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FG’s ban on Benin Republic certificates will affect 15,000 Nigerian students – NANS lament

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Benin Republic, has requested the government’s leniency over the ban on the validity of degree certificates from both the country and Togo, saying 15,000 Nigerian students in Benin will be negatively affected by it.

The ban came after an undercover reporter described how he participated in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the second time and graduated from a Benin Republic institution in less than two months.

Following the revelation, the federal government banned the validation of degree certificates from the countries.

Ugochukwu Favour, the NANS president in Benin Republic, stated on Thursday, January 4, that the government should consider pupils who had been admitted legitimately.

“For now, I will say that the Federal Government should look into the issue. Now, you can’t because it is happening in this school, punish everyone because it involved close to 15,000 students in the Benin Republic,” he said on Channels Television’s breakfast show Sunrise Daily.

He further stated that NANS in the Benin Republic has formed a committee to investigate the issue, saying that the report of its findings will be essential in stopping such incidents.

He said: “I have really not validated if it has been happening for a long time. This is just like what just came out on social media, and we are still trying to find out how long it has been happening.

“So, that is why I set up a committee as the president to investigate it.”

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