The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is investigating alleged six-week degree scheme at Ecole Superieure de Gestion et de Technologies (ESGT) in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

ICPC Chairman Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu initiated a critical meeting on Tuesday at the agency headquarters in Abuja with a reporter from a news outlet to verify details and move beyond speculation.

ICPC Spokesperson Azuka Ogugua said the investigation into ESGT in Cotonou reveals a concerning situation where degrees are allegedly awarded in as little as six weeks, bypassing standard academic procedures like application, registration, coursework, and examinations.

The ICPC, in a statement, said: “In response to these critical allegations, the ICPC is embarking on a thorough investigation.

“This probe will rigorously examine the networks and individuals engaged in these malpractices, with the objective of restoring and preserving the integrity of our educational system.

“Furthermore, the Commission will engage in a synergistic collaboration with relevant domestic and international bodies to jointly evaluate the legitimacy of academic qualifications procured from overseas institutions, especially those highlighted in the investigative report.

“The ICPC calls upon all stakeholders in the educational and governmental sectors to join hands in this critical endeavor. Together, we can work towards a future where the credibility of our educational qualifications is unimpeachable, and where corruption finds no refuge.”

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