Nigeria suspends accreditation of degree certificates from Benin, Togo

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THE Federal Government has suspended the evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from Benin and Togo Republics.

The suspension followed a recent publication by an online newspaper which unraveled how a Cotonou university issued a degree certificate to an undercover journalist within 6 weeks and participated in the NYSC scheme.

In a statement by Augustina Obilor-Duru on behalf of the Director Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education, the suspension is valid pending the outcome of an investigation that would involve the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the two countries as well the Department of State Security Services and the National Youths Service Corps.

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“This report lends credence to suspicions that some Nigerians deploy nefarious means and unconscionable methods to get a Degree with the end objective of getting graduate job opportunities for which they are not qualified.

The statement assured Nigerians and the public of putting in place mechanisms to sanitize the education sector.

It added that “The ministry would continue to review its strategy to plug any loopholes, processes and procedures and deal decisively with any conniving officials”

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