FG Warns, Plans Arrest of Fake Degrees Holders

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to pursuing individuals in possession of fraudulent university degrees in Nigeria.

The Education Minister Tahir Mamman, announced this during his speech at the initial quarterly gathering with members of the public and stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mamman, promised Nigerians that the unveiling of a roadmap consisting of 13 pillars would bring significant improvements to the education sector.

He emphasized the importance of establishing a trustworthy database at the grassroots level to facilitate effective planning in the sector. “This database would help enhance skills training, decrease the number of out-of-school children, and promote overall development.

In January, the minister stated that security agents would track down Nigerians who are utilizing fake foreign certificates to obtain opportunities within the country.

Mamman labeled these individuals as criminals and not victims, stating that he had no sympathy for them. He believed that they were part of a criminal network and should be arrested.

“The minister also announced that the Federal Government would stop recognizing degree certificates from additional countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and the Niger Republic.

“The plan is to expand the dragnet beyond Benin and Togo, reaching countries like Uganda, Kenya, and even Niger where similar institutions have been established”.

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