The Benin Republic chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Federal Government to soft-pedal over the ban on the validation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo.

The union said 15,000 Nigerian students in Benin were affected by the government action.

Speaking yesterday on Channels Television’s breakfast show, “Sunrise Daily”, the NANS president in Benin Republic, Ugochukwu Favour, urged the government to ensure that legitimately admitted students do not suffer like those found culpable.

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

Ugochukwu also urged the government to intensify efforts to probe the matter and sanction only those involved in the malpractice.

According to him, NANS in the Benin Republic has constituted a committee to probe the matter.


Ugochukwu added that the report of its findings would be crucial to addressing future occurrences.

“I have really not validated if it has been happening for a long time. This is like what just came out on social media. 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,” he added.

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