The Federal Government has warned that illegal higher institutions will be demolished because they pose a threat to the education system.

Government had earlier directed higher education regulatory agencies to ‘crackdown hard’ on unlawful universities, colleges of education and polytechnics. Already, about 66 universities and 68 polytechnics and specialized technical colleges were discovered to be running courses and awarding certificates without licenses.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said this at a press briefing in Abuja weekend. He said following the directive to regulatory bodies, to shut down unlawful higher institutions, reports indicated that “the agencies have already gone to work and the impact is being felt across the country.”

He called on the public to expose illegal higher institutions whenever they are found, with a view to dealing with the menace.

“Where necessary we shall demolish such institutions,” he said.


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