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We’re Determined To Flush Out Those With Fake Degrees From Civil Service – Minister

Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, has vowed to flush out those with fraudulently degrees from the civil service.
Professor Tahir Mamman, who made this known while receiving the report of an inter-ministerial committee on illegitimate academic degrees, said: “it is possible that some are carrying fake certificates in public and private organisations and need to be flushed out.”
“It is sad that someone who should come out of a Nigerian institution with a 2:1 or 2:2 is now parading an international certificate of first class.
“The ministry is determined to take steps to sanitise the system,” the minister said
The Federal Government had asked the committee to investigate the activities of over 100 private universities and their counterparts in Benin Republic, Togo and other countries.
A media report had given details of how some degree mills took advantage of the laxity in the Nigerian system to get away with their actions.
The minister expressed sadness over the discoveries of large amount of certificate fraud during the investigation, saying that the ministry would collaborate with relevant agencies to instil sanity in the education sector and rid it of fake tendencies.
“We can’t afford to have the integrity of our education swayed by a few people.”

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