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Nigerian Government Halts Accreditation of Degrees from Benin and Togo Universities

Degree certificates earned by Nigerians from universities in neighboring West African nations Benin and Togo are no longer to be accredited by Nigerian authorities, the country’s Ministry of Education has announced.

The decision of the Nigerian government is a response to a viral investigative report by Daily Nigerian on Dec. 30 that exposed how anyone can get a degree from the two countries without application, registration, studying or writing exams. The report said top government agencies and officials from Nigeria and some other African countries aid the booming fraudulent business in the continent.

In a press statement on Jan. 2, the Ministry of Education said it has commenced an investigation into the activities of the “degree mills” in Benin and Togo while assuring Nigerians of its commitment to sanitize the country’s education sector.

“We are not going to stop at just Benin and Togo. We are going to extend the dragnet to countries like Uganda, Kenya, even Niger here where such institutions have been set up,” Education Minister Tahir Mamman, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, added in a Wednesday night televised press chat.

Read the statement from Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education: https://twitter.com/NigEducation/status/1742175799266980291?t=tAyIxuNsDfkjED7Dm27XJg&s=19

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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