Varsities Deny Engaging Fake Professors –

The management of the University of Ilorin has announced that the institution did not engage the services of fake professors.

This is in response to narration of the National Universities Commission, NUC, that 100 fake professors have been employed by some universities in Nigeria.

The management, in a statement signed by the director of corporate affairs of the University, Kunle Akogun, rebuked the claims by NUC, disowning the “11 so-called professors listed against the University of Ilorin in the recently exhumed report.”

The statement reads, “The attention of the management of the University of Ilorin has been drawn to a trending list of 100 fake professors in some universities in the country as purportedly uncovered by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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“Even though the NUC has dissociated itself from the list that first surfaced in December 2019, we deem it expedient to categorically disown the 11 so-called professors listed against the University of Ilorin in the recently exhumed report.

“None of the persons on the list is on our university’s nominal roll, nor had any of them ever had any dealing with the University of Ilorin at any time or in any guise.

“This clarification is necessary to assure our esteemed stakeholders that UNILORIN’s well-heeled reputation for high integrity and strict adherence to best global practices in everything we do, especially on issue.

Also, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State has denied that four fake professors, among those purportedly discovered by the NUC, are from the university.

This is contained in a statement by the university’s head of the communication unit, Ms ChiChi Ononiwu, issued to newsmen yesterday in Ota.

Reacting to information in some sections of the media that the NUC had uncovered about 100 professors spread across some Nigerian universities, including Covenant University, Ononiwu said the institution had no such names as listed in the said article on the payroll.

“The University Management wishes to set the record straight, as we have no such names as listed in the said article in our pay roll. Also, Covenant had never interacted with any of the four persons at any time, and in any capacity as the university would not appoint unqualified persons as professors,” she said.

Similarly, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, has refuted claims of employing any of the purported fake 100 professors listed in a viral social media post.

Adetunji Adeleye, the deputy director of the Corporate Affairs Directorate at the university, clarified in Osogbo on Saturday that the institution completely disavowed and disclaimed the “malicious publication.

“We wish to notify the public that these ‘professors’ are entirely unfamiliar to us. Anyone engaging with these individuals or groups does so at their own risk,” he said.

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