- NUC says the number of fake professors in Nigeria university system may be more than 100
- This was disclosed by NUC executive secretary Professor Abubakar Rasheed
- Rasheed, however, dismissed claims in some quarters that the FG had abolished catchment area as admission criteria
Professor Abubakar Rasheed, executive secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), has lamented that there are over 100 fake professors in the Nigerian university system.
The NUC said the fake professors were uncovered during a verification exercise.
“As part of the measures at repositioning our universities, the NUC, through its STRADCOM, recently verified and published a full directory of professors in the Nigerian university system.
“In the process of validating the submissions, university Senates have, in some cases, uncovered that quite a number of professors are either fake or are yet to mature to full professors,” Rasheed disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that in its efforts to sanitise Nigerian tertiary institutions across the country, the executive secretary of the NUC recently announced that about 100 fake professors were uncovered by the commission.
Prof Rasheed said that about 100 fake professors’ details were posted on the NUC website and the commission had to send the names to the various universities for verification.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, December 21, said it is worrying that some employers of labour now describe Nigerian graduates as unemployable.
The Nigerian leader made the statement when speaking at the 31st convocation of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, The Cable reports.
The president who was represented by Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), advised the universities to come up with measures in ensuring that their graduates are employable.
“In today’s globalised knowledge economy in which the wealth, strategic importance and ranking of any country in the comity of nations is determined largely by its knowledge economy index, my expectation is that our universities will use the instrumentality of their tripartite mandates of teaching, research and community engagement to launch Nigeria into an enviable position among nations of the world,” he said.
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