NYSC — 95 graduates arrested with fake certificates
The National Youth Service Corps has said that it has apprehended about 95 graduates with fake certificates from Nigeria and foreign universities and handed them over to security agencies during the last orientation exercise.
The Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this on Wednesday at the 2019 Batch ‘C’ pre-mobilization workshop, held in Niger State.
Ibrahim said that 65 out of the arrested graduates were from universities in Nigeria while 30 others were from other West African universities.
“Regarding fraudulent certificates, we have arrested 65 fake students from universities in Nigeria and from other West African universities, we have arrested about 30. We have handed them over to the police for prosecution.”
NYSC boss revealed that some tertiary institutions in Nigeria still engage in the sale of Degree and HND certificates and statements of result to unqualified persons in a bid to smuggle them into NYSC mobilisation.
The DG lamented that this attempt is threatening the credibility of the NYSC mobilisation process, adding that the action has grave implications for the socio-economic development of the country.
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