The National Universities Commission, NUC, has disclosed that no fewer than 100 fake professors have been uncovered in Nigerian universities.
The commission’s Executive Secretary,Prof Abubakar Rasheed, made the revelation in its November bulletin and said that commission had published the details of the fake professors on its website and also sent the names to the various universities for verification.
“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.
“This measure helped in identifying fake professors in the system. The fight against fake professors is a collective responsibility.
“VCs should check the excesses of their affiliated institutions. Universities must spearhead the fight against academic corruption which must be tackled by all stakeholders,” he urged