The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 called for intervention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, in checking the activities of fraudsters operating illegal universities in the country.
The appeal was made during a visit to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, at the Commission Head Office, Abuja.
The visit, according to Prof. Rasheed was a follow up on a similar visit b the EFCC boss o his Commission in August 2017, where he advocated for the introduction of a course focusing specifically on anti-corruption in the curriculum of Nigerian universities.
Magu had during the said visit promised that the EFCC would sponsor up to 20 Ph.D researchers on any aspect of corruption every year, for the next 10 years.
In response to the call, Prof. Rasheed today presented a draft curriculum of a course in Cyber Security and Forensic Science to the Commission for its input.
While commending the EFCC’s efforts in riding Nigeria of corruption, the NUC boss acknowledged the assistance of the Commission in strengthening the Nigerians universities by creating an atmosphere for a corrupt free academic system.
Responding, Magu expressed delight over the visit saying, “EFCC cannot claim ownership of the achievement recorded; the credit goes to every Nigerian who supports the fight against corruption”.
He thanked the NUC boss for the draft curriculum on the anti-corruption course, promising that the Commission would study it and make necessary input for its effective take off.
The EFCC boss also assured the NUC of the preparedness of the Commission to go after fraudsters operating illegal institutions in the country, with a view to restoring sanity to the system.
Media and Publicity
10 April, 2018