The existence of fake professors in Nigerian universities have been exposed as about 100 of these fake professors are said to be operating in various universities in the country.
The National Universities Commission NUC made the revelation over the week in its November edition of the commission’s bulletin as it went ahead to published details of the fake professors on its website while the specific names of such ‘professors’ have been sent to the various universities for verification.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission Professor Abubakar Rasheed is quoted in the bulletin as saying this at the 2019 retreat for vice-chancellors by the NUC Strategy Advisory Committee.
According to Rasheed,” 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.
Professor Abubakar Rasheed of NUC
“This measure helped in identifying fake professors in the system, the fight against fake professors is a collective responsibility.”
Rasheed while addressing the committee of vice-chancellors at a recent meeting relayed the complaint of the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, where he complained and questioned the credibility and genuineness of certificates of some corps members obtained from some prestigious universities abroad.
The vice-chancellors were advised 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.