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Cape Coast University and UEW are among the list of schools apparently operating illegally in Nigeria

Three alleged Ghanaian universities have been blacklisted by the Nigerian federal government for operating illegally in the country.

The three schools mentioned are the University of Education, Winneba, Cape Coast University and Volta University College.

Nigeria has blacklisted a total of 58 illegal schools. Source: Getty Images
Source: UGC

Nigeria said these schools have done that no permit received by the federal government and are therefore closed for violating educational standards.

In total, Nigeria has blacklisted 58 illegal degree-awarding institutions and described them as diploma mills.

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Several universities from the US and Britain were also mentioned in the warning to Ghanaian citizens.

The move follows an investigative piece by a journalist that exposed how universities in neighboring Benin and Togo awarded degrees in six weeks in a process marred by corruption.

The Daily Nigerian report revealed a thriving certificate extortion syndicate in neighboring African countries such as the Republic of Benin and Togo, which specializes in selling university degrees to willing buyers in Nigeria.

UG publishes admission list

In a separate story, the University of Ghana has released its undergraduate admission list for the coming academic year.

The school posted the admission list on its website and urged applicants to check their admission list admission status.

A statement on the University of Ghana website also provided clarity for people who had D7 in some subjects.

Three Cameroonians with Ghana Cards have been caught trying to obtain a Ghana passport

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Three Cameroonian nationals were jailed for fraudulently obtaining a Ghana Card and a Ghana Passport.

The three convicts pleaded guilty to entering and staying in Ghana without a permit, in addition to the Ghana Card fraud.

The three have been identified as Tibab Beltus Mbachick, Mbaku Ransson and Mba Dieudonne Akuro.

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The two women cried in court as they were convicted of human trafficking and begged to be sent back to Nigeria.

According to testimony at the Tarkwa Circuit Court, there were four victims of human trafficking and all were Nigerian nationals.

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