Nigeria Cracks Down on Fake Degree Certificates from Nigerien, Kenyan, and Ugandan Universities

Nigeria Cracks Down on Fake Degree Certificates from Nigerien, Kenyan, and Ugandan Universities

The Nigerian government has taken a strong stance against the use of fake degree certificates from foreign universities. After discovering a case of fraud involving a Nigerian journalist who obtained a degree from a university in Benin Republic within two months, the government suspended the accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo. Now, they are extending this suspension to other countries like Uganda, Kenya, and Niger Republic.

Investigation and Expansion

The government has launched an investigation into the accreditation of certificates from Benin Republic and Togo. The report of this investigation is expected to be submitted within three months. However, Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, has made it clear that the government will not stop at just these two countries. They will also extend their investigation to countries like Uganda, Kenya, and Niger Republic, where similar institutions have been set up.

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Cracking Down on Criminals

Minister Mamman has emphasized that students who obtain degrees from these institutions are not victims, but criminals. He has no sympathy for such individuals and considers them to be part of a criminal chain. The minister has stated that security agents will go after those who possess fake certificates from foreign countries and are using them to secure opportunities in Nigeria.

Student Loans

Addressing the issue of student loans, Minister Mamman has assured that the President has promised their implementation from this quarter. A committee is working diligently to ensure that the President’s word is fulfilled.

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