JUST IN: FG to extend suspension of degree certificates to Uganda, Kenya, Niger, others
The Federal Government has said that university degrees from countries like Uganda, Kenya , Niger Republic and others would be suspended.
This action follows the suspension of accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo,
“We are not going to stop at just Benin and Togo,” Education Minister Tahir Mamman said on Channels Television’s Politics Today program on Wednesday. “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.’’
It could 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. “I have no sympathy for such people. Instead, they are part of the criminal chain that should be arrested,” the minister said on Wednesday.