January 4, 2024

FG to suspend degree certificates from Kenya, Uganda, others – Minister

FG to suspend degree certificates from Kenya, Uganda, others – Minister

The Federal Government said more countries, including Uganda, Kenya and Niger Republic will be sanctioned following the suspension of accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo.

The minister of education, Tahir Mamman disclosed this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday. 

Mamman said, “We are not going to stop at just Benin and Togo,” “We are going to extend the dragnet to countries like Uganda, Kenya, even Niger here where such institutions have been set up.

“We will not stop at the suspension of certificates from Togo and Benin Republic alone. We are going to extend the suspension to other countries where such institutions operate.”

Recall that an undercover journalist had detailed how he acquired a degree from a university in Benin Republic under two months and in fact, deployed for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The Federal Government had immediately suspended accreditation of certificates from the two francophone West African nations and launched a probe which the minister said should submit its report in three months.

Mamman also said students who patronise such institutions are not victims but criminals.

“I have no sympathy for such people. Instead, they are part of the criminal chain that should be arrested,” the minister said.

He added that security agents will go after those with fake certificates from foreign countries already using them to secure opportunities in Nigeria.

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