Covenant University Dons Among Fake Professors in Nigerian Institutions? Mngt Speaks on Viral Post

Covenant University Dons Among Fake Professors in Nigerian Institutions? Mngt Speaks on Viral Post

  • Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, has denied having in the institution, some of the fake professors listed in a social media post that has gone viral
  • The post, sourced from a broadcast medium, listed 100 names as being fake professors in Nigerian universities
  • However, the institution debunked the list saying it has no such names as listed in the said article in its payroll

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has 9-year experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

Ota, Ogun state - Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, has refuted claims of employing any of the purported fake professors listed in a viral social media post.

The post, originating from a broadcasting outlet, detailed 100 names allegedly identified as fake professors across Nigerian universities, some reportedly associated with Covenant University.

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Covenant University denies having fake professors. Photo credit: @CUHEBRON
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Covenant University denies harbouring four fake professors

The school's management in a statement signed on Saturday, January 6, clarified that the institution completely disavowed and disclaimed the “malicious publication.”

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Adeleye said that the individuals labelled fake professors at Covenant University have never been affiliated with the institution in any capacity.

The university's statement reads in full:

"The attention of Covenant University management was drawn to a purported publication by the National Universities Commission [NUC] titled - 'About 100 Fake Professors Uncovered In Nigerian Universities'.
"The publication listed four such Professors in Covenant University.
"The University management wishes to set the record straight, as we have no such names as listed in the said article in our payroll. Also, Covenant had never interacted with any of the four persons at any time, and in any capacity.

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"We wish to put it on record that our recruitment exercise is rigorous. It is worthy to also note, that our appointments and promotions criteria is of world class standard, hence, Covenant would not appoint unqualified persons as professors.
"We wish to, by this statement, advise our esteemed stakeholders to kindly disregard this misinformation."

Covenant University: 283 students bag 1st class

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Covenant University announced that 283 students bagged first-class honours in the 2022/2023 academic session.

Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, the institution's vice-chancellor, confirmed this development at the 18th convocation ceremony.

Covenant University Increases workers’ salary by 20%

Legit.ng also reported that the management of Covenant University increased the salary of workers of the institution to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.

Prof. Adebayo said the new salary is an increment of 20 per cent.

Close friends bag first class from Covenant University

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Meanwhile, a heartwarming video of a young lady and her close friends who achieved first-class degrees from Covenant University has gone viral and inspired many people.

The lady was ecstatic as she captured them on camera, showing off their dance moves and expressing their gratitude for their academic success.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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