FG to suspend degree certificates from Uganda, Kenya, Niger Republic 

Education Minister Tahir Mamman
Education Minister, Tahir Mamman


The Federal Government of Nigeria has said the sanction on the suspension of accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo would be extended to more countries like Uganda, Kenya and Niger Republic.


Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday.


“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”, Mamman said.


It would be recalled 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 suspended 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.

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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