The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Benin Republic has highlighted that approximately 15,000 Nigerian students are currently studying in the country.
In response to the ban on the validation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo, NANS has called for leniency, urging the government to consider students who were legitimately admitted.
The NANS president in Benin Republic, Ugochukwu Favour, emphasized the need for the government to conduct a thorough investigation into the certificate racketeering issue and take appropriate actions against those involved.
He said NANS in the Benin Republic had constituted a committee to probe the matter, adding that the report of its findings would be vital in curbing future occurrences.
“For now, I will say that the Federal Government should look into the issue. Now, you can’t, because it is happening in this school, punish everyone because it involved close to 15,000 students in the Benin Republic.
“I have really not validated if it has been happening for a long time. This is just like what just came out on social media and 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 said.