NANS urges FG to suspend institutions running unaccredited courses

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has said Nigerian institutions running unaccredited courses should be suspended.

It said this after the Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced the suspension of evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from the Republic of Benin and Togo.

The ministry blacklisted about 18 of the learning institutions following the undercover investigation conducted by a Nigerian newspaper which exposed the activities of a degree mill in Cotonou, a major city in Benin Republic.

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Elvis Ekundina, the factional National Senate President, in a statement signed on Wednesday, commended the Federal Government.

NANS enjoined the Federal Government to commence investigation into the activities of the Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and other agencies fingered in the fraudulent activities of obtaining degree certificates from foreign universities.

It called on the government to beam its searchlight into the activities of tertiary institutions, especially privately owned ones, that are running unaccredited courses.

The statement noted that the institutions, in their fraudulent act, are destroying the education sector and swindling innocent young Nigerians of their money by offering them unaccredited courses.

The statement called on the Federal Government to collaborate with NANS and other student bodies to rid the country of illegal tertiary institutions towards repositioning the nation’s education sector for the better.

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