Degrees from Togo and Benin: ICPC head to meet with reporter and begin probe

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Musa Adamu Aliyu, the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), has called a crucial meeting with the reporter who revealed the purported degree certificate fraud in several neighboring nations at the Commission’s Abuja headquarters.

According to a statement from the ICPC’s director of press, Azuka Ogugua, the invitation was extended to talk about the reporter’s piece about suspected corrupt activities at a Cotonou university, which was published on December 30.

According to the statement, the purpose of the discussion with the reporter was to further the investigation and take appropriate action against those connected to the certificate fraud.

According to Ebantel, an investigation into Ecole Supérieure de Gestion et de Technologies, or ESGT, in Cotonou turned up troubling information about how degrees are purportedly awarded in as little as six weeks, circumventing the need for application, registration, coursework, and exams—all of which are required for regular academic programs.

The ICPC announced that it is starting a comprehensive inquiry in response to these serious accusations.

In order to restore and maintain the integrity of our educational system, the Commission states that “the probe will rigorously examine the networks and individuals engaged in these malpractices.”

The Commission said that it would work in concert with pertinent national and international organizations to assess the validity of degrees obtained from foreign universities, particularly those that were emphasized in the inquiry report.

The ICPC then issued a call to action for all parties involved in the government and educational sectors to collaborate on this vital project.

The Commission declared, “Together, we can work towards a future where corruption finds no refuge and where the credibility of our educational qualifications is unimpeachable.”

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