The body regulating the activities of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC), has suspended the operational licences of seven private universities for allegedly violating its guidelines in physical facilities and academic programmes.
Lead City, Caritas, Joseph Ayo Babalola, Tansian, Madonna, Achievers and Obong are the affected institutions.
The Director of Press and Public Relations of NUC, Mallam Ibrahim Yakassai, confirmed this in a telephone interview with a national daily.
A top source, who pleaded anonymity, said the decision to suspend the operational licences of the affected universities was due to their non-compliance with the regulations guiding the operations of universities in the country as stipulated by the NUC.
“The operators of the universities affected know their offences because so many times, we have informed them about their failings but they did not take necessary steps to address their shortcomings. Anyway, It’s just a suspension and it will be lifted as soon as they do the correct things,” the source said.
This suspension comes weeks after the suspension of part time programmes in tertiary institutions all over the country.