Not less than 100 fake professors have been unmasked in Nigerian universities by the National Universities Commission, NUC.
Prof Abubakar Rasheed, the commission’s Executive Secretary, revealed this in the NUC’s November bulletin.
Rasheed said the NUC published the details of the fake professors on its website and also sent the names to the various universities for verification.
He said this at the 2019 retreat for Vice-Chancellors by the NUC Strategy Advisory Committee.
“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,” he said.
Rasheed 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.
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