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FG Threatens To Arrest Fake Degree Holders

Security agencies will soon go after individuals with fake university certificates in Nigeria

Minister of education, Tahir Mamman made this known during the maiden quarterly citizens and stakeholders’ engagement in Nigeria’s education sector in Abuja on Tuesday.

Earlier in January, the minister had said security agents would go after Nigerians with fake certificates from foreign countries already using them to secure opportunities in the country.

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Mamman had described such individuals as criminals and not victims.

He said “I have no sympathy for such people. Instead, they are part of the criminal chain that should be arrested,”.

The minister had also said the Federal Government would suspend degree certificates from more countries like Uganda, Kenya and the Niger Republic.

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Mr. Mamman said the federal government is unveiling 13 pillars roadmap, assuring Nigerians that there would transformation in the education sector with the roadmap.

He said for proper planning to be done in the sector, particularly from a basic level, it has become imperative to build a reliable and authentic database that would promote skills acquisition and development and reduce to the nearest minimum, the number of out-of-school children.

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