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We will go after holders of certificates from degree mills, says Education Minister



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The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, has stated that security operatives will go after those with certificates from degree mills.

The Minister said this while commenting on the Federal Government’s recent order on certificate degrees from Togo and Benin Republic during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

A reporter from Daily Nigerian did an undercover at a university in Benin Republic and obtained a first degree within weeks. Reacting to the incident, the Federal Government on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of degree certificates from Togo and Benin Republic, respectively.

Mamman commented on the people with certificates from the neighboring countries: “If along the line, we can trace people who are in the system, they would be punished. For instance, if a particular institution or an operator has been operating in the last ten years, we can check.

“If we can get records of Nigerians who attended those institutions and once we do that they are criminals. There is no time frame for criminality. We will trace them, and if we are able to lay our hands on them, certainly security operatives will go after them.”




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