The National Universities Commission has disclosed that it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across various Nigerian universities.
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, in the November edition of the NUC’s bulletin.
He noted that the commission has published the details of the fake professors on its website and also sent the names to the various universities for verification.
According to the bulletin, Rasheed stated this at the 2019 retreat for Vice-Chancellors by the NUC Strategy Advisory Committee.
The NUC boss said, “The updated version of those documents will be published by December 2019 and professors in their respective universities uploaded their CV on the website which was used in the compilation of the directory. About 100 fake professors also uploaded their details but we detected them.
“This measure helped in identifying fake professors in the system. The fight against fake professors is a collective responsibility.”
The Executive Secretary informed the vice-chancellors of a recent meeting held with the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, where the latter complained that some corps members’ degree certificates purportedly obtained from some prestigious universities were questionable.
In this light, the NUC boss urged VCs to check the excesses of their affiliated institutions, noting that universities must spearhead the fight against academic corruption which must be tackled by all stakeholders.
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