The Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) has sealed off an unregistered university in Delta State after four years of operation even as its Coordinator and support Staff of the institution have been arrested.
Officials of the commission, in collaboration with men of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC), had on Thursday stormed the institution World Mission University (West Africa) located along the Old Sapele road Abraka, a short distance away from the Delta state university.
The university which is a satellite campus to a University in the United States of America with its African Zonal headquarters in South Africa runs scholarship admission for a 2 year degree and six months Diploma courses in various disciplines.
The courses include Nursing, Public health, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Management and Administration, Mass Communication, Political Science, Industrial Safety, Web designing, Computer networking, Computer engineering, Vocational studies etc.
The school has 84 students who are taught by volunteer-lecturers while its first graduation is expected to take place in August this year
According to the leader of the closure team and head of legal department of NUC, Moses Awe, the commission had monitored the activities of the institution for over six months after one of the students on admission, inquired about the genuineness of the degree awarding university.
Barrister Awe said the claim that the intuition was affiliated to foreign bodies was a farce and that its empowerment and scholarship programme was a cover up.
According to him over six unregistered Universities operating in the country have been closed down in the past one year while the commission was prosecuting owners of ten unregistered tertiary institution.
Before her arrest Mrs. Lucky the school coordinator disclosed that university which have being registered by Corporate Affairs Commission started in 2010 in Benin Edo state as a mobile scholarship programme.
“Our objective is to provide scholarship and run international degree programme as well as create employment” she said adding that the school