NANS urges FG to suspend institutions running unaccredited courses

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal Government to take action against institutions running unaccredited courses.

This happened soon after the Federal Ministry of Education stopped accrediting and evaluating degree certificates from Togo and the Republic of Benin.

Following an undercover investigation by a Nigerian newspaper that revealed the operations of a degree mill in Cotonou, a major city in the Benin Republic, the ministry blacklisted roughly 18 educational institutions.

The National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and other organisations linked to the fraudulent acquisition of degree certificates from foreign universities are among the organisations Elvis Ekundina, the union’s national leader, asked the federal government to look into.

He urged the government to keep a close eye on the operations of universities, particularly those that are privately owned and are running unaccredited courses.

The union leader charged that these establishments were damaging the industry and defrauding young Nigerians of their money by providing them with courses that are not certified.

In an effort to improve the country’s education system, he also encouraged the government to work with NANS and other student organisations to remove all illegal tertiary institutions from the country.