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NUC announcement: suspended private varsities react

Authorities of the  private universities whose operational licences were  suspended by the  National Universities  Commission, NUC,  on Wednesday have reacted to the NUC announcement by expressing, disappointment and  embarrassment.

The institutions stated that the NUC did not inform them of any form of  wrongdoing before making its decision public on Wednesday, adding that they learnt of the suspension  for the first time  in the media.

According to Punch newspaper, the Registrar of Madonna University, Mr. Theophilus Ugwoke,  said, “The point is that it is a big surprise to us.  The university is not being mismanaged by anybody. Our transcripts and certificates are issued promptly. Everybody knows that issuance of transcript is based on request and that is what we have been doing. We also release our results promptly…we want to find out  where we went wrong, until we clear from them, we won’t take any decision’’.

Though the Achievers University declined giving a position on the issue, claiming that the Governing Council was yet to meet, sources close to the institution said the university was not informed of any form of wrongdoing by the NUC.

The source said the university learnt of the suspension for the first time in the media.

Also, the Director of Communication, Lead City University, Dr. Ayo Owolabi, said the NUC did not inform the institution of any wrongdoing.

He said the action of the regulatory body was also in contempt of the court as an earlier judgment obtained by the institution against the NUC had ordered it not to interrupt the activities of the university.

He  alleged that the action of the NUC was calculated to embarrass the university and “de-market” the institution.  He accused the NUC leadership of bias against the institution.

Noting that the university would make its views known to the public, he said the university had not erred in any way and would continue to carry on with its activities despite the suspension order.

On the other hand, the Registrar, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Mr. Wale Aderibigbe, assured that the suspension order by the NUC would soon be reversed. “We are in Abuja already. We are on top of the situation. We hope that by tomorrow, our license shall be restored.” he said.

Meanwhile, management and staff of Caritas University in Enugu State on Thursday stopped its students from protesting against the suspension of the institution’s licence by the NUC.

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  • Gee

    No Comment…Naija we hail thee…

  • Tajudeen A, Ejalonibu

    Honestly, there is decay in all sectors of the Nigerian system. It is most worrisome to see some happenings even, in the University sector. The suspension order to some private universities is not good enough and even, the federal government’s own institutions, there is industrial actions here and there which paralised both administrative and related activities and everybody kept queit as if nothing was hapening . staff unions are on an endless industrial action without solution, where do we go from all these? perharps, if it were to be none democratic governance, solution and government interventions would have corrected such shortcomings; nobody will perharps wellcome military but, surfice it to say that government intervention most times corrects anomalies and bring back sanity to our federal insititutions. 
    There is nothing anybody wishes to say that had not been said before or anybody in government does not know about, some one is looking for who to bell the cat, this is not good enough. I am of the opinion that doing or committing crime with impunity should be stemmed, corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of the society, we say, it is systemic. Paper qualification emphasis should stop and before anybdy is pronouced professor, we should see what physical research outcome she/he has done and not research that are not needs based. 
    our R &D’s institutes should be made effective and functional because, this is the technology way to go and be part of the millenium country. well, i am pleased that i have at least, expressed my mind on topical issues.God help Nigeria.Tajudeen A Ejalonibu mncs, mcpncomputer centre, oau, ile-ife

  • Stan2k9

    Na wa for NUC.

  • Tajudeen A, Ejalonibu

    Honestly, there is
    decay in all sectors of the Nigerian system. It is most worrisome to see some
    happenings even, in the University sector. The suspension order to some private
    universities is not good enough and even, the federal government’s own
    institutions, there is industrial actions here and there which paralyzed both
    administrative and related activities and everybody kept quiet as if nothing
    was happening. Staff unions are on an endless industrial action without
    solution, where do we go from all these? Perhaps, if it were to be none
    democratic governance, solution and government interventions would have corrected
    such shortcomings; nobody will perhaps welcome military but, suffice it to say
    that government intervention most times corrects anomalies and brings back
    sanity to our federal institutions. 
    There is nothing anybody wishes to say that had not been said before or anybody
    in government does not know about, someone is looking for who to bell the cat,
    this is not good enough. I am of the opinion that doing or committing crime
    with impunity should be stemmed, corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of
    the society, we say, it is systemic. Paper qualification emphasis should stop
    and before anybody is pronounced professor, we should see what physical
    research outcome she/he has done and not research that are not needs
    based. 
    Our R &D’s institutes should be made effective and functional because, this
    is the technology way to go and be part of the millennium country. Well, i am
    pleased that i have at least, expressed my mind on topical issues. God help Nigeria.
    Tajudeen A Ejalonibu mncs, mcpn computer centre, oau, ile-ife

  • Nbada

    THEY ARE LOOKING FOR BRIBE. LET THE GOVERNMENT PUT UP A PANEL FOR THAT. MONKEYS

  • Brandy

    i dont know about other universities but i’m very certain that there are a thousand and one reasons why madonna university and all its sister universities should be suspended. now i am not being biased because i have a sibling there and the suspension would definitely affect my family but the truth is, i attended that school and i have nothing good to say about it. people spend millions of naira on school fees and other kind of fees only to get nonsense in return. have you seen the hostels? even animals should not be allowed to live there. a private university that collects as much as madonna does on fees should be able to provide one of the best facilities to its students. the room i stayed in before i graduated had no window where you could see the outer part of the building , the two windows we had were to the corridor of the hostel so you can imagine, there was no sunlight coming in, no fresh air and i had to stay that way for a year and half. throughout our stay, we used touch lights or our phones as light during the day because they put on the generator mostly at night. we were in complete darkness. and how much did i pay as accommodation fee. and you know one thing, they never allow parents go into these hostels so innocent parents drop their children in school not knowing what they go through coz i bet, if parents saw all the things going on in the school hostels, they would never let their children go there to suffer. the cafeterias are no better. imagine how it is to eat in a pig style, that was how it was. most times, i held my breath while eating or closed my eyes in order not to see something disgusting. then the security guards are allowed to beat students, students who are called hall reps who are meant to be in charge of taking care of the hostels took the opportunity to punish their fellow students and exercise power needlessly. Imagine you were in your final year and your younger sister’s mate in 100level asked you to watch the gutters or cut grass or do something stupid. I was in that position once. They also expel final year students whose parents have struggled so hard to put them through school on silly accounts such as, the student was caught in a club outside school, or in a party or seen in a hotel or the student took a 3day exeat from school and extended it to 5 days without the school’s permission or a girl was seen talking to a boy a minute after 6pm(by 6pm, boys and girls are not meant to speak to each other whether he is your brother or she is your sister) or a catholic was found attending the protestant service or the person is suspected to be a cultist or an aristo,. Just crazy things like that. As a catholic school, they of all people should know we are all sinners and therefore go wrong sometimes. So other types of punishments could be given for minor cases not expulsion because you heard the person was seen dancing in a party. where do you expect the person and their family to begin from. So dear VC, mismanagement doesn’t mean not bringing out results early enough. Even your class room, have you seen your seats? no arm or back rest, even roadside primary schools are better. And when chairs aren’t enough in a classroom, u’ll see innocent children carrying very heavy desks and chairs. And even the hostels they build are not made with good materials. i just hope and pray that no hostel collapses on people’s children the way the fences of the school always collapse. I could go and on but I’ld just stop here. Read all these things i wrote and tell me if you hear students from private  schools like igbenedion and covenant complain of such. And the worst part is we pay almost what they pay in those schools. So instead of complaining about previous warnings or whatever from NUC, use the money students pay and build good hostels, classrooms and basic facilities a good private school should have. Go to other schools and learn what to do. Because if you say I have lied about the things i said GOD will judge you.

  • alexandra

    @brandy.sister for your information madona has been the best university.looking at the academic area you and i knw that we are the best among all the private universities because madonna university can never give room for exam malpractices which you can also testify to.lookin at the moral aspect madona university aim is to produce responsible graduates that
    can save our country from its present corruption,so therefore you dont expect a student to leave his or her studies and go clubin and partying while lectures are goin on in school. So my dear you need dont say what you dont know. Alexandra

    • Brandy

       you’re as biased as your comments so there’s no need trying to argue with you. but i will tell you this though. you either did not attend madonna university or u were one of the madonna hall-reps. for your information people were expelled bcos they were seen in clubs even when the school was on vacation. And you could give other forms of punishment, not straight expulsion. its not like they killed someone. A mere suspension would do. Do you even feel for the poor parents of these children? And if madonna has produced good students today which i know it did, it was mostly of the students’ own doing and not because the school provided a conducive environment for learning and made the students become good.  And about the malpractice, there is corruption in madonna just like in any other part of nigeria, even among those you hold in high esteem.i know coz i’ve witnessed it first hand. the only good thing for me about the school was sunday services were compulsory apart from that, there was totally nothing else. so like you said, say what you know, not what madonna asked you to say. by the way, is that the only good thing you could point out? exam malpractice? oh pls! spare me the silly talk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simeon-Oladimeji/1048273463 Simeon Oladimeji

    Recently, the NUC ( National Universities Commission) suspended the operating licenses of some private Universities. The affected universities include Madonna University Okija, Anambra; Caritas University Enugu and Achiever University Owo, Ondo State. Others are Lead City University Ibadan, Oyo State; Obong University, Obong; Tansian University, Umunya and Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun.

    According to the NUC, the licenses were suspended because of the institutions’ non-compliance with NUC-stipulated regulations guiding the operations of universities.

    The NUC is responding to reports of regulatory investigations all be in good faith.  My concerns bothers on the affected students who are the real victims of these abrupt decisions.  What becomes of the ambitions of the Nigerian youths so affected.  Has the NUC made any alternative choices for these students?  These are Nigerian future leaders that are franchised from attaining their educational goals abruptly and without leaving them good alternatives.

    A case in point is the faith of the already graduated Law students of the Leads University.  These youthful men and women’s plight have been mostly ignored by the agencies, including the fact that the court rulings that would have helped these affected youths has had no positive affects.  They are still not allowed to do their NYSC so they can be admitted into the main stream in the society they belong.

    Let there be human face to decisions like these at all times.  I remember the case for the Medical students at the University of Maiduguri in those early years of the institution.  At that time, the students were given alternate opportunities at the UNIJOS and others towards fulfilling their ambitions.  What has changed in the attitudes of our so called leaders towards the innocent youths?

    I am using this forum to appeal to the relevant oversight agencies in Nigeria to look at the human aspect of their decisions.  Please give these innocent youths the needed alternatives without delay.  Thank for reading this.

  • Nelexdoxy1

    Truth is the school Madonna university is full of crap if u have not been there u would think the nuc is just being biased against them or that it’s all the work of one or other elements but I attended that school and there are 1million reasons to shut it down but despite that the students who have spent millions so far in their educational pursuit should be considered. There should b an insider in d schools to report any contrary actions to to nuc stipulated regulations but the suspension of licence should please be lifted nt cos of the money crazed owners of these schools but for the thousands of citizens that will b affected by this action.

  • Atrf

    May be the universities could not pay the very big bribes NUC is known to ask for. Officials always act as if they have the right to share in the profits of these universities. Lawan Faruk-Otedola them. Meanng set up a sting opreation.

    You will see that I am right.

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