The University of Ilorin’s management has stated that they are not aware of the list of alleged fake professors said to be working in the institution.
This was disclosed in a press statement made available to journalists in Ilorin on Sunday, January 7.
The press statement which was issued by the institution and signed by the Director, Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, read, “The attention of the management of the University of Ilorin has been drawn to a trending list of 100 fake professors in some universities in the country as purportedly uncovered by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
“Even though the NUC has dissociated itself from the list that first surfaced in December 2019, we deem it expedient to categorically disown the 11 so-called professors listed against the University of Ilorin in the recently exhumed report.
”None of the persons on the list is on our University’s nominal roll, nor had any of them ever had any dealing with the University of Ilorin at any time or in any guise.
“This clarification is necessary to assure our esteemed stakeholders that UNILORIN’s well-heeled reputation for high integrity and strict adherence to best global practices in everything we do, especially on issues of staff promotion, remains unsoiled and it can never be compromised.
Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission has refuted the authenticity of the list circulating in the media, which claims the presence of fake professors in certain Nigerian universities.
The Deputy Executive Secretary in Charge of Academic Directorate, Dr. Noel Abiodun Saliu explained that such information should be taken as mischievous and unfounded.