The Federal government of Nigeria has announced an expansion of its suspension of accreditation of degrees from learning institutions overseas.
Additional countries embargoed are Kenya and Uganda.
This decision follows the recent suspension of accreditation for degrees obtained from institutions in Benin and Togo.
Nigeria’s Minister of Education Tahir Mamman told a news conference the government is extending its investigation to cover more countries including Niger where such institutions have been set up.
This move is a response to the revelation of fraudulent qualifications from foreign degree mills, as exposed by a Nigerian tabloid – the Daily Nigerian newspaper.
Mamman emphasized that this measure aims to safeguard Nigeria’s employers and maintain the integrity of the country’s qualifications.