Cape Coast University And UEW Among List Of Schools Purportedly Operating Illegally In Nigeria

Cape Coast University And UEW Among List Of Schools Purportedly Operating Illegally In Nigeria

  • The Nigerian federal government has blacklisted three Ghanaian universities for operating illegally
  • University of Education, Winneba, University of Cape Coast and Volta University College were the cited schools
  • Nigeria blacklisted 58 degree-awarding institutions and described them as degree mills

Three purported Ghanaian universities have been blacklisted by the Nigerian federal government for operating illegally in the country.

The three listed schools are the University of Education, Winneba, Cape Coast University and Volta University College.

Nigeria blacklisted 58 illegal schools in total
Nigeria blacklisted 58 illegal schools in total. Source: Getty Images
Source: UGC

Nigeria said these schools have not been licensed by the federal government and have therefore been closed for violating education standards.

In all, Nigeria blacklisted 58 illegal degree-awarding institutions and described them as degree mills.

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Several universities from the US and UK were also listed in the warning to Ghanaian citizens.

The move follows an investigative piece by a journalist that exposed how universities in neighbouring Benin and Togo were giving out degrees in the space of six weeks in a process marred with corruption.

The Daily Nigerian report exposed a booming certificate racketeering syndicate in neighbouring African countries like Benin Republic and Togo, that specialises in selling university degrees to willing buyers in Nigeria.

UG releases admissions list

In a separate story, the University of Ghana has released its undergraduate admissions list for the upcoming academic year.

The school posted the admissions list on its website and urged applicants to check their admission status.

A statement on the University of Ghana website also gave clarity for people who had D7 in some subjects.

3 Cameroonians with Ghana Cards caught trying to get Ghana passports

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Three Cameroonian nationals were jailed for fraudulently acquiring a Ghana Card and Ghana passport.

The three convicts pleaded guilty to entering and remaining in Ghana without a permit in addition to the Ghana Card fraud.

The three have been identified as Tibab Beltus Mbachick, Mbaku Ransson and Mba Dieudonne Akuro.

Nigerian women jailed for sex trafficking

YEN.com.gh reported earlier that two Nigerian women were jailed for 10 years and seven years with hard labour after a sex trafficking conviction.

The two women cried in court when sentenced on trafficking charges and begged to be sent back to Nigeria.

The trafficking victims were four in number and all Nigerian nationals, according to testimony in the Tarkwa Circuit Court.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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