The story of certificates: Journalist reveals how much he spent on obtaining a fake degree from the Republic of Benin

The story of certificates: Journalist reveals how much he spent on obtaining a fake degree from the Republic of Benin


A Nigerian investigative journalist has revealed that he spent about 600,000 Naira to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in two months from an educational institution in the Republic of Benin.

Mr. Umaru Audu, a journalist with the Nigerian Newspapers Corporation, disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday.

Audu, who busted a fake certificate factory at the Ecole Superieur de Gestion et de Technologies, ESGT in Cotonou, wonders how the certificates passed through the Nigerian authorities unnoticed. He added that he thought so.

Asked how much it cost him to get the fake certificate, Umar said: “I spent about 600,000 naira. I didn't go to the border. I asked the immigration officer for an ECOWAS passport and a Nigerian immigrant. I spent NOK 150,000 on that just to help me get a dated stamp from the Bureau and Benien.”

As a result, the Federal Government on Tuesday suspended the evaluation and recognition of degree certificates from the Republics of Benin and the Republics of Togo.

The Nigerian government went further, banning admission to 18 foreign universities.

Source: dailypost.ng

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