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Graduates of “Cotonou Universities”, others banned from participating in NYSC [SEE LIST]


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By Mohammed Dahiru

The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has delisted graduates of eight foreign universities in Benin Republic, Niger and Cameroon from participating in the 2021 Batch A orientation course.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the universities, most of which award degrees a few months after matriculation, are also called “Cotonou Universities”.

In a circular containing the ban, dated March 5, 2021, which was addressed to State/FCT Coordinators and sighted by DAILY NIGERIAN, the reason for their delistment was not officially stated.

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It however instructed that all D&R and foreign trained verification officers in states to take note.

The affected institutions are Al-Nahda International University (Niger Republic); Ecole Superieur Sainte Felicite (Benin Republic); Ecole Superieur D Administration et DEconomics (Benin Republic); Ecole Superieur  DEnseignement Professionelle Le Berger – ESEP Le Berger (Benin Republic) and; Ecole Superieur St. Louis DAfrique (Benin Republic).

Others are Institute Superieur de Comm. Dord Et De Management – ISFOP (Benin Republic) and the International University, Bamenda (Cameroon).

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Recently, the Director General of the NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, accused universities in the Benin Republic of presenting unqualified persons for its one-year mandatory national service.

Mr Ibrahim, a brigadier-general, stated that NYSC had begun investigations into the activities of the universities involved in the fraudulent practice.

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The National Youth Service Corps is a program set up by the Nigerian government to foster unity, involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country.

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