Nigerian University Promotes 40 Lecturers to Rank of Professor

Nigerian University Promotes 40 Lecturers to Rank of Professor

  • The University of Ilorin has elevated the ranks of 40 of its senior academic staff to the highest level obtainable in academia
  • The institution revealed that the scholars have demonstrated the required excellence and brilliance over time, making them deserving of the promotion
  • The spread of the promotion cut across major faculties in the institution, with the faculty of Agriculture boasting 11 new professors

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The University of Ilorin has announced that 40 of its senior academic staff have been promoted to the position of professor.

Their elevation was a result of their remarkable contribution to the community through outstanding research and teaching, making them befitting of the recognition.

Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, ratifies the promotion of Unilorin lecturers to rank of professor
Tahir Mamman, the minister of Education, approves of the promotion Image: Ministry of Education
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The announcement was made in the institution's bulletin, which was made public on Monday, May 14.

The Premium Times reported that the promotion was approved by the Nigerian Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman.

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The 'better by far' institution breaks down the spread of the promotion, with the Faculty of Agriculture claiming 11 professors.

Two lecturers from both the faculty of Clinical Sciences and the faculty of Communication and Information were also promoted.

It continued that the faculty of Law produced one new professor while the faculty of Life Sciences produced four.

UNILORIN expels 9 final-year students had, in a previous report, narrated that the federal institution expelled nine students who were in their final year of study.

The reason for the action was that all of them were caught engaging in examination malpractice.

The university published the names of the expelled students in its periodic bulletin to deter other students.

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Earlier, reported that UNILORIN was highlighted in the annual report of the Auditor General for the Federation for failing to remit N1 billion to the Nigerian government's Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).

Additionally, the report accuses the university management of deducting taxes from employees' salaries but not forwarding them to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Specifically, the university deducted 227 million as Pay as You Earn (PAYE) tax from its workers' earnings but did not remit these funds to the government as required.

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