Nigeria’s National University Commission, NUC, has declared that online degrees are unacceptable in the country with exception of the e-Learning programme of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.
According to a statement signed by Ibrahim Usman Yakasai, director of information and public relations, NUC, besides NOUN, other institutions endorsed for e-Learning are University of Uyo, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and University of Maiduguri.
“Online degrees are not accepted at the moment in Nigeria,” the statement read.
“However, this does not include the approved Nigerian universities’ e-Learning programme run within the shores of Nigeria.
“The Nigerian universities e-Learning programme is a legitimate and well-thought out pilot e-learning initiative. It is a Public Private Partnership between the National Universities Commission (NUC), Park Associates E-Learning Group and four federal universities.
“The commission wishes to use this medium to allay all fears and doubts concerning the legitimacy or NUC endorsement of the Nigerian universities’ e-Learning Programme.
“Students in the programme are urged to continue to pursue their studies without fear and prospective applicants are encouraged to enrol.”