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Nigeria Inaugurates Committee to Tackle Fake Degrees

Boom RadioNG | January 9, 2024

The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education today inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to combat the proliferation of accreditation of Fake degrees.

This was disclosed by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong in a notice sent to journalists in Abuja.

The statement read “Education Minister, Prof.Tahir Mamman, will this afternoon, inaugurate an inter-ministerial committee on degree mills,”

This is off the report of an investigative journalist, Umar Audu, with the Daily Nigerian newspaper on the activities of degree mills in Benin Republic and Togo.

The reporter revealed how he obtained a degree within six weeks and even proceeded to embark on the compulsory youth service under the National Youth Service Corps scheme.


Education Minister, Prof.Tahir Mamman

Audu, who reached out to the syndicate that specialises in selling degree certificates in December 2022, graduated in February 2023 and was issued a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication certificate from the Ecole Superieure de Gestion et de Technologies, Cotonou, Benin Republic.

The report which exposed the illegalities perpetrated by some tertiary institutions in the West African countries led to the Nigerian government placing a ban on the accreditation and evaluation of degrees from Benin Republic, Togo, Niger and a few others.

Also, the National Universities Commission, the regulatory body of universities in Nigeria revealed that no fewer than 18 out of the 58 universities whose operations have been suspended in Nigeria are foreign-owned.



Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG


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