NUC raises alarm over growing number of fake professors


The National Universities Commission, NUC, has alerted the public to the activities of some PhD holders lecturing in universities parading themselves as professors.

The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Adamu Rasheed, made the disclosure on Monday during the 33rd conference of the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities held at the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State.

Rasheed noted that there was an urgent need for reforms of Nigerian universities on account of doctors claiming to be professors adding that NUC would soon publish a directory of professors in all the institutions to arrest the trend.

He said, “Many professors have succeeded in cloning themselves into four or five in other universities. There are some who are promoting themselves as professors outside the universities and this is very serious. Some are not satisfied with their PhD and they just promote themselves to professorial positions. There are many of them in the university system.

“This directory will help the universities.”

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