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Study Abroad: FG Blacklist Degrees from Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo etc.


The Federal government have announced that Nigerians who are currently studying in Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo and Cameroon or possess degrees from questionable foreign tertiaries institutions will therefore be blacklisted and will have their degree screened.

All degrees from these regions will now be blacklisted in government and local job markets in Nigeria.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made the disclosure during the inauguration of a 16-member committee to screen 40, 000 Nigerians with degrees obtained from foreign tertiary institutions.

After several investigations it was revealed that some foreign institutions in these countries run their programmes in an unlawful manner thereby making the degree questionable.

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He said the ministry had also established mechanism to streamline students seeking government approval to study abroad.

“The recommendations that will be given by the committee will prove crucial to the well being and future of those that acquired the qualifications and foreign certificates,” he stated while inaugurating the committee.


There are unconfirmed reports stating that degrees courses of 4 and 5 years are completed in less than 2 years in these countries. Thereby making this attractive to students who want to cut corners and get fast degrees.

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