Amid the fake certificate scandal, the Nigerian government plans to extend sanctions to more African countries by suspending accreditation and evaluation of university degrees from Uganda, Kenya and Niger Republic.

The developments come barely 24 hours after the Nigerian government had blacklisted 18 foreign universities from Benin Republic and Togo.

The Minister of Education, Prof Tahi Mamman, disclosed this during a Channels Television interview on Wednesday.

“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,” he said.

DAILY POST recalls that an undercover journalist had detailed how he acquired a degree from a university in the Benin Republic under two months.

The journalist added that he got the fake certificate after spending roughly N600,000.

Consequently, the Federal Government immediately suspended the accreditation of certificates from the two francophone West African nations and launched a probe, which the minister said should submit its report in three months.

Mamman also said students who patronise such institutions are not victims but criminals.

“I have no sympathy for such people. Instead, they are part of the criminal chain that should be arrested,” he stated.

According to the Minister, the security agents will go after those with fake certificates from foreign countries already using them to secure opportunities in Nigeria.

Fake Certificates: Nigerian government to suspend degrees from more countries

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