The National Universities Commission (NUC) has banned seven private universities which it suspended on Wednesday from admitting new students.
NUC said the universities operational licences were suspended for unwillingness to comply with its regulations, inappropriate governance structure and poor management of academic activities.
The universities are Madonna University, Lead City University, Tansian University, Caritas University, Jospeh Ayo Babalola University, Achievers University and Obong University.
The commission said it would conduct a forensic audit of the universities.
It also said for candidates who applied to any of the affected universities for the 2012/2013 academic year, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been requested to assist in distributing qualified candidates to other universities of their choice.
- Daily Trust