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FG to suspend recognition of degrees from Uganda, Kenya, and other countries

In the wake of the suspension of accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates originating from Benin Republic and Togo, the Federal Government has declared its intention to broaden the scope of this sanction to include additional countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and Niger Republic.

Education Minister Tahir Mamman stressed during an appearance on Channels Television‘s Politics Today program that the government’s actions would not be limited to Benin and Togo alone.

“We are going to extend the dragnet to countries like Uganda, Kenya, even Niger here where such institutions have been set up,” he declared.

The decision to expand the suspension follows revelations from an undercover journalist who exposed the rapid acquisition of a degree from a Benin Republic university within two months, leading to deployment for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

In response, the Federal Government promptly suspended accreditation of certificates from both Benin Republic and Togo and initiated an investigation, the results of which are expected within three months.

Minister Mamman expressed a stern stance, asserting that students who engage with such institutions are not considered victims but participants in criminal activities. On Wednesday, he stated, “I have no sympathy for such people. Instead, they are part of the criminal chain that should be arrested.”

Additionally, Mamman highlighted the government’s commitment to pursuing individuals with fake certificates from foreign countries who exploit them to secure opportunities in Nigeria, signaling the deployment of security agents for this purpose.

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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