Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Thursday, said that the Nigerian government will not take lightly its stance on blacklisting 52 non-accredited universities in the Benin Republic.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this when Gbemileke Ogunronbi, President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Benin Republic Chapter paid her a visit in Abuja as contained in a statement by her Media Aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.

According to her, the National Universities Commission, NUC, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB and the Ministry of Education had to blacklist some of these schools to save the innocent children.

The statement reads; “Most of these institutions that Nigerian students attend in our neighbouring countries are sub-standard, we have better standard private universities in Nigeria than those schools.

“That is why National Universities Commission, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the Ministry of Education had to blacklist some of these schools to save the innocent students.

“Nigerian students are being exploited in most of these countries. There is a particular country we went to that a university is being run in the portal cabin right inside a market.”

Dabiri-Erewa, therefore, said that Nigeria would not accept certificates from such schools for the National Youth Service Scheme because students who failed in Nigeria run to those schools for admission.

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