The Federal Government has announced the suspension of evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday, January 2, signed by Augustina Obilor-Duru on behalf of the Director Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education.
According to the Duru, the decision followed an investigative report by Daily Nigerian Newspaper titled “UNDERCOVER: How a DAILY NIGERIAN reporter bagged Cotonou varsity degree in 6 weeks” which was 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 persists pending the outcome of an investigation involving the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education of Nigeria and the two countries as well as the Department of Security Services (DSS), and the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).