The National Universities Commission (NUC) wish to inform members of the public that the degrees awarded by Maryam Abacha American University Maradi of Niger Republic which admit Nigerian students into various degree programmes mostly on Part-Time basis is not recognised in Nigeria.

The Commission wishes to state categorically that Cross Boarder Part-Time is not allowed in Nigeria and as a matter of policy no student in Nigeria graduates in less than three years. Also, the stipulation for an award of degree in Science, Engineering, Health and Allied Sciences in Nigeria requires that a student must be exposed to theoretical and practical knowledge including Clinic Practice for Health Sciences.

The Maryam Abacha American University breaches all these requirements. As such, their degrees are not recognised in Nigeria. It is inconceivable that a University can award degrees after three days of lecture per semester and for four semesters.

The NUC wishes to advise prospective candidates and their parents not to patronise this University as the Commission CANNOT GUARANTEE the quality of all degrees from this University.

For the avoidance of doubt, any degree obtained from the Maryam Abacha American University of Niger will NOT be accepted in Nigeria for the purposes of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Further Studies and Employment/Promotion.

The Commission is amazed by the number of similar degree mills in West Africa breaching the recognised admission requirements and attracting unsuspecting candidates with shorter duration for graduation. Parents and Guardians are advised to always crosscheck with the NUC before patronising such degree mills.

Ibrahim Usman Yakasai
Director Information and Public Relations

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