Federal Government Halts Accreditation of Benin, Togo Degrees After Scandal Unveiled

In response to an exposé revealing fraudulent degree acquisition, the Federal Government has suspended the accreditation and evaluation of certificates from Togo and Benin.

Effective January 2, 2024, the move follows an undercover report exposing a Nigerian reporter obtaining a Cotonou varsity degree in six weeks.
Investigations involving the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, education ministries of both countries, DSS, and NYSC will determine the future of accreditation.
The Ministry of Education emphasizes its commitment to addressing suspicions and collaborating for sector improvement.

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