NUC Uncovers 100 Fake University Professors In Nigeria
The National Universities Commission has disclosed that it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities.
The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in the November edition of the commission’s bulletin.
The ES noted that the commission 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.”
He also encouraged the vice-chancellors to have accurate statistics of staff, students and other components in their respective universities off-hand.