NUC To Screen Foreign Degree Certificates Before NYSC

The Federal Government has constituted a committee, comprising of members from the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education, to screen certificates obtained by Nigerian students who studied abroad.
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, who said that mere knowing that a foreign university was approved is not enough as the programme pursued by a student might not be approved.
“When they come for NYSC, they are referred to the Ministry of Education to look at the quality of their certificates.
“Recently, the ministry decided to set up a joint committee of NUC and the Federal Ministry of Education to look at the quality of those certificates; the committee has been set up but it has not been inaugurated.
“In Ukraine, where we have many of our students for instance, it is not that all the universities are bad; some are really good but it 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.
The NUC boss had earlier expressed concern over the quality of universities Nigerian students attend in the West African sub-region, especially in Ghana. (NAN)

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