FG Suspends Accreditation Of Degree Certificates From Benin Republic, Togo
The Federal Government has suspended the accreditation and evaluation of
This movea report from an online platform detailing how a degree was acquired from a university in Benin Republic.
“This report lends credence to suspicions that some Nigerians deploy nefarious means and unconscionable methods to get awith the end objective of getting graduate job opportunities for which they are not qualified,” the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Augustina Obilor-Duru said in a Tuesday statement.
“The Federal Ministry of Education vehemently decries such acts and with effect from 2nd January 2024 is suspending evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from Benin and Togo Republics pending the outcome of an investigation that would involve the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and the two countries, the ministries responsible for Education in the two countries as well as the Department of State Security Services (DSSS), and the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).”
The ministry is also calling on Nigerians toinformation to help the committee as it seeks lasting solutions to prevent future occurrences.
“FME has been contending with the problem including illegal institutions located abroad or at home preying oninnocent Nigerians and some desperate Nigerians who deliberately patronize such outlets,” the statement added.
“Periodically, warnings have been issued by the Ministry and NUC against the resort to suchsome instances, reports have been made to security agencies to clamp down on the perpetrators. The ministry will continue to review its strategy to plug any loopholes, processes, and procedures and deal decisively with any conniving officials.”