NUC Uncovers Fake Professors In Universities
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has raised an alarm over the rising cases of indiscriminate conferment of professorial titles on some members of the academic.
The commission’s executive secretary, professor Abubakar Rasheed, spoke on the trend while inaugurating the committee on the review of submission on procedure, criteria and records of professorial promotion by some non degree awarding institutions in Nigeria.
The executive secretary, says he is worried over the desperation of some lecturers to be addressed as professors and said the worrisome trend is more rampant in the private universities.
He also listed some institutions who had been illegally awarding professorial titles on their members and resource persons as including the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Duties.
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Others according to the NUC executive secretary are the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution as well as Nigeria-French language village and the national institute of Nigerian languages.
Abubakar says some of the institutions and agencies had even approached the national assembly to procure laws to empower them to award fake professorship.
To check the worrisome development, he recalled that the commission sent a list of professors to the vice chancellors for verification and to ascertain lecturers who qualify as professors.