities collecting money from parents. The number of universities has gone up; we will close them down. I have also appealed to NUC to sensitise the youths against corruption. We are targeting the youths.”

Magu regretted the high level of corruption going on in higher institutions has not been properly checked and re-affirmed that no amount of criticism towards the commission will deter them from succeeding.

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