The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has shut International College of Professions which turned out to be a fake medical and nursing college in Nsukka, Enugu state.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Spokesperson, Raheedat Okoduwa, made this known yesterday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the institution, housed by a decrepit one-storey building in the outskirt of Nsukka, has faculty of applied and natural sciences, with degree programs in basic and advanced auxiliary nursing, medicine and surgery, as well as public relations and mass communication.
Okoduwa disclosed that the Rector, Rev. Nnamdi Obiukwu, claimed before operatives of the commission that the institution is affiliated to California University, with accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Ministry of Education, Enugu state.
But operatives of the commission countered that such accreditation did not exist, as the college was only given approval by the Enugu State Ministry of Education to run vocational programs.
On staff strength, Obiukwu admitted that the school had just four staff on its payroll. One of the staff is the Registrar who also doubles as a lecturer, while there are two full-time lecturers and part-time one. None of them has the requisite qualifications.
The institution has over twenty students from first year to final year, paying over N45,000 per semester, while the final year students have been made to pay as much as N250,000 each as graduation fee.
The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye disclosed that the new board would address grand corruption found in diversion or misapplication of funds for constituency projects, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), among others.