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Annahda University Maradi flouts govt order announced resumption date for its students

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Annahda University Maradi has jettisoned the Niger education ministry order to stay closed until it fulfill all academic requirements as stipulated by the government, announced resumption of its students for full academic activities.

In a letter seen by Academics Daily, dated 19 July, 2021, by the Nigerien Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the institution should stay closed until it complies with the laid procedures of owning and managing tertiary institutions in the country

The document reads

“Considering the Order N°013 MESR/I/SG/DGE/ DL/DESPRI dated February 07, 2017, establishing the closure of ” ANNAHADA University ” in Maradi;

” Considering the Decree N°120/MESR/USG/DGE/ DL/DESPRI dated October 04, 2017, closing ” ANNAHADA University ” in Maradi;

” Considering the Order N°019/MESR/I/SG/DL dated January 24, 2018, on the organisation of the central administration of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and determining the powers of their managers;

” Considering the Order N°146/MESR/I/SG/DGE/DL/DESA /DESPRI dated October 15, 2018, authorising the creation of a private higher education institution hereafter referred to as “International Private University” (UIP ANNAHADA) in Maradi;

” Considering the Order N°0194/MESR/I/SG/DGE/DL dated December 30, 2019, on the modalities of creation, opening, reopening, extension, changing and closing of a Private Higher Education Institution;

” Considering the investigation report of DESA dated June 04, 2021;
Considering the investigation report of DESPRI dated June 08, 2021;

” Upon proposal of the Director of Private Higher Education


” Article 1: “ANNAHADA University” opened in Maradi, in violation of the provisions of Article 6 of the Ordinance N°96-035 dated June 19, 1996 and Article 2 of the application decree N°96-210/PCSN/MEN dated June 19, 1996 is closed.

” Article 2: The closure measure of the institution shall be lifted only when the offender complies with the regulations in force.

” Article 3: The Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research is in charge of the application of this Order, which shall be published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Niger.

However, ignoring the order, the institution has announced a new date for the resumption of both old and new students.

It has announced October 4 as the new resumption date.

Meanwhile checks by Academics Daily revealed that the institution does not pass the accreditation requirements as stipulated by the Nigerien authorities.

The only fully accredited English speaking University that has passed full accreditation processes of the authorities in the french-speaking country is the Maryam Abacha American University, MAAUN.

The Maryam Abacha University which began full operation in 2013, has graduated world class students acclaimed by parents and wards from all over the world.

The MAAUN which has it main campus in Maradi run an undergraduate and post graduate programs and courses in sciences, social sciences, Health science, Law and engineering.

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