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NANS asks FG to suspend operation of non-certified courses

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NAS) said educational institutions in Nigeria conducting non-accredited courses should be suspended.

This comes after the Federal Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday the suspension of evaluation and recognition of degree certificates in the Republics of Benin and Togo.

The ministry has blacklisted about 18 educational institutions following an undercover investigation by a Nigerian newspaper that exposed the activities of a degree factory in Cotonou, Benin Republic's main city.

Factional National Senate President Elvis Ekundina praised the federal government in a statement signed on Wednesday.

NANS has launched an investigation into the activities of the Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and other institutions involved in fraudulent activities in obtaining degree certificates from foreign universities ordered the federal government to do so.

The report called on the government to shine a searchlight on the activities of higher education institutions, especially private institutions that run non-accredited courses.

The statement noted that these educational institutions are destroying the education sector through fraudulent practices and defrauding innocent Nigerian youths of money by offering unaccredited courses.

The statement called on the federal government to work with the NAS and other student organizations to rid the country of illegal higher education institutions in order to reposition the country's education sector for the better.


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