"I will be humbled, a leader who listens" - ICPC's new boss Aliyu

Togo, Benin degrees: ICPC boss meets with reporters, investigation begins


The Chairman of the ICPC Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, Musa Adamu Aliyu, convened a key meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja with journalists who exposed the alleged degree certificate fraud in some neighboring countries.

A statement signed by ICPC media director Azuka Ogugua said the invitation was to discuss an article he published on December 30 about allegations of corruption at the University of Cotonou.

The meeting with reporters was aimed at deepening the investigation and initiating relevant measures against the parties involved in the certificate scandal, the statement said.

DAILY POST reports that an investigation into Cotonou's École Supereur de Gestion et de Techniques (ESGT) has revealed that it bypassed standard academic procedures such as application, registration, coursework, and exams, resulting in only 6. The alarming circumstances surrounding the awarding of degrees within a week have reportedly come to light.

In response to these serious allegations, ICPC said it is launching a thorough investigation.

“The investigation will take a hard look at the networks and individuals involved in these misconducts, with the aim of restoring and maintaining the integrity of the education system,” the commission said.

The commission said it will work synergistically with relevant domestic and international institutions to jointly assess the legitimacy of educational backgrounds obtained from foreign institutions, especially the qualifications highlighted in the investigation report.

ICPC then called on all stakeholders in the education and government sectors to collaborate in this important effort.

“Together, we can work towards a future where academic credentials are not stigmatized and corruption finds no refuge,” the European Commission said.

Source: dailypost.ng

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