The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has said that all the programmes run by the College of Technology, Benin were illegal.
It said the institution does not have its mandate to award diploma or run degree programmes.
The NBTE was responding to a request by the Edo State chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists to inquire about the authenticity of the results issued by the College of Technology.
A letter signed by Suleiman Sa’ad Gwarzo on behalf of Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr. Mas’udu Adamu Kazaure reads, “I am directed to inform you that the above named institution does not have the mandate of the board to run all its programme.
“Therefore, all courses run by the institution are illegal.”
The College of Technology was not included in the directory of accredited prorgammes and institutions attached with the letter.
There were no academic activities going on in the school when our reporter visited.
A church was seen occupying what appeared to be the school hall while two women and a middle-aged man who gave his name as Christian Enofe refused comments on the NBTE letter.