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NUC Lists Worst Universities in Nigeria? Fact Emerges


The report that the NUC has listed the worst universities in Nigeria has been fact-checked to be a false publication


A blog had claimed in one of its publications, but it could not be found on the NUC website nor its social media handles


Also, the publisher did not include any link as its source and was traced to another blog post published in January 2023


The report that the National University Commission (NUC) has listed some public and private universities as the worst in Nigeria has been fact-checked and debunked as fake.


A blog post, on May 6, 2024, claimed that the NUC published the names of Nigeria’s worst public and private universities. One of the universities is Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi state, rated 0.59 points.


The post claimed that as we have the best universities in Nigeria, so does the list of the worst in the country. It added that it was necessary to inform Nigerians about the development so that they could make the right choice when it comes to seeking admission.


The blog post reads in part:


“There is no point in attending a university that the commissioning body (NUC) has listed out as being among the worst universities, especially where there are options of the best, highly-ranked universities to choose from.”


NUC didn’t list worst universities in Nigeria


However, Dubawa, a fact-checking organisation, fact-checked the post and discovered it fake. This is because scrutiny of the NUC website showed that the university regulation body did not publish such a list, even on its social media handles, such as X and Facebook.


Also, an analysis of the post showed that the article did not cite any source, either the NUC website or the executive secretary, and there was no link as a source of the publication.


The medium traced the article to another blog, Odogwu Media Communication, published on January 7, 2024.


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