The federal government has ordered a crackdown on all illegal tertiary institutions in the country.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, 27th of January, 2019 that the move was necessary to make the job of regulatory agencies easier and to protect students.
The minister lamented how unaccredited institutions churn out substandard graduates and default in taxes. He directed all regulatory agencies in the education sector to work with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute owners of the illegal institutions.
Adamu added that the ban placed on satellite campuses and study centers was still in force.
The regulatory agencies in charge are the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Commission for Colleges of Education and National Board for Technical Education.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the illegal universities as identified by the NUC include, Blacksmith University, Awka, University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Atlanta University, Anyigba, University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, and UNESCO University, Ndoni, River State.
Also, Tiu International University, UK, UK, London External Studies, UK, Columbus University, Pebbies University, UK, among others.
Also among the list of 68 unapproved polytechnics and Monotechnics operating in the country are Assam School of Basic Health Science and Technology, Kaduna, Grand Royal College of Health Technology, Ekiti State, Adonai Polytechnic, Benue and others.