National University Commission, NUC, has uncovered over 100 fake Professors in public universities in Nigeria.
The disclosure was made by Professor Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the NUC while briefing newsmen in Abuja.
He said part of their efforts to ensure quality in Nigerian public universities, his institutions now published entire list of professors in university system.
Rasheed said part their efforts was introducing new proprogramms, establishing research and innovations centres among others
He also debunked the allegations that federal government has dumped some catchment areas as requirements for admission into public varsities, all in attempt to promote Nigerian universities to 21st century standard
The executive secretary however, decried how Nigerian varsities are only occupied by indegines of the country
He said, “As part of measures at repositioning our universities, the NUC through its STRADCOM, recently verified and published a full directory of professors in the Nigerian university system.
“In the process of validating the submissions, university Senates have, in some cases, uncovered that quite a number of professors are either fake or are yet to mature to full professors.”
“It is absolutely untrue that the Federal Government has abrogated the catchment area as part of the criteria for admission into Nigerian universities.”