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 the reason for their delistment was not officially stated.
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)
- Ecole Superieur St. Louis DAfrique (Benin Republic)
Others Institutions are
- Institute Superieur de Comm. Dord Et De Management – ISFOP (Benin Republic)
- The International University, Bamenda (Cameroon).
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.
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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