NYSC: Nigerian Government Suspends Accreditation Of Degree Certificates From Benin, Togo

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Federal Government has placed a halt to the assessment and certification of degree diplomas issued by the Benin Republic and Togo.

This was said in a statement released by Augustina Obilor-Duru on behalf of the Director Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, on Tuesday, January 2.

According to Duru, the decision was made in response to a Daily Nigerian Newspaper investigative piece headlined “UNDERCOVER: How DAILY NIGERIAN reporter bagged Cotonou varsity degree in 6 weeks” published last week.

The federal government lamented that “some Nigerians deploy nefarious means and unconscionable methods to get a Degree with the end objective of getting graduate job opportunities for which they are not qualified”.

According to the statement, the suspension remains in effect pending the conclusion of an inquiry involving the Nigerian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, as well as the Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.