Certificate for Sale: Nigeria toughens, bans 18 foreign schools
Eighteen foreign higher institutions operating in Nigeria are at the receiving end as an undercover journalist allegedly busts a Benin Republic university that sells certificates to bibbers.
The reporter told Nigerian TV channel that the certificate of a supposedly four-year course from Cole Superieure de Gestion et de Technologies, ESGT was delivered to him like a pizza in 6 weeks after he paid N600,000 -Six hundred Thousand Naira, an amount that is less than 600 USD.
Audu also revealed that he never left the country’s shores during the investigation and got the certificates at a very affordable price.
The reporter scaled all hurdles and used the same fake university certificate to enlist in the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, program.
Nigeria has suspended accreditation of certificates from universities in Benin Republic and Togo.
The eighteen satellite campuses in Nigeria of foreign universities banned are: Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana. or any of its other campuses Nigeria. Columbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria. EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria. University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria. African University Cooperative Development, Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria. London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria. Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria. Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.