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Nigeria’s BSc, HND, others soon to be acceptable across Africa – FG

Nigeria’s federal government has announced plans to have its degrees and certifications recognized in other African countries.

Specifically, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announced that it has ratified the convention aimed at standardizing diploma and credential recognition across the continent. After the virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, junior education minister Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba informed journalists.

According to him, the education ministry presented two memos to the council.

“The first one dealt with the ratification of a convention that Nigeria has already acceded to. The convention seeks to regularise the recognition of diplomas and certificates all across Africa,’’ stated Mr Nwajiuba.

He went on to say that the convention meant that Nigerian credentials, certificates, and degrees may be used in any African country.

The minister went on to say that Nigeria would recognize degrees from other African countries, and that the flow of academics would benefit everyone.

The second memo dealt with the N1.1 billion contract for the construction of two blocks of the Adamawa State University’s Social Science Complex in Mubi. TETfund allocation emerged from 2017 to 2021, according to the government.

Mr Nwajiuba also spoke on the $125 million Global Partnership on Education (GPE). He stated, “I have a bit of explanation to do in respect of the $125 million from the GPE and the way we intend to apply it. GPE is the Global Partnership on Education and seeks to address gaps in the education system.”

“As a result, when this money actually arrives, we will be trying to fill gaps in the system,” the minister stated.

Mr Nwajiuba, reacting to a video showing kidnapped kids being tortured, said it was upsetting any time bandits and terrorists kidnapped pupils.

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