NYSC withholds certificates of graduates from questionable foreign universities


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has asked foreign-trained graduates with questionable degrees from institutions in Benin Republic and some other African countries who were yet to be issued the NYSC discharge certificates to visit the headquarters of the scheme for further scrutiny.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the NYSC management such affected graduates to report at the NYSC headquarters in Abuja on Monday, October 7.

“Foreign-trained ex-corps members who participated in the recently concluded 2018 Batch C, Stream l Service Year with questionable degrees from universities in Benin Republic and some other African Countries, and have not been issued Certificate of National Service (CNS) to present themselves for further scrutiny.

“Those concerned are to report at NYSC National Directorate headquarters Abuja from Monday, 14th October, 2019,” it stated.

The statement explained that only qualified Nigerian graduates who had duly completed the one year mandatory service will be issued the certificate in accordance with the NYSC Act 2004.

“Management of NYSC wishes to reiterate that only qualified Nigerian graduates will be issued Certificate of National Service in line with the provisions of the NYSC Act 2004.”

The NYSC management said it was prosecuting over 65 fake graduates apprehended during Batch B Stream 2 Orientation Course.

It further said fake graduates, mostly from foreign institutions in Africa, were handed over to the Police for further investigation.

It stated that three of the corps members claimed to have graduated from Istop University, Cotonou in Benin Republic.

The service said it had found such claim to be false.


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