"Online degrees are not accepted in Nigeria"

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has warned Nigerians against enrolling at online universities which offer academic programmes without provision for physical contact with admitted students.

National Universities Commission

Nigerians have been warned against enrolling at online universities which offer academic programmes without provision for physical contact with admitted students.

The Director of Information and Public Relations of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Ibrahim Yakasai, said this on Thursday in Abuja.

Yakasai told journalists that degrees obtained online will be rejected because the Nigerian constitution has no backing or recognition for them.

“Nigeria will not recognize online degrees. Online degrees are not accepted in Nigeria at the moment; the Nigerian constitution does not even give recognition to such degrees," he said.

According to the NUC spokesman, many students patronize online universities simply because they want cheap means of acquiring qualifications.

"Those who ran out of Nigeria for study outside this country are those looking for cheaper degrees," he added.

"It is either they cannot pass the examinations or they do not possess the minimum entry qualifications.”

He also urged parents to consult with the NUC before enrolling their wards at foreign institutions.

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