The National Universities Commission (NUC) has uncovered 100 fake professors.
Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, the NUC Executive Secretary, said this at the 2019 retreats for Vice Chancellors. He said the names were posted on the NUC website and the commission had sent them to the various universities for verification.
He urged professors in their respective universities to upload their curricula vitae on the website which was used in the compilation of the directory of full professors. He also encouraged the vice-chancellors to have accurate statistics of staff, students and other components in their respective universities off-hand. He applauded them for ensuring that institutions, as he also cautioned them to be mindful while signing certificates of students especially those of affiliate institutions under their purview.
Rasheed directed that the vice-chancellors should check the excesses of their affiliated institutions, noting that lecturers hardly spend time with their students and argued that Ph.D. supervisions had lacked the necessary quality time required and desired as both the lecturers and students did not create time for each other.
He also stated that lecturers were not permitted to teach in more than two universities, while minimum teaching for eight hours should be enforced and the practice where lecturers move from three to four universities must stop.