FG constitutes committee to screen degrees obtained abroad — NUC boss

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has constituted a committee to screen certificates obtained by Nigerian students who studied abroad, says Prof. Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary, National Commission ().

Okojie made this known while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after presentation licences to two new private on Thursday in .

According to Okojie, committee comprises members from and the Federal Ministry Education.

“When they come for NYSC, they are referred to the Ministry Education to look at the quality their certificates.
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“Recently, the ministry decided to a joint committee of and the Federal Ministry of Education to look at the quality of those certificates; the committee has been but has not been inaugurated.

“In Ukraine, where we have many of our students for instance, is not that all the are bad; some are really good but depends on which one.

“Some of our students who attended universities in Ukraine pass through the UK and get a second degree; in some countries, you can buy a certificate in the airport.’’

He said that mere knowing that a foreign university was approved was not enough as the pursued by a student might not be approved.

The NUC boss had earlier expressed concern over the quality of universities Nigerian students attend in the West African sub-region, especially in Ghana.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the universities that got provisional licences are Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo, Delta State, and Hezekiah University, Umudi, State. (NAN)
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