Boys quarter degrees is over, FG promises to go after illegal satellite campuses

Boys quarter degrees is over, FG promises to go after illegal satellite campuses

- It will no longer be business as usual for foreign illegal satellite campuses with affiliations to unaccredited universities as the Nigerian government is set to take action

- This was made known by the minister of education on Thursday, November 12, in Abuja

- The federal government will be carrying out an evaluation of certificates from foreign universities

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The federal government has promised to go after those operating illegal satellite campuses and affiliations with foreign unaccredited universities in Nigeria.

Adamu Adamu, the minister of education who made this known on Thursday, November 12, in Abuja, noted that an evaluation of certificates obtained by Nigerians from foreign universities will be carried out as well.

According to Adamu, this move is in line with the quest of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigerian students obtain foreign degrees that are internationally competitive.

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FG Goes After Holders Of Fake Foreign Degrees, Illegal Satellite Campuses

The federal government has vowed to go after holders of fake foreign degrees, those operating illegal satellite campuses in Nigeria. Photo credit: Nigerian Tribune
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The minister speaking during an event stated that there would be no hiding place for those claiming to be affiliated with foreign universities that are non-existing.

While stressing that the era of “Boys Quarter” degrees was over, Adamu explained that the National Standing Committee (NSC) was set up to determine the Nigerian equivalent of certificates and degrees of foreign institutions.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Adekoya Owosibo was appointed as the new provost and chief executive officer of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAHPT), Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo state.

Owosibo's appointment was approved by President Buhari through the Sabo Nanono-led Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

According to a release made available by the institution, the appointment which is for a single period of five years took effect from Friday, August 21.

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In a related development, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the reinstatement of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the school's vice-chancellor.

The chairman of the chapter, Dele Ashiru, on Thursday, November 12, described the decision by the presidential visitation panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari as a victory of the rule of law.

Ashiru hailed the panel for following the due process that returned Ogundipe to his office and expressed hope that the move will bring back peace and stability in the leadership of the institution.

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