The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Benin Republic, has revealed that over 15,000 students in the country have been affected by the recent ban on schools in the region.
NAN, for this reason, is calling for leniency over the ban on validation of degree certificates from the country and Togo.
An investigative reporter had recently exposed certificate racketeering in schools in the neighbouring countries.
In the wake of the development, the Nigerian Government announced a ban on the validation of degree certificates from the countries.
But appearing on Channels Television on Thursday, the NANS President of Benin Republic, Ugochukwu Favour said the government should consider legitimately admitted students.
“For now, I will say that the Federal Government should look into the issue. Now, you can’t, because it is happening in this school, punish everyone because it involved close to 15,000 students in the Benin Republic.
“I have really not validated if it has been happening for a long time. This is just like what just came out on social media and we are still trying to find out how long it has been happening,” the NANS president said. “So, that is why I set up a committee as the president to investigate it.”