The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has bemoaned the quality of persons being presented as Nigerian graduates for mobilisation by Benin Republic universities.
Regretting that the so-called graduates were unqualified, Director General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme had begun investigations into the activities of the universities involved in the fraudulent practice of sending unqualified persons.
In a statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, Ibrahim was quoted as saying: “It is unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go through the four walls of the university as graduates for NYSC mobilization.
“We are presently investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English.”
Adeyemi also revealed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has pledged to support the NYSC in combating fraudulent mobilization of unqualified graduates for national service.
Adeyemi said the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made the pledge when Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently at EFCC headquarters, Abuja.
She added that Magu condemned activities of unscrupulous persons who bring shame to the country through their desperate quest for wealth, including the sale of academic qualifications to unqualified graduates.
The EFCC had reportedly commended corps members for educating Nigerians on the dangers of corruption through the Anti-corruption Community Development Service Groups.