The University of Ilorin’s management has vehemently disassociated itself from the list of purported fake professors circulating on social media.
The list claimed to expose 100 fake professors across various universities, an assertion that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has distanced itself from since December 2019.
In a recent statement, the University of Ilorin management explicitly disowned the 11 individuals listed as fake professors associated with the institution in the report.
The university clarified that none of the individuals mentioned is on the university’s nominal roll, and they have never had any affiliation or dealings with the University of Ilorin.
The university emphasized its commitment to maintaining a reputation for high integrity and strict adherence to global best practices, especially regarding staff promotions.
The management deemed it necessary to provide this clarification to assure stakeholders of the institution’s unwavering commitment to upholding ethical standards.
The university dismissed the circulating report as an attempt by mischief-makers and purveyors of fake news to tarnish its reputation. The statement concluded by urging the public to ignore the trending report, reaffirming the University of Ilorin’s dedication to excellence and integrity in all its endeavors.
The statement stated, “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.”
“We view the trending report as another antic of purveyors of fake news and mischief makers, and they should be rightly ignored.”