Saturday, May 16, 2015


The National Universities Commission (NUC) on
Monday cautioned Nigerian students against
seeking admission in Houdegbe North American
University, Cotonou, Benin Republic (HNAUB).

The NUC Deputy Director of Press, Malam Ibrahim
Yakassai, gave the warning in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
According to him, the commission has a lot of
reservations for the university and has made a lot
of publications to alert Nigerians.

"In fact, we listed the university as an illegal
university in Nigeria. However, in Benin Republic
where it operates, it could be a legal university, but
we cannot vouch for its quality.

"There are a lot of unethical practices in HNAUB
and we have the information. Sometimes, students
pursuing medical programmes will come back to
Nigeria for clinical and other things.

"We have no right to say it is not a recognised
university since it is recognised by the country it
operates, but we do not approve that university in
Nigeria," he said.

The NUC spokesman said that there were serious
doubts about the quality of the institution, therefore,
NUC would not recommend that parents should
send their children to that school.
He said that efforts made by NUC to visit the school
for fact findings were frustrated by the HNAUB’s

Yakassai, however, said he could not confirm if the
institution was dominated by students from Nigeria
as being insinuated.
He added that Benin Republic had its regulatory
body for universities which should monitor the
activities of Houdegbe University.
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