Busted : NYSC apprehends 95 fake graduates


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has decried the presentation of fake academic credentials and attempt to smuggle names of unqualified persons into the mobilisation list.


Among the last batch of corps members, 95 fake graduates, 60 from Nigerian universities and 35 from West African universities participated in the scheme, until they were caught. Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director-General, revealed this during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilisation Workshop in Minna on Wednesday, October 9th.

Ibrahim said: “It had been discovered that names of unqualified persons are included in the Senate/Academic Board approved list uploaded on the NYSC registration portal by some corps producing institutions. This is very worrisome as it amount to betrayal of trust or gross negligence which will not be tolerated,” he said.

Adding that the NYSC act prescribes a four-year jail term for the presentation of fake credentials for mobilisation. “Very soon, we will mobilise prospective corps members. I want to appeal to persons with the intention to present fake certificates not to show up”.

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